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Rewards of Focusing: Writing without Distractions

October 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - October 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm


Focus is the feature that drives all aspects of a story. We establish and sustain an effective piece of writing through the process of focusing and having a time and a place to write.

During this retreat, we will work on material in progress and on short writing assignments offered each day. We will discuss problems and suggest solutions. Whether the goal is to work on material in progress, or to simply focus on the act of just getting started, we all share aspects as writers.

We can strengthen focus through revision. Through editing, we often discover/uncover a story, in much the same way that a sculptor reveals a statue hidden in marble.

Take walks with a view of the mountains and river, sharpen writing skills, meet other exceptional writers, and have time for meals and plenty of breaks. This retreat is for writers of every genre. Whether you are a beginner writer or an experienced author, you will be energized by the retreat.

Date & Time: Fri., Oct. 11 at 5pm through Mon., Oct. 14, at 1pm

Presenter: Magie Dominic

Fee: $350


About the Presenter

Magie Dominic, writer and artist, studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and lives in New York. Her memoirs, The Queen of Peace Room and Street Angel, have been nominated for the Canadian Women’s Studies Award, Book of the Year Award/Memoir – ForeWord Magazine, the Judy Grahn Award and received the Silver Medal from the Independent Publishers Book Award, 2017.

She was nominated for the Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Award and co-authored H. M. Koutoukas Remembered by His Friends, Eco Poetry, and Belles Lettres/Beautiful Letters. She has written for the Toronto Globe and Mail and The Village Voice

Her writing and art archives are with New York University Fales Library Permanent Collection and her theater archives are with New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Her artwork has been exhibited in Toronto and New York, including a presentation at The United Nations.


October 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
October 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
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