*UPDATE: This event was rescheduled due to flooding at the park. See new date and registration deadline .
By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council
The deadline, April 15, 2017, is approaching to register for the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writer’s Guild fifth-annual Writers’ Retreat on May 6, 2017. To request a registration form, email Donna Campbell Smith.
The retreat will be held at Rolling View Community building at 4201 Baptist Road, Durham NC — the GPS coordinates are: 36.0048, -78.7273. Rolling View is a part of Falls Lake Recreational Park from 9am until 5pm. The day will include workshops, writing time, and readings. All writers, new and experienced are welcome.
Best-selling novelist, Diane Chamberlain will be a guest speaker with a program titled “How a Social Worker became a New York Times Best Selling Novelist in Only Thirty Years.” Deana Vassar will close the day with her presentation, “The Amherst Method, Creating a Safe Environment for the Writer.”
Fees are $30 for FCAC members, $40 for non-members, or a $50 special which includes FCAC membership through November 2017. There is a $6 per car fee to enter the park. Participants should bring a bag lunch; beverages will be provided.
Ed. Note: See this article with additional details on this day retreat and keynote speaker.