writing retreat for women
Deb Boles hails from Montreal. She is a transplanted Canadian living south of Boston, with a son in Phillie and a married daughter in L.A. She has exhausted all the writing classes at Harvard Extension, great groundwork, she says, for getting her going. She worked as a journalist straight out of college and edited two small weekly newspapers in Hamilton, Ontario.
Pamela Loring is a writer and editor who believes the camaraderie of other writers is the best gift anyone engaged in the solitary and risky endeavor of writing can give herself. Writing, she says, is like swimming in space, without bounds and riddled with black holes. Anyone brave and/or foolhardy enough to navigate the territory ought to have some place to touch down now and then. After benefitting from residencies at the Edward Albee Foundation, Ragdale, Turkey Land Cove Foundation, C-Scape, and Peaked Hill Bar Trust, she envisioned a retreat with four ingredients: first, a location whose only distraction was its beauty; second, a structure that offered uninterrupted time to write and opportunities to share and critique as well; third, inspired meals prepared by someone else; and fourth, an opportunity to learn from an established and generous author. She hopes the Salty Quill Writers’ Retreat will be that place for all who attend. She is currently working on her second novel, while looking for a home for her first, which she revised in Grub Street's Novel Incubator program. For more about Pam, visit www.pamelaloring.net.
Anna da Silva is a freelance writer, researcher and an adjunct Assistant Professor at CUNY Lehman College. Her background is in sociology, public health and analytical writing. She also writes fiction and is working on a novel. Visit Anna's professional website at www.annadasilva.com.