A writer’s retreat on the Frio River. Want to join me?

Here’s the deal:

Come to the Laity Lodge Writer’s Retreat, September 30 – October 3.

I have the incredible privilege of spending a weekend at one of my favorite places in the world, talking about my favorite subject. I’ll get to work with you on writing great stories in a fiction workshop… or you can sign up for any of the following: spiritual writing, poetry, songwriting, or “the writing life.” You can also sign up for one-on-one tutorials with a celebrated novelist.

And we’re going to have some incredibly inspiring company. Find out who else will be there.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • linds

    I can’t even begin to describe how much I want to go to this retreat. I grew up spending summers on that river, and it’s where I met God. It’s the holiest place in Texas (which is, of course, the best part of the universe). Have to search the teacher budget for the money. :)

  • Rick Ro.

    Jeffrey, I’m looking for a little insight/advice on how an unpublished writer might approach such a retreat. I’m ~15% into writing the first draft of a sci-fi novel with some spiritual themes. Would a person such as myelf come with some of the written pages? Or come with the outline to share? Or…?

    I feel like I should begin participating in things like this, but am unsure of how to approach them.

    Thanks for any thoughts you can share.

    -Rick


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