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A Beach Chair @ The Other End of the World September 12-15

Bennington Writing Seminars Reunion Retreat

Beach Shack Writers, a writers’ retreat on Hilton Head Island (founded and directed by Cindy Whitman ’97) presents A Beach Chair @ The Other End of the World: A four day, four night MFA reunion retreat featuring guest faculty faves Jill McCorkle and Betsy Cox, Alumni Open Mic Nights, Alumni Book Swap, a Literature & The Lowcountry Celebration, and lots of other fun and beachy reunion stuff. It’s like a mini residency with all of the vortex social spin and none of the workshop anxiety.

Location: Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort, a beachfront resort featuring one and two bedroom villas with full kitchens, the largest pool on the island, tennis courts, bike rentals, and an award-winning sports bar & grill.

Cost: $830

Reservations can be made by clicking “I’m Interested” and typing A Beach Chair @ The Other End of the World Sept. 12-15 in the reserved blank on the Retreats & Workshops page of this website.

 

Working Schedule

Wednesday September 12                 

4:00 – 7:00             

Check In

Welcome Happy Hour & Book Swap @Coconutz Sports Bar & Grill $20

Sunset Beach Walk

 

Thursday September 13

8:30 – 9:30

Beach Walk

10:00 – 11:30        

Ten Pages & A Towel (Casual Workshop on the deck @Jamaica Joe’z)

Noon4:00                   

Beach, Bike, Bond, Explore

4:00 – 5:30               

Happy Hour & Alumni Book Swap

7:00

Guest Faculty Reading: Jill McCorkle 

 

Friday September 14      

Literature & The Lowcountry Celebration: A day of lectures, readings, and discussions presented in partnership with the fabulous story-loving folks at the Pat Conroy Literary Center.

8:30 – 9:30

Beach Walk

10:00 – 11:30 AM 

Lowcountry Poetry

1:30 – 3:00

Lowcountry Fiction

4:30 – 6:30            

Dinner: Lowcountry Boil $25

7:00      

Guest Faculty Reading: Betsy Cox

 

Saturday September 15

8:30 – 9:30

Beach Walk

10:00 – 11:30        

Ten Pages & A Towel (Casual Workshop on the deck @ Jamaica Joe’z)

Noon to 4:00

Beach, Bike, Bond, Explore

5:00 - 7:00

Happy Hour & Casual Fare Farewell Dinner ($20)

7:00

Alumni Open Mic

 

Sunday September 16

Check Out: 10:00 AM

 

Reservations & Payment:

Because Beach Shack Writers is working in partnership with Hilton Head Beach & Tennis resort your A Beach Chair @ The Other End of the World retreat reservation and payment is a two part process.

Lodging: Reservations and payment for your retreat villa is made through the resort, using the Retreat Group # ___. When you call the resort, simply give them the Retreat Group # and they will work with you to create your reservation. Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort: 800-475-2631. The resort has its own payment, deposit requirements, and cancellation policies which will be explained when you make your reservation. Sharing a one or two bedroom villa with a classmate or two is a fun way to reduce the lodging portion of your retreat cost, but these arrangements must be made by you prior to booking your lodgings.

Beach Shack Writers: Your Beach Shack Writers reunion retreat cost of $350 is required at the time of reservation. Reservations are made by clicking the A Beach Chair @ The Other End of the World box on the Retreats & Workshops page of this website. Your I’m Interested email will prompt a PayPal invoice for the retreat, and your PayPal payment receipt will serve as your reservation confirmation. Cancellations received 60 days prior to the retreat will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the retreat will receive a 50% refund. 

Need more information? Please feel free to email any and all questions to: beachshackwriters@gmail.com  

Can't wait to see you in September!

Cindy Whitman (Winter ’97)

Director, Beach Shack Writers, LLC