Thanks to Brenda Lee Browne (front, second from left) and the Just Write Writers Retreat for having me (back, middle) back each year so far as a paid facilitator; thanks as well for the sponsorship each year of a spot for the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize Challenge winner (go here for more on this year’s Wadadli Pen Challenge and here for more on my services as a writing coach, workshop facilitator, editor and more). Interesting side note, a week after leading the Just Write session on editing, I was a student in the Carib Lit workshop on fiction editing (more on that in another post, but meantime more on Carib Lit here) – because I remain both a student and a teacher (and I hope that never changes). Here’s the Just Write post-retreat release for 2016:
“Awesome”, “learnt a lot” are just two comments coming out of this year’s Just Write Writers’ Retreat, held January 08 – 10 at the Mount Tabor Retreat in John Hughes, Antigua.
Seven writers joined facilitators Brenda Lee Browne, Chadd Cumberbatch and Joanne C. Hillhouse for two days of workshops, writing and discussions.
The retreat’s organiser, Brenda Lee Browne is very happy: “This is the third Just Write Writers’ Retreat in Antigua and it is growing. It was a packed two days in a great setting and I cannot thank Joanne C. Hillhouse and Chadd Cumberbatch enough for being so generous with their time and sharing their vast knowledge with an eager group of writers.”
Joanne C. Hillhouse adds that: “Artists need space to create; not just physical space but mental space – a retreat like Mount Tabor provides both. It has the potential because of this to attract not only local writers but with proper support and promotion writers from other places. I’m thrilled to have been a part of it over the years and feel myself growing as a facilitator even as those I tutor grow in their strengths as writers.” READ MORE.