Ends on January 16, 2017$ 500.00
$ 500.00
The Poetry Manuscript Intensive led by Jill McCabe Johnson is intended for poets with a full-length (or near full-length) manuscript to participate in an intimate group of fellow poets with the purpose of refining and preparing their manuscripts for publication. The intensive consists of three days and three nights, January 13-16, 2017, at the historic Kangaroo House B&B, the longest-running bed and breakfast in the San Juan Islands. In the mornings, we take an in-depth look at what the poet hopes to accomplish with the manuscript and provide feedback and ideas for structuring, adding or removing, honing, and polishing. In the afternoons, poets will roll up their sleeves to play with different structure and revision ideas for their manuscripts. Each participant will also receive one-on-one manuscript review sessions with Jill, as well as a copy of her carefully researched spreadsheet of hundreds of poetry book publishers and their submissions deadlines.

To register:
1. Submit the registration fee through Submittable.
2. Contact Kangaroo House B&B at 360-376-2175 to reserve your room at the reduced rate of $125 per night. Please note: In order to give focused time to each manuscript, only five spots are available for the workshop intensive.
3. Upload your manuscript using this form, or email it to Jill by December 20, 2016: jill (at) jillmccabejohnson.com

Jill McCabe Johnson is the author of two poetry collections. Diary of the One Swelling Sea received the 2014 Nautilus Silver Award in Poetry. Her second full-length collection, Revolutions We'd Hoped We'd Outgrown, was written, in part, during a walking and writing retreat in France that happened to take place during the recent ISIS attacks. Jill is also the author of the lyric nonfiction chapbook Borderlines, an editor's choice from Sweet Publications. Jill is series editor of the anthologies Becoming: What Makes a Woman (2012), Being: What Makes a Man (2015), and Becoming: What Makes Us (forthcoming) from the University of Nebraska Gender Programs. Honors include an Artist Trust grant, the Paula Jones Gardiner Poetry Award from Floating Bridge Press, an Academy of American Poets award in poetry, the Deborah Tall Memorial Fellowship from Pacific Lutheran University, and the Mari Sandoz Short Story Award from Prairie Schooner. Jill holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University, and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, where she was the Louise Van Sickle Fellow in Poetry.



Ends on February 25, 2017$ 250.00
$ 250.00
The brilliant writer and teacher, Ana Maria Spagna, returns to Writer Island with an entirely new workshop to help writers know when and how to create the right mixture of balance vividness, poignancy, and velocity in their writing, depending on the particular moment or scene.

Spend two days in an intimate and supportive setting, and enjoy an infusion of new craft techniques, island charms, and the stimulating conversation of other serious writers. The workshop is open to all genres and takes place at the historic Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast. Limited to twelve participants, the workshop is likely to sell out quickly, so reserve your spot as soon as possible.