A Writing Retreat on the Eastern Shore


June 12-19, 2018

STORYCOMBERS means a week in a brand new beach home on a canal (and three blocks from the Ocean!) in Fenwick Island, Delaware. It means a week spent with like-minded writers, ready and willing to improve their craft and fortify themselves with beach walking, free writing, and trips into town for local seafood! Whether you're a poet or a playwright, a novelist or a writer for young readers, you'll find a home among these dedicated authors. Louise leads this group every other summer, alternating with a guest instructor from another MFA program. I'll be there this year, and frankly? I can't wait! For more information, to register, or to get on next year's waiting list (we fill up fast!), contact author Debra McArthur, Mainely Writing's Head Hancho, T-shirt Designer, and All-round Coordinator,  at 


Vermont College of Fine Arts, 

MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults

Summer Residency


July 8-18, 2018

At its loveliest in July, Vermont is the setting for a very special residency at the VCFA MFA program in Writing for Young Readers. In addition to  lectures,  workshops, and small generative sessions, our time together will include readings and discussions with celebrated authors who've changed all our lives! If you have at least 20 hours a week to devote to changing your writing and finding a community of practice that will support you throughout your career, I hope to see you there!



including the 2018 winter residency at Vermont College MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults Program, podcasts, booksignings, and a workshop in the Umbrian countryside in ITALY, Fall 2019! Check back for details soon!

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