March 2018 Update:
Dear Friends of Beach Shack --
My dream of creating a place for writers here on Hilton Head Island is starting to build momentum!
I recently partnered with the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, South Carolina, to co-present a special memoir and marketing writing retreat and workshop honoring the beloved and bestselling Lowcountry author Pat Conroy March 1-4, 2018, and the response from participants and workshop instructors alike is both gratifying and exciting!
If 5 is the highest rating, we rate Beach Shack a 5. *****
Facilitators were professional, prepared, and knowledgeable.
Beautiful facility. Easy to find and easy to navigate.
Everything was top notch. The cookies, extraordinary!
Cindy paid attention to every detail, right down to the delicious homemade cookies on the table! She was very welcoming. 5 *****!
On site beach front accommodations are available, and dining/cocktail facilities are ideal.
I loved everything about the March Memoir Beach Shack Writers’ retreat! The location of course was great, right on the beach, but the presentations and interactions were what really resonated with me. This was my first writers’ workshop and many were much further along in their journey. However, I felt completely encouraged and accepted.
Co-presented Beach Shack Writers & Pat Conroy Literary Center fall and spring retreat & workshops in poetry and fiction are in the works.
May 17-19 Beach Shack Writers, in partnership with the Bluffton Book Festival, will present a Story Construction themed retreat and workshops, focusing on plot structure, character development, and how and when a writer should enlist the help and services of a professional developmental editor.
Plans are also in the works for a September 2018 Bennington Writing Seminars Alumni Reunion Retreat. This event will allow BWS alumni and special guest faculty -- Jill McCorkle is going to be here! We are still finalizing the faculty guests -- to play on the beach and ride bikes by day and enjoy Faculty Readings & Fellowship by night. The dates for the alumni retreat are September 12-16 and details about this special event will be posted soon on our Retreats & Workshops page of this website. Stay tuned!
We've Got A New DONATE Button!
For those just now discovering Beach Shack Writers, I hope you will consider making a donation to our first year cause. We are still in the fledgling stages of seeing this dream come to fruition, and we can certainly use and are so very grateful for every single donated lift off dollar we receive.
Beach Shack is not a non-profit, but we are a business that supports and promotes the arts. Friends of Beach Shack donations allow us to keep our retreat and workshop fees reasonable, and one day we hope to offer Beach Shack Scholarships to passionate and talented writers who need a place and space to follow their dreams but simply can't afford it. Your donations also go to helping us get the Beach Shack word out via advertising and marketing.
People who visit Hilton Head return to Hilton Head. They come back in droves. The same will happen with Beach Shack. We just need to get them here. Once. With your help.
Friends of Beach Shack will receive regular updates on this website page, advance notice and discounts on upcoming retreats and workshops. The exceptionally generous Friends of Beach Shack can expect a dozen homemade cookies delivered via Fed Ex within a week of your donation.
Thank you for your support of Beach Shack Writers and my vision to create a vital and vibrant writing experience on Hilton Head Island.
Director, Beach Shack Writers
There are 2 EASY ways to become a Friend of Beach Shack:
1. PayPal, credit and debit card donations can be made by clicking on the DONATE button below.
2. Checks, made payable to Beach Shack Writers, LLC can be mailed to: Cindy Whitman 40 Folly Field Road #B242 Hilton Head Island, SC 29928