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The 2017 Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat is open for applications

The 2017 Retreat will take place from Wednesday the 26th of July to Tuesday the 1st of August

Go straight to the Signup Page for the application form

Tired of the “star system” at writers’ workshops? Looking for a place offering time to write as well as fellowship and critique from other professionals? The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat may be for you!

Designed for the “mid-career” literary writer, the retreat took place at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan from 2003 to 2011. In 2012, retaining the original format, we moved to the historic Byrdcliffe Guild on Mt. Guardian overlooking Woodstock, NY. Byrdcliffe, a historic arts colony in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, has hosted such writers as Charlotte Perkins Gillman, John Burroughs, Will Durant, Thomas Mann, Wallace Stevens, as well as artists, musicians, actors and journalists.

Recharge your batteries, pick up new ideas and techniques, make friends and influence people, write and work with a discerning group

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Mayapple Press announces dates and open applications for 2016 Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat

Historic Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock NY

The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat returns for its fourteenth year. This year the Retreat will take place from Tuesday July 26th to Monday August 1st. Once again we return to the rustic comfort of the Viletta Inn at the renowned Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, NY.

Recharge your batteries, pick up new ideas and techniques, make friends and influence people. Write and work with a discerning group of peers at a professional-level writers’ retreat and peer workshop with a comfortable, egalitarian atmosphere and a modest cost.

Several different workshops and working groups are available and each writer is featured in a public reading.

Prices remain the same as last year: $600 for residents and $350 for commuters. Discounts are available for early payment and for returning attendees. Residents can pay extra for A/C.

More details: http://mayapplepress.com/woodstock-mayapple-writers-retreat/
Apply for your place: http://mayapplepress.com/woodstock-mayapple-writers-retreat/writers-retreat-signup-and-payment/

Public Reading Schedule Announced – Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat – July 23 to 26, 2014

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Mayapple Writers’ Retreat in Woodstock Offers Free Public Readings

The third annual Mayapple Writers’ Retreat takes place at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY from July 22 to 28, 2014 The program includes four public readings of poetry and prose by regional and national writers.

Schedule of Public Readings (free admission)

Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe (next to the Byrdcliffe Theater on Upper Byrdcliffe Road).
Readers: Judith Kerman, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Rachel Coonce, Vincent Cooper,.

Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe.
Readers: Leslie Gerber, Jessica de Koninck, Nola Garrett, Patricia McMillen, Joyce Kessel

Friday, July 25, at 7:30 pm New World Home Cooking on Rt. 212, in the back room.
Readers: Roberta Gould, Shannon Frystak, Gary Leising, Diane Lockward.

Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at

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Schedule of Public Readings Announced – Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat

The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat is almost upon us. Every year the participants in the Retreat participate in Public Readings around the area. Here is the list of events and readers for 2013:

Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 pm at New World Home Cooking in the back room. Readers are poets Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Diane Sautter Cole, Vincent O. Cooper and Judith Lechner.

Thursday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m, at the main room of the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe (next to the Byrdcliffe Theater on Upper Byrdcliffe Road). Patricia Harkins-Pierre and Vincent O. Cooper, both faculty at the University of the Virgin Islands, will present a talk on Caribbean poetry. In addition, a workshop will be offered; local poets are welcome to bring a poem for critique.

Friday, August 2, at 5 p.m., at the Outdated Antiques Café, 314 Wall St., Kingston. Readers are Sandra Ebner, Leslie Gerber, and Patricia Harkins-Pierre.

Saturday, August 3, at 5 p.m., at the Woodstock Library, part of their regular spoken word series. Readers are Judith Kerman,

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