Attention, writers! Here’s an invitation for you.

This just in from Laity Lodge…

Dear friends,
The 2nd Annual Writers’ Retreat at Laity Lodge is fast approaching (September 29 – October 2). The end of September is a perfect time to be at the Lodge with fellow writers and an incredible cast of experienced teachers. For those of you who have not yet registered, we encourage you to do so here. If you have registered, please follow this link and indicate which workshop you would like to attend.
The retreat will feature a combination of plenary talks, as well as an intensive 2-day writing workshop. Whether you’re already a professional writer or simply want to strengthen your skills, there is place for you at the table. There will also be plenty of opportunity to enjoy the incredible beauty of the Frio River Canyon and all that Laity Lodge has to offer.
You can read full descriptions of the workshops on our website. Here is our proud list of presenters and their workshops:
Me, Myself, & God: Spiritual Writing and Memoir in the Light of Faith
Creative Non-Fiction: Gregory Wolfe
Take and Think: Consuming Art in Order to Create our Own
Creative Non-Fiction: David Dark
Gold and Straw
Poetry: Julia Kasdorf
Songwriting: Jill Phillips & Andy Gullahorn
Parable and Play: How to Write Stories Worth Reading More Than Once
Fiction: Jeffrey Overstreet
We look forward to seeing you in late September. Last year’s retreat was such a rich experience, and we’re excited to see familiar and new faces again this year. As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Steven Purcell
Director of Laity Lodge
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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.