SeaScape Writers Retreat

Where: Chester, CT
When: 09/14 - 09/16

Devote a weekend to reinvigorating your creativity and revising your manuscript in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. Tune out distractions from the outside world as you spend time brainstorming, critiquing, revising and setting goals with other talented, committed crime fiction writers. Authors Hallie Ephron and Roberta Isleib will guide you in assessing and improving two essential components of your writing. Writer and TV investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan will join the group Saturday afternoon and evening.

This is not a conventional lecture-style conference. Each participant will submit in advance the first 20 pages from a work-in-progress. In the course of the weekend, you will rotate through two focus groups, which will examine this sample of your work-in-progress from two different perspectives:

  • Drafting a Compelling Opening led by Hallie Ephron
  • Creating Memorable Characters led by Roberta Isleib

The SeaScape Writers Retreat is limited to 18 participants.