Seasoned musician or just starting to develop your chops ? Dust off that instrument and head on over to our porch! Don’t play an instrument? Tone deaf? No problem come help us eat some delicious BBQ. Something for everyone at the…
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Come celebrate the beginning of our 2013 summer program with an evening of opera in Appalachia. A picnic style dinner will be served following the performance. Event starts at 4:00 pm. Call to purchase tickets or buy them here with PayPal. Cost for this fundraiser for the Aurora Project is $45. Space is limited. More information below.
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Summer programs are just around the corner!
Whether an evening of opera on Lantz Ridge, a 3-genre writing workshop with WV Wesleyan MFA professors, an Earth Art film festival, or regional music jam and celebration on the Aurora Project porches – there’s a little something for everyone.
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May 2 – 5 , 2013
Welcome to the Aurora Project’s 6th Annual Spring Writers’ Retreat.
This retreat is designed to give you time to focus on your own work; no workshops or entertainment. You will arrive Thursday evening by 7:00pm for a brief reception and room assignments then have the daylight hours all day Friday and Saturday to yourself. The retreat will end after breakfast on Sunday. Breakfast and supper will be served family style and light lunches will be prepared for you to pick up and eat as you wish. You may feel free to work in your room, on the porches (if weather permits) or throughout the guest houses in which you will be staying. Some writers may wish to use Cathedral State Park, across the road from the Inn. The only requirement is that you respect the solitude of those working near you. We will do all we can to accommodate your need for solitude and quiet as well. Although much of the weekend will be your private time, mealtimes will be social and will be followed by evening readings.
This weekend is also meant to acquaint you with other professional writers and with the Aurora Project, Inc., West Virginia’s first full time artists’ residency and education center. Situated on several acres along US Route 50, the Aurora Project is restoring 19th Century cottages, remnants of an historic resort community, to accommodate artists and scholars for three to six week residencies. While you do not have to be a published writer in order to attend, you must have worked seriously at your craft whether fiction, nonfiction, poetry or prose and provide a CV which demonstrates your experience as a writer.
Lodging and Meal Details: Writers will be housed in several locations, Brookside Inn and Retreat Center, located next door to the Aurora Project and in nearby guest houses. The cost of $225 per person includes three breakfasts, two lunches, and two suppers as well as three nights’ lodging. If you require a private room, the fee is $325 (up to 5 possible). Couples are welcome, but each partner must be a writer and will be charged the per person fee. Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first served basis; unfortunately, there are no handicap accessible rooms at this time. If you are registering as a couple or wish to share your room with a specific person, please note this on your registration form. Linens and towels will be provided. All meals will be served at Brookside Inn; breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:30am and supper at approximately 7:00pm. Vegetarian meals (but not vegan) will be available.
Space is limited – Reservations will be accepted on a first paid, first-served basis
The deadline for receipt of the application, payment and registration forms is April 10, 2012
The 6th Annual Fall Writers’ Retreat is designed to give you time to focus on your own work. You will arrive Thursday evening by 7:00pm and have the daylight hours all day Friday and Saturday to yourself. The retreat will end after breakfast on Sunday. Feel free to work in your room, on the porches (if weather permits) or throughout the guest houses in which you will be staying. Although much of the weekend will be your private time, mealtimes will be social and will be followed by evening readings.
In addition to the regular evening readings, the Aurora Project will host a special tribute to Irene McKinney, WV Poet Laureate who passed away in February. Several retreat participants and other WV writers will read and honor Irene’s work at a public reading on Saturday night, Nov 3.
Please email Michele Moure-Reeves (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information and a registration form.