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A Fiction and Non-fiction Writing Workshop with Susan Conley and Lily King
July 5, 2019 - July 12, 2019$3200
Susan Conley and Lily King will be leading their second summer writing workshop at the beautiful Spannochia from July 5thth to July 12thst, 2019. Writers of all stages are welcome! Lily and Susan have been leading workshops together and separately for years in places like China, France, Ireland, Boston, and Maine. They welcome fiction and non-fiction writers. The blueprint is a writing workshop from 9-12, followed by lunch cooked for us on the farm. We’ll write new work and expand on older work every day, and we’ll try various innovative prompts to get you to small breakthroughs in your work in terms of structure and content.
Susan Conley is the author of four books, including her latest novel Elsey Come Home (Knopf 2019) which is an Oprah Magazine “Top Ten Pick,” an Amazon “Best Book of the Month,” and a Marie Claire “Best Women’s Fiction of 2019.” She’s received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Breadloaf Writers Conference, the Massachusetts Arts Council, The Maine Literary Awards, and the Maine Arts Commission which named her the 2016 Maine Literary Fellow. Conley is also the co-founder of The Telling Room, a nonprofit creative writing lab in Portland, Maine. She’s currently on the faculty of the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Writing Program.
“A week with Susan and Lily in stunning Spannochia transformed me: I came home with fabulous writing tools, massive amounts of inspiration, and important new found confidence. Thanks to such a magical week of outstanding instruction and wonderful co-student critiques, I was able to finish a solid draft of my years-worked-on novel within three months of returning home! Badass bonuses were many: Stellar new friends, bike rides through the woods to forgotten castles and gorgeously flowered fields, exquisite (mostly organic) food and wine, outdoor yoga, and blessed deep sleep in a 13th Century hilltop villa with expansive views of Tuscany. Truly one of the best weeks of my life!” —K. Taylor 2018