Monday, May 1, 2006
OU’s writers’ conference features published authors
Well-known fiction writer Lee K. Abbott who wrote “All Things All at Once: New and Selected Stories,” will be among the featured authors at Oakland University’s annual Far Field Retreat for Writers held May 18-21, 2006.
Abbott, along with fiction writer Heather Sellers, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award winner; poet Nancy Eimers who wrote “Grammar to Waking” and “No Moon”; and creative nonfiction writer Dinty Moore, author of “The Emperor’s Virtual Clothes” and “The Accidental Buddhist,” will teach writing workshops and give a public reading.
The retreat begins with an opening night dinner at historic Meadow Brook Hall. During the weekend, attendees will have an opportunity to study fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction with faculty who are committed teachers and prominent writers, and to learn about publishing opportunities.
Former Detroit Free Press writer and current Bay City Times True North editor Keith Gave will also present a session on freelance writing opportunities in Michigan. Other writers who will give readings include poets Gerry LaFemina and Mary Ann Samyn.
The cost for all retreat activities, including workshops, craft and publishing sessions, meals and on-campus housing is $450. A commuter option is also available for $400. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call (248) 370-2250 or visit the Farfield Retreat Web site.