plan VOW to be done with Marina Makarova by summer 2013, and look forward to two amazing weeks in the mountains of the West.
First, I will be back at my favorite writer’s conference, teaching fiction writing at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, July 8-15, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe. I started out as a participant there myself back in the 1990’s, met my future editor there, the irreplaceable Michael Pietsch, and just had the most remarkable week of my young writer’s life. I teach there every other year, and summer 2013 I’m ON. If you haven’t been, it’s basically summer camp for writers–also one of the few places where northern and southern California literary circles come together–and not only in the hot tubs. Hope to see you there!
Also, AUGUST 12-18 I will be participating/co-energizing a week at A Room Of Her Own Foundation (AROHO)’s summer retreat at Georgia O’Keefe’s Ghost Ranch near Taos, New Mexico. I haven’t done this before, don’t quite know what to expect. But women writers, Ghost Ranch, creative experience, retreat?? I’m IN! http://www.aroomofherownfoundation.org/retreat_2013.php