Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Memoir, April 23 – 28, 2018
at Ak’bol Yoga Retreat on Ambergris Caye, Belize
Breathe new life into your writing while relaxing on the white sands of a tropical island at the first-annual Belize Writers’ Conference. Enjoy four hours of daily workshops with two New York literary agents—Carrie Howland of Empire Literary and Kate Johnson of Wolf Literary Services with Jane Anne Staw, author and writing coach—plus time to reflect, generate new writing, and enjoy excursions on your own like snorkeling, exploring Mayan temples or hiking in the rainforest. The Belize Writers’ Conference is a juried writers’ conference held at an eco-retreat and offers inspiration to move your writing forward. Daily opportunities for yoga and meditation for writers will reset your spirit so you can write fearlessly from your deepest self. Panel discussions on the business of writing will prepare you to successfully market yourself and your book to agents and publishers.
The conference includes five days of workshops, including critique sessions and Master Classes taught by Carrie Howland, Kate Johnson and Jane Anne Staw on nourishing your writing practice and building a fulfilling career as an author.
Delicious buffet-style meals daily and the use of the grounds at Ak’bol Yoga Retreat, a gorgeous eco-lodge on the beach, are also included.
Unplug, unwind, and get empowered to produce your best work. Your registration fee includes:
Please note that we offer the following registration options, which include lodging, meals, and conference fee and extras as stipulated above:
|Seafront Cabana w/ private bath (limited number available)||$2499**|
|Gardenview Cabana with private bathroom (ltd available)||$2279**|
|Village Room (single occupancy/shared bathroom)||$1699*|
|Village Room (double occupancy/ shared bathroom)||$1629*|
*Early Bird Prices are based on reservations secured with a non-refundable $500 deposit made by PayPal no later than August 15, 2017 with final payment by November 1, 2017. Prices increase at each housing level by $100 August 16, 2017 – January 1, 2018 ($2499 becomes $2599, etc). Prices will increase by at least $200 at each housing level January 2, 2018 to March 1, 2018.
**Please note there are a limited number of cabanas with private baths available and are offered on a first-paid basis. All Village Rooms include dormitory-style bathrooms
We regret that we cannot accommodate highly-specialized diets but will have vegetarian and non-vegetarian options at each meal.
Three percent of your fee supports academic scholarships for Belizean children through Rise Up Belize!, a California-based 501(c)(3)non-profit.
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Light The World With Your Words
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Joey has taught courses to teens in relationship education, creativity, and spirituality since 2000 and has had a private coaching practice for teens since 1995.