Malice offers a yearly weekend educational and writing retreat each fall, held at St. Columba’s Sanders Lodge in Memphis with special guests and crash courses in everything from brainstorming to voice.
Critique groups are a popular activity, as well as brainstorming and story building opportunities.
The 2017 Writer's Retreat will be Nov. 3-5. We're still finalizing details, so please check back.
6-7:00 pm — Arrivals & Dinner
7:00 pm — Interactive Murder Mystery Introduction and Investigation
8:00 pm — Perfecting your Elevator Pitch with Allan Gilbreath, Managing Editor of Dark Oak Press. Learn how to give an effective two to three line pitch.
10:00 pm — Movie Foul Play
8:30 am Self Defense Demo/Crafting Fight Scenes with Larry Hoy
10:30 am Marketing & Branding with Lynn Maples
11:30 am All Share Writers Resources – any resource you find helpful, please share
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Atty Justin Gee of Wagerman-Katzman (1 – 3 for presentation / 3 – 4 for Q&A)
He will outline a death penalty case from arrest to judgement with PowerPoint presentation.
5:00 pm Dinner / Murder Mystery Conclusion & Prize Award
6:00 pm The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing with Elaine Meece
7:00 pm Ghost Writing with Wendy Strain, Freelance Editor/Ghostwriter
Learn the different forms of Ghost Writing and how to break into the business.
8:30 pm Painting with Juanita Houston
Juanita will teach a painting class for attendees.
Sanders Lodge sleeps up to 20 people in five bedrooms with two bunk-beds each. Each room has its own bathroom and all sheets & towels are provided free of charge. The building has a large common room and a kitchen equipped to serve 25.
**Malice and members supply food and drink.