Mokule’ia Writers Retreat
Please join me in May on Oahu for the Hawaii Book & Music Festival and the Mokule’ia Writers Retreat
Hawaii Book & Music Festival
May 5 – 6, 2018
Mokule-ia Writers Retreat
Nā Wahi Ho‘oulu (Places That Inspire Us)
May 6 – 11, 2018
The Mokulē‘ia Writers Retreat is an annual gathering that brings writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and memoir to the North Shore of O‘ahu for a week of intimate workshops and coaching. The retreat is high-level and professional — but also low-key and tuned in to the beauty of the surroundings.
With the Waianae Mountains behind us and the open ocean in front, we’ll eat, write, and play together. The theme, nā wahi ho‘oulu, acknowledges that this sacred spot will inspire us to embark on inner and outer exploration.
The retreat is the creation of North Shore native Constance Hale, the author of five books, the editor of more than three dozen, and a journalist whose stories about Hawai‘i appear on CD liner notes, as well as in publications like The Los Angeles Times and Smithsonian magazine. (Her most recent book, The Natives Are Restless, is about the hula.) A mix of talented writers, editors, and agents from both the islands and the mainland to lead various workshops and appear on panels. Lowry McFerrin might actually be giving early morning lessons in Tai Chi!
Camp Mokulē‘ia, is a 40-acre facility stretching along a remote beach in northwestern Oahu. One of the missions of the nonprofit camp is to raise ecological awareness and bridge Native Hawaiian and Western ideas of sustainability. It’s inspiring terrain and writers are encouraged to draw from the environment in their meditations and literary work whilst at the camp.
Registration is still open. See details below. To register or get more information, email me at http://lwmcferrin.com/services/.
Linda Watanabe McFerrin is an award-winning novelist, poet, travel writer and popular workshop leader, and contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines and anthologies. She is the author of two poetry collections, past editor of a popular Northern California guidebook and a winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. In addition to authoring book-length fiction and an award-winning short story collection (The Hand of Buddha), she has co-edited twelve anthologies, including the Hot Flashes: sexy little stories & poems series. Her latest novel, Dead Love (Stone Bridge Press, 2009), was a Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Superior Achievement in a Novel.
Linda has judged the San Francisco Literary Awards, the Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence and the Kiriyama Prize, served as a visiting mentor for the Loft Mentor Series and been guest faculty at the Oklahoma Arts Institute. A past NEA Panelist and juror for the Marin Literary Arts Council and the founder of Left Coast Writers®, she has led workshops in Greece, France, Italy, England, Ireland, Central America, Indonesia, Spain, Japan and the United States and has mentored a long list of accomplished and celebrated writers and best-selling authors toward publication.