Writing on Water is October 15-16

Mark your calendars everybody: October 15-16 is the annual Writing on Water retreat just for WTWP TCs.  Held at beautiful Paris Landing State Park Inn in Paris, TN, this is a chance for us to get away from it all for two days and just write with like-minded people.  Most of the cost is picked up by WTWP.  You pay only $35 for a night at the Inn and four buffet-style meals at the Inn restaurant, where there’s plenty of fried catfish, pecan pie, and other southern delights. 

Here’s the brochure in PDF form and you can also access it from both WTWP web sites, clickable from the images on the right.  Hope you see you there! 

Writing on Water_Retreat Brochure 2010

gifts for SIFT-ers

All I got was a lanyard

OK, I had to post these in addition to my autographed baseball pic.  Jenny got a lanyard and Lana received a Toro hat and catalog.  These thoughtful gifts were purchased by the WTWP teacher-participants of Summer Institute 2010 in response to Jenny’s hilarious reading of Billy Collins one morning for Literary Storehouse and Lana’s lawnmower story that had us all in stitches.  What a great group of SIFT-ers and teachers! 

baseball and writing

As you can see, I received an autographed baseball from Turner Field as a parting gift from the teachers of the Summer Institute.   Go Braves!  All the teachers signed it.  Thanks especially to Doug B for thinking of me when he visited Turner Field and thanks to everyone again in the Summer Institute for a great four weeks together.

Another summer institute wraps up . . .

. . . but this is only the beginning.  14 brand new fantastic teachers participated this year, plus JennyB and LanaW as SIFT-ers, and what a crowd we were (and still are)!  I can’t say enough about the quality of the teaching demonstrations, the writing, the camaraderie, the  . . .the . . . well it was all good.  And lunch at Opera House to celebrate was delicious.  Thanks everybody for making this a summer to remember!