The SCBWI-NM retreat's coming up, October 4-7, at Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez, NM. Mountain air, and the space and time to read, write, and talk about reading and writing. A dining room with the most amazing (or terrifying!) collection of clown paintings you ever saw. Home-cooked meals on time. Walks by the river. Cell phone dead zone. No Internet access. Bliss. My fellow critique group facilitators will be Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Betsy James, and Eleanor Schick. Betsy's fantasy novel, Listening at the Gate, is a Tiptree Honor Book.
My last manuscript workshop of the year through Writers.com is currently in session. No more online classes will be scheduled until 2008. Updates will be posted on the class listings page of the Writers.com web site, or you can sign up for their e-mail newsletter.