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Hope Clark’s 2010 Workshop at the Farm at Weather’s Creek

Three years ago I attended a workshop on a farm in Western North Carolina. It was hosted by C. Hope Clark who founded Funds for Writers. The workshop at the Farm at Weathers Creek was about generating revenue streams from writing. (I remember they wouldn’t give out the recipe for their delish molasses cookies!) At the time it was winter and I was working marketing from 9-to-5 and planning to resign that spring so that I could focus all my days on writing.

hope clarkIt was a fantastic day. Hope delivered more information than I ever expected and I still refer to notes I took during her workshop. (I was happy to organize an event at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill for Hope last year – pictured here.)

A few weeks ago Susan Campbell contacted me and asked if I would be interested in teaching a writing workshop. Susan organizes the workshops at the Farm at Weathers Creek and told me she loves my blog and wants to name the workshop ‘Write Naked.’ She also explained she has never done an overnight option before, so this will be the first time writers will stay on the farm overnight for a workshop! She will post registration fees soon, but stay updated on my facebook event page to learn more. I’m including the event description below – hope you can attend!

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The Farm at Weathers Creek

Write Naked Weekend
June 15 & 16
Farm at Weather’s Creek
1170 Shinnville Road
Cleveland, North Carolina

Overnight workshop at the beautiful Farm at Weathers Creek. When have you ever attended a fireside writing workshop with a little wine? This overnight mini-retreat will focus on blogging and building your writer’s platform.

This “edventure” event is organized by the Farm at Weathers Creek and will include meals. Writers will have glamping-style tents (glamorous camping) with air mattresses.

Here is a tentative schedule: Arrive at 12PM on Saturday for an afternoon session centered on how search engines work, website know-how, and blogging. Afterwards enjoy your choice of free writing, exploring the farm, or yoga, followed by dinner. Sunday morning offers another session centered on how to use writing for the web to market your novels, memoirs, and other writing projects. The workshop will end with a big farewell farm brunch and conclude by 12PM on Sunday.

The Farm at Weathers Creek is located in Iredell County, a little over 2 hours west of Raleigh. Rates for the workshop have not been provided yet, but will be posted as soon as they are available. RSVP to receive updates.