Dates: Nov. 1 (3 pm) – Nov. 3, 2024 (2ish)
Location: Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction, VT
Facilitator: Joni Cole (plus one guest instructor)
Price: $395 (includes dinner Friday evening, lunch and dinner Saturday, Sunday light brunch, plus snacks throughout the weekend. Hotel rooms are not included in the $395 workshop fee)

One of the most productive things we can do as writers is shed our fears and share our efforts. To that end, this gathering of about 20-25 writers offers a weekend of interactive workshops and quality instruction.

·      Our prompt sessions provide a crash course on narrative craft, and how to engender a productive and positive creative process.

·      Our 6-participant workshops offer the opportunity for you to share aloud up to 500 words of a work-in-progress for tailored feedback.

·       “Feedback Mountain” provides real-time opportunities to revise your work forward during the presentation.

 ·     “Writer’s Block Workarounds” offers an actionable discussion on how to avoid writer’s block and inspire consistent productivity

·      Query Corner addresses the challenges of submitting your work for publication. (This event includes insightful critiques of participant’s queries, for those who are willing to share.) 

·      Our “Open Mic Openings” event gives you the opportunity to read aloud the opening of your essay, novel, memoir, or other work-in-progress for appreciation and rapid responses.

The Write-Away also includes other sessions that will serve you every step of the creative process, from your first “rehearsal” drafts through final revisions. The ultimate goal of the Write-Away…to help you write more, write better, and be happier! 

Come. Write. Connect. And learn from our collective wisdom. Newbies and seasoned authors welcome. Please leave all self-doubts at the door. To confirm your participation or for more info: email  Reading list: Good Naked: How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier and Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive. And Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive. Available wherever books are sold.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations before September 15, 2024 will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations between September 15 – October 15, 2024 will incur a 30% fee. Cancellations after October 15, 2024 are non-refundable. When you register for the Good Naked Weekend Write-Away, you agree to these terms. 

To pay, I accept Venmo (my acct is @Joni-Cole-2; the last 4 digits of my cell are 2315) Or I accept checks made out to “Joni Cole” and sent to 53 Brick House Lane, White River Junction, VT 05001.

Hotel Coolidge Info for the Write-Away Weekend

For those of you who need to book a room during our Write-Away, The Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction, VT (where all workshops, meals, etc. will be happening) is a good option. To reserve your room, contact Judith Falk at the Hotel Coolidge Front Desk, (802) 295- 3118. To assure availability, please make your reservations as soon as possible, and if you need an early check-in, let Judith know. Note the Hotel has free parking for overnight guests. (For day guests, there is a free municipal lot directly across from the hotel.)