Spring Time Writers has been Discovering the Writer in Everyday People for Ten Years

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Writers get out of the Box, and Retreaters crawl into their safe Box at this mountainside B&B. For the Price of a Seminar, students get Private Weekend Workshop, including a Toolbox of Tips.

There are three ways to learn how to write better: go to a writing class, read a self-help book or go to a writers conference. Most determined writers will do all three in their lifetime.

Spring Time Writers (http://www.SpringTimeWriters.com) is celebrating ten years of offering uniquely personalized, small, reasonably-priced writing workshops at their retreat. It is a trusted resource to writers across the nation.

With the bad economy, more people are being attracted to the Retreat in the relaxing mountains of Colorado for Work Enhancement Reasons, …to learn new skills, …to see if they could write commercially, ...career change possibilities, …to improve their style of writing for their job, ….or just to escape from the pressures of work and do something creative.

..."People say to me, I can't attend this weekend, is there another workshop like it being put on some where else nearby?" said director Kathleen Spring. "I have to tell them, I don't know of any other workshops of its kind. Its one-on-one instruction. I literally see people change before they leave. They can confidently say, I Am a Writer."

Beyond the practicality of the lessons, the variety of writing and journaling (http://www.SpringTimeWriters.com/journal.htm) workshops offered every weekend in the summer and fall increases its appeal to a larger population.

This year, in addition to the standard creative writing and journaling classes, students can chose to do art projects for better insight into their journaling, attend a Celtic or art festival for inspiration, write a poem "ala Edgar Allan Poe," or try out four different styles of newspaper or magazine writing.

..."I liked the way the lessons build on each other, and our interactions in class." said S. Murphy.

Classes include proven techniques to get students to use the right "creative" side of the brain. Students are not allowed to bring computers, which are left-brain oriented.

..."I've never written so creatively…allowing myself to dare to dream that I might be able to become an author…" said R.Eubanek.(7/09)

For the price of a two-day conference, students not only get one-on-one tutoring, but they get their lodging and freshly prepared meals included. The mountainside B&B is located 20 minutes outside of the Colorado Rocky Mt. National Park, Estes Park, Colo.

For those writers who have already started or completed the first draft of their book, the director can instead review the book's style, appeal, index, readability and more over the weekend. In this case, the student can use a computer to try out the advice.

..."I cannot thank you enough for opening up new possibilities for myself…and especially your feedback on my writing," R. Smith.

Retreats take place over 4-day summer and fall weekends; with daily instruction, writing assignments and discussions. It's a Workshop, with emphasis on the word Work. Cost: $555, including lodging and meals. Limited to one, two or three students.

=Free= Get to know Spring Time Writers better by picking up a writing tip or exercise bi-monthly on their web site.

=Free= Join the 600 people already signed up for their 10 page free email newsletter filled with tips, reviews and mini-articles. (http://www.springtimewriters.com/news-st.htm)

=Free= Enter the "200 years of Edgar Alan Poe" writing contest. Have your poem read at the Tea Time Readers symposium in mid-August and get it printed on the Spring Time Writers web site (http://www.springtimewriters.com/estes-readers2.htm)

About Spring Time Writers:
Combining serene mountain surroundings with intense workshop schedules and assignments, Spring Time Writers is helping create confident new writers. Their personalized workshop formula consists of 4-day weekend retreats, limited to 1 to 3 students. Based on feedback, they retain the successful style they started out with ten years ago: "Instruction / Writing / Discussing" plus offering optional unique fun themes. Workshop director Kathleen Spring (http://www.kathleenspring.com) is a published author/writer with numerous awards. In 2009, she won awards for her writing and photojournalism in the Society of Professional Journalists Regional award contest. She has been teaching and lecturing since 1992.

Contact: Kathleen Spring, Director
Spring Time Writers
P. O. Box 512, Lyons, CO 80540
(303) 823-0997

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