Throw on your coziest sweater, grab a mug of something warm, and join us for this unforgettable event in the heart of the Catskills.
Featuring Newbury Medalist and New York Times bestseller Erin Entrada Kelly, the Elixir: Catskills 2023 writers retreat offers you the opportunity to work on your craft with an intimate group of fellow writers.
The Elixir: Catskills 2023 features:
• Daily quiet time for writing
• Professional, hands-on writing guidance
• Engaging and stimulating conversations with other writers
Erin Entrada Kelly received the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe, a 2021 Newbery Honor for We Dream of Space, and the 2017 APALA Award for The Land of Forgotten Girls, among other honors. She is a New York Times bestselling author whose work has been translated into many languages. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Philippines Free Press Award for Short Fiction.
Erin has worked as a journalist, magazine editor, and book publicist, and has taught creative writing at Rosemont College, UCLA-E, and Gotham Writers Workshop. She is currently on faculty with the Hamline University MFAC program. She lives in Delaware.
Adria Goetz is a senior literary agent and illustration coordinator at KT Literary agency, representing picture books, middle grade, adult fiction, and graphic novels. She specializes in picture books by author/illustrators. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a Creative Writing emphasis, as well as the Columbia Publishing Course. In 2019, she was selected as a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree.
Adria has eclectic taste but particularly enjoys projects that are tinged with magic, have so much heart you can practically hear their heartbeat, and have a compelling, commercial hook. She was recently proud to represent THE OCEAN CALLS by Tina Cho, THE WHATIFS by Emily Kilgore, THE UGLY DOODLES by Valeria Wicker, NO ORDINARY THING by G.Z. Schmidt, HALAL HOT DOGS by Susannah Aziz, BATTER ROYALE by Leisl Adams, and dozens of others.
Adria lives in an old Victorian farmhouse in Washington state with her husband and their two darling cats, Maple and Mulberry. You can find her detailed manuscript wishlist at adriagoetz.com and you can find her on Twitter at @adriamgoetz and on Instagram at @adriagoetz.
George is the Lebanese-American author of the Shad Hadid children’s fantasy series as well as the upcoming graphic novel, Tarik’s Bazaar Adventure, both of which sold for six-figure deals to HarperCollins. He has also written short stories published in collaboration with UNICEF. When not writing, George enjoys scouring the world for delicious food, messing with new yoga poses, and helping authors achieve their publishing dreams.
Daniel is a former marketing and PR executive turned expat and freelance writer/editor/event manager. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and public relations, including 7 years running his own boutique agency.
He got his start as an editor at a vanity press, and later went on to lead marketing and communications at a variety of marketing agencies before starting his own business.
He has a BA in English from Loyola College in Maryland and a MA in Communications from Georgetown University.
He’s also a published short fiction writer, with a short story published in Bewildering Stories. Daniel also loves painting, hiking, and seeing live music. He lives in Nantes, France with his family.
4 pm: Arrival
6 pm: Champagne Toast, Introductions, Writer Speed Dating
7 pm: Dinner
Winterclove Resort has so much to offer! In addition to our group activities noted above, you can also take advantage of all these onsite activities:
And MORE! We’ll be adding more details, so stay tuned!
A typical day at Elixir will open with breakfast, followed by writing time, lectures, panel discussions, and an evening activity.
Read More about Elixir Writing Retreats HERE.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2023
PAYMENT DEADLINE: September 30, 2023
Cost: $2,950, based on double-occupancy
Single Room: $250
Early Bird Special: $100 discount, open to first 10 applicants