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Writing Workshops with The Sun

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The Sun magazine announces two weekend workshops.

Into the Fire: The Sun Celebrates Personal Writing

Rowe Conference Center
Rowe, Massachusetts
June 1-3, 2012
Two Full Scholarships Available: Apply by March 15, 2012

Esalen Institute
Big Sur, California
October 26-28, 2012
Two Full Scholarships Available: Apply by August 17, 2012

Join Sun authors Joseph Bathanti, Krista Bremer, Alison Luterman, and Lee Martin, along with editor and publisher Sy Safransky, for a lively weekend of writing, conversation, and inspiration.

Program Description

To write about ourselves in a way that touches others and reminds them of our fundamental connectedness we must be willing to take a leap -- with all our passion, fear, and longing -- into the fire. And that fire is not just a metaphor. It's as real as our own mysterious existence; as real as a painful moment that has broken, and maybe opened, our hearts.

We'll discuss essays, fiction, and poems with their authors, who will lead exercises geared to bring forth similar elements in your own writing. Readers Write-style writing sessions will help get your pen moving. The weekend will conclude with Sy Safransky reading from his Notebook.

To Register:
Call Rowe at (413)339-4954 or register online. Read more details about the presenters and schedule of events here.
Call Esalen at (888) 837-2536 or register online. Read more details about the presenters and schedule of events here.

Costs
The Sun is offering two full scholarships to aspiring or established writers who would benefit from either retreat but are unable to afford it. Scholarships cover lodging, meals, and tuition for the weekend.

For the Rowe weekend
There are two costs for conferences at Rowe. One is a program cost, which is assessed on a sliding scale. The second covers meals and housing and is based on the type of lodging you select. Visit the Rowe website details.

Scholarship-application forms are available here. To apply please e-mail your completed form, along with your CV and a statement of intent, to scholarships (at) thesunmagazine (dot) org. Or, if you prefer, mail your application materials to:

The Sun
Attn: Rowe Scholarships
107 North Roberson Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Application materials must be received by March 15, 2012.
Applicants will be notified of our decision by April 2.

For the Esalen Institute weekend
Esalen's weekend cost is based on the type of lodging you select; it includes tuition, meals, and accommodations. For details, visit Esalen's Reservation Information page.

Scholarship-application forms are available here. To apply please e-mail your completed form, along with your CV and a statement of intent, to scholarships (at) thesunmagazine (dot) org. If you prefer you may mail your application materials to:

The Sun
Attn: Esalen Scholarships
107 North Roberson Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Application materials must be received by August 17, 2012.
We will notify applicants of our decision by September 7.


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