Don’t Miss Out!

The Career Authors Intensive Writer’s Workshop

Hosted by MIT Endicott House

How’s your book coming? Wish you had someone to talk to about it? Need help to meet your specific challenges and goals? We have the answer!

Join us for the MIT Endicott House Intensive Writer’s Workshop.

Hosted by MIT Endicott House, this special writing workshop is your opportunity to speak with us personally!

Sessions are small, focused, personal, and designed to elevate your writing–with Hank, Paula, Dana, Jessica and Brian as your personal mentors.

This exclusive workshop will focus on honing your opening pages, strengthening your plot, polishing your writing, and pitching your work. We will help make your manuscript the best it can be–and get you informed and prepared for the publishing marketplace.

This program is traditionally held in the inspiring ambiance of MIT’s old-world mansion, the Endicott House. Because of the pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual, with components designed to enrich your experience while keeping you safe. We’ll be hosting ice breakers, morning stretches, energy drink making and a literary trivia contest–and a cocktail hour with prizes (and special gifts mailed to your door in advance). You’ll be connecting with other writers, sharing a wonderful experience, and changing your writing life.

One bit of bad news: Space is limited, and we expect the few remaining spaces to go quickly. So hurry!

Submit the first five pages of your book in advance and our panel will review them to discuss personally with you.

Zoom code, password and email to submit pages will be forwarded once registration is complete.

We’d love if you’d join us!

Click the button below for more details or visit https://mitendicotthouse.org/events/writers-retreat-2021/

Day One:

8:30AM – 9:00 AM – Welcome

9:00AM – 10:00AM – Introductions: Tell us what you’re writing!

10:00AM – 11:00AM – Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author
The Basics: Everything you need to know to write a book

11:00AM – 12:00PM – Brian Andrews, Wall Street Journal and Amazon#1 bestselling author
World Building: Structure, Setting and Plot

12:00PM – 1:00PM – Lunch break–Or watch and participate in a cooking demonstration

1:00PM – 2:00PM – Jessica Strawser, bestselling author and former Writers Digest editor
Make Every Page Matter: Creating voice, character, themes, plot and more

2:00PM – 3:00PM Dana Isaacson, editor
Editing Secrets: A to Z

3:00PM – 4:00PM – Paula Munier, literary agent
Your Book Pitch: How to create and present it

4:00PM – 5:30PM – Practice your pitch with the Career Authors

5:30PM – 6:30PM – Virtual cocktail party

Day Two:

8:45AM – 9:00AM – Morning Stretch with MIT Fitness

9:00AM-10:30AM- Focus on your first pages
Discuss your first five pages with the Career Authors in special breakout rooms.

10:30AM – 11:00AM -Morning break (With a special gift for you from MIT Endicott House)

11:00AM-12:00PM- Career Authors panel
The World of Publishing: The inside story

12:00PM-1:00PM – Career Authors panel – Ask us anything!