Make your choice from the options below:
FULL PACKAGE (Shared Room)………………………………720.00
LOCAL RATE (Workshop no lodging)……………………….600.00
GUEST (Meals and lodging)……………………………………..390.00
PRIVATE ROOM SURCHARGE………………………………..150.00
Call 831-667-2574 and give us your choice, name, e-mail and phone number along with payment using, Visa/MC/Discover/Amex. If we do not respond please leave a message with a call back number and a good time to call: We will call you back. Or….
Download our registration form: PDF or Word fill in and send via snail mail with a check enclosed to: “Big Sur Writing Workshop” Henry Miller Library, 48603 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920. Your submission will not be considered until payment has been received. You will receive immediate confirmation of registration upon receipt of payment.
To complete registration, you must also submit the first two pages of text, or up to the first 500 words or the entire picture book text, via email (pdf). Also send a query letter and, if you like, a synopsis of your work(s) as these will be dealt with during the course of the workshop to help writers make them as strong as possible. Please email your submission to: email@example.com
75% REFUND IF CANCELLED THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO STARTING DATE.
AFTER THAT NO REFUND
Some Helpful Tips
- In the past these workshops have sold out early, so we recommend that you register soon. Our policy is first come, first served.
- Works and writers may not be accepted if the content falls outside the faculty’s areas of expertise, or if the director feels the work and writer would not benefit from attending the workshops. You will be notified as soon as possible, with a full refund of registration fee, should your work not be approved. We suggest you hold off on making airline reservations until you receive notification of acceptance. Such notification is via email.
- About what to bring. First, bring an alarm clock as Lodge has no wake up calls. Bring flashlight and even a small lamp if you can as lighting is a bit dark in the rooms.
- For manuscripts:
*Bring entire picture book texts if writing picture books—can bring up to 3 different manuscripts. If artist, bring art samples or dummies
*Bring a query or cover letter and/or synopsis (All writers—even picture book writers)
*For easy readers/chapter books: Bring one entire copy. (Or if short—under 30 pages entire manuscript) bring at least 6, can bring up to 10 copies of whole manuscript. Otherwise, bring about 30 pages of what you really want to work on.
*For all fiction up to Young Adult: Bring one entire copy or as much as you have completed. Bring first chapter or first 10 pages, then up to 30 pages more of what you really want to work on. Bring at least 6 copies and can bring up to 10 for both critique groups.
*All copy should be regular margins, double spaced and black typeface easy to read
*If you have your own small printer, feel free to bring.
Any questions? Call us at 831-667-2574.
Please note: Registration deadline for the Nov. 30-Dec 2nd workshop is November 11, 2012.
Friday, November 30:
2:00: Orientation and Welcome at the Conference Center at the Big Sur Lodge:
Please try to check into Lodge before 2 pm to at least get your keys.
3:30—5:30: Critique Group 1
5:45: Cocktail party and dinner at Lodge Dining Room
Evening presentation by Magnus Toren, Director of Henry Miller Library
Saturday, Dec. 1:
8:45—10:45: Critique Group 2
11:00—Noon: Panel on Query Letters with editors and agents only
Revising time for writers
Please use your time well.
3:45—5:45: Return of Critique Group 1
8:00: Evening program: Editors Q & A: 4 editors talk briefly about what they want, how authors can get published today—questions for an hour or so. Conference Center.
Sunday, Dec. 2:
8:45—10:45: Return of Critique Group 2
11:00—Noon: Agent Panel
Try to pack, load car earlier then check out at Noon before lunch.
Noon: Lunch and Farewell
Note: All meals are in Lodge Dining Room.
How do I get to the Big Sur Lodge at Pfeiffer State Park?
The Lodge is located 25 miles south of Carmel in Big Sur’s Pfeiffer State Park, 47225 Highway One Big Sur, CA 93920.
What’s the nearest airport?
That’d be the Monterey Peninsula Airport. The drive down the beautiful coast to the State Park Lodge takes a little less than one hour. Airports within 3 hours driving time to the Lodge are San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco airports.
Will there be carpooling/car rental options?
Yes! We will send out an e-mail to all participants prior to the workshop to facilitate carpooling and car rentals. Highly recommended!
What should I bring?
Rooms have no TV, radio, or alarm clocks. Plan to write. Bring pads, laptops (personal printers are good to bring as well.) Bring a flashlight, comfortable clothes and shoes, and rain gear. Bring an alarm clock. There is no wake-up service! The possibility for a gorgeous winter storm is likely!