Why: Created at the request of the Continuing Education Division of the Farmington CT Public Schools, this unique retreat offers a small group of writers and other creative spirits an opportunity to invigorate their work through participation in workshops, cultural excursions, and relaxation.
April 1 - 9, 2016
Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii
Sheraton Kona, Kailua-Kona, HI
What the Program will include:
Eight days and eight nights in a relaxing, resort setting with onsite spa
(All breakfasts, 3 boxed lunches, welcome reception, luau, farewell dinner plus two off-site events)
- Time to write, share, read and respond with fellow writers
- Writing workshops, panel discussions and Q & A sessions
- Morning Yoga
- Hawaiian creativity workshop tailored to our group plus other cultural activities
- Time to explore the Big Island on your own
-Automatic entrance into the First Annual Big Island Book Award
(first prize will be publishing by eFitzgerald Publishing, LLC)
- Optional Coaching and Manuscript Critique
Small, intimate group of no more than 25
1:8 ratio facilitators to attendees
Conference Fee - $750
Reserve before December 15 - $500
Hotel/Meals/Activities package (double occupancy) - $1750*
*Please click on the Program and Sheraton Kona tabs to see what's included
Reserve your space with $1000 by December 31...
Balance due by February 1, 2016
Bring-a-friend Special for groups of two or more
Other room options available - contact us for rates
*Double Occupancy ... Contact us for Single Occupancy rate and other upgrades.
Kama'aina rate for local writers not wishing to stay onsite also available.
The purchase of private travel insurance is highly recommended.
Big Island Writers’ Retreat and Conference organizers are not liable for expenses incurred by attendees if all or some planned events do not take place due to factors outside of the organizers’ control.