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NORTON ISLAND WRITERS WORKSHOP
 
JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2011

In early summer of 2011, the Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation will offer, for the second time, an intense 5-day workshop for fiction writers, who will live and work on spectacularly beautiful Norton Island in Downeast Maine.  Limited to 10 writers and moderated by novelist Tom De Haven, the workshop will consist of group sessions and craft lectures in the mornings, one-on-one afternoon conferences, and readings in the evening. Participants will have ample time for daily writing, as well as for recreational activities, including scheduled boat trips to surrounding islands.

Workshop members should plan to arrive at Jonesport/Norton Island on Sunday June 26 and depart on Saturday July 2.  The program will begin on Monday morning, June 27 and conclude on Friday evening, July 1.  Tuition is $1,250.  Included in the tuition are lodging, three meals a day, work space in secluded private cabins, and transportation, if required, from the Bangor International Airport.
 
Tom De Haven is the author of 18 books, including the Derby Dugan Trilogy (Funny Papers, Derby Dugan’s Depression Funnies, Dugan Under Ground), It’s Superman!, Freaks’ Amour, Jersey Luck and Sunburn Lake.  His book-length essay, Our Hero: Superman on Earth and Richmond Noir, which he co-edited, were both published in 2010.  Recipient of an American Book Award and the 2002 Library of Virginia fiction prize, as well as two National Endowment awards, he has reviewed extensively for the "New York Times Book Review" and "Entertainment Weekly."  He has been teaching fiction writing for nearly 30 years. Creator of one of the nation’s first year-long novel-writing workshops and of the VCU/Cabell Library First Novelist Award (now in its ninth year), De Haven has been a faculty member since 1990 at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he has served twice as the director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing.  Since 2005, he has been president of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation. 

To apply, DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE APPLICATION for the 2010 Writing Workshop.  Include a portfolio of your fiction (15-25 pages) and a $25 application fee.     

 
The Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation is the IRC section 501(c)(3) exempt private operating foundation that funds and maintains the Norton Island Residency Program. Easter Frontier is organized and operates within the state of Maine and has received no direct or indirect government funding. Click to view its 2006 and 2007 990-PF filings. For prior years, please write: Eastern Frontier, PO Box 472, Jonesport, ME 04649