Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cruisin' Conference for Writers

Many of you know I love to travel, love to cruise, and love to write.
Now I get to do them all at once. I will be a presenter on Catherine Yesayan’s first-ever cruise leaving out of the Long Beach Harbor on Sunday, Feb 5, sort of a pre Valentine’s love fest for writers. It also stars Jeraldine Saunders, author of the long-running (and famed!) “Love Boat” TV series starring Gavin McLeod. She will give the keynote speech and share with other writers her extensive career in publishing nonfiction self-help books.
It’s also frugal because the conference prices are quite low but you’ll also get a $35 reduction if you reserve before 9/11/11.

Here is what Catherine has to say:

“Save your stateroom for a one-of-a-kind WRITERS' RETREAT on a cruise ship to Mexican Riviera: Sunday Feb. 5-12, 2012. Our fabulous teachers will guide you into story development, visual thinking, and journaling. Writers and non-writers are welcome. We have negotiated the best prices. Learn more: http://loveboatretreat.webs.com/”

Here is her formal invitation:

Remember the "Love Boat?"

Our Pre-Valentine Cruise will bring "Love Boat" memories alive with keynote speaker Jeraldine Saunders,
author of the long-running TV series
"The Love Boat"
JOIN US FOR AN ENTERTAINING
and one-of-a kind writing retreat
on a CRUISE SHIP
to Mexican Riviera including
Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

Sailing Dates:
Sunday February 5-12, 2012
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Sailing from Long Beach, CA

First-ever writing getaway
This will be our first getaway. However, we'd like to turn it into an annual retreat. Each year we would go to different parts of the world, write about different places, people, cultures and travel experiences. We hope to publish the written narratives of our participants in an anthology called
Shades of Culture.

Classes are taught by our master-presenters:
Jeraldine Saunders
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Kelly Rait-

Get inspired by Ms. Jeraldine Saunders
who will share memories of the "Love Boat"
from 70s and 80s.

Imagine unwinding and lounging in the shallow of a chaise.
Imagine basking against the azure seas and writing about your inner thoughts.

For those of you who write or have always wanted to write personal narratives or travel journals, here is a great opportunity!

Writers and non-writers are welcome.
Program Director: Catherine Yesayan
cyesayan@gmail.com
Cell: 818 497 0707
Learn more at
http://loveboatretreat.webs.com/ 

Now, I have to ask you, wouldn’t it be fun to have enough Sharing with Writers subscribers and visitors among us to have our own little cocktail party/meet and greet? (-:


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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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