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Writing Below Sea Level Announces Fall Workshops

Writing Below Sea Level: Full Immersion Workshops for Serious Writers will host its next two conferences this fall in Cedar Key.

These three-day gatherings will be even more intimate than the highly successful St. Augustine Project that we hosted last summer. We're running two concurrent workshops, limited to six writers each. I am teaching the fiction workshop and Zilpha Underwood, a newspaper and magazine editor with twenty-five years of experience, is teaching a workshop in creative non-fiction. Please check out the WBSL web site (http://www.writingbelowsealevel.com) for more details.

The first conference will be held October 1-4, 2009 and the second November 5-8, 2009.

Participants arrive Thursday afternoon and leave Sunday around 11 p.m.

Writers will learn in a rigorous but nurturing environment. The teacher-student ratio assures each participant's work will be comprehensively critiqued. In addition to manuscript workshops, group discussion regarding publishing, promotion, how to sustain the writing life, and more will be conducted. Student and instructor readings will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings.

I love the Cedar Key locale: it's beautiful, conducive to our work, isolated without being scary, has many dining and lodging choices; and once there, who needs a car?

Future conferences will be announced within the next few months.

Perhaps you will join us in Cedar Key. I hope so. And as always, thank you in advance for spreading the word.

Connie May