Each student should bring at least one 800-3000-word in-progress travel story or essay. You can bring more than one if you want. You will be encouraged to write in Hawaii (especially as a journal exercise), but it will work best if you bring in-progress writing for the workshop.
Sunday, October 21, 2012:
Arrive in Honolulu, make your way to Kailua and settle into our beachfront home for the week. Relax, walk the beach, get some sand between your toes. Meet and greet, followed by group dinner. After dinner we will have a brief and informal orientation and course overview with Rolf. This is an evening “getting to know you” class where we talk in very general terms about your goals and your relationship to travel writing.
Monday, October 22nd:
Craft class #1 in the morning (2 hours). One on one meetings after lunch; those not in meetings can wander around Kailua, hang out on the beach, or hike the many trails in the area. A schedule will be arranged for one on one meetings. Craft class #2 in the late afternoon (2 hours), followed by pupus (Hawaiian word for appetizers) and umbrella drinks on the beach at sunset. Dinner and the evening on your own. Check out Kailua’s many terrific restaurants, or head into Waikiki for the nightlife.
• Craft classes: Craft classes are the nuts and bolts of writing -- everything from story structure to dramatic arc to grammar/word-use to fact-checking. Craft classes are taught so students have a clearer vocabulary and framework to evaluate each others' writing in the workshop sessions.
• Workshop is when original student work is read and discussed collectively.
Tuesday, October 23rd:
Craft class #3 in the morning (2 hours). The remaining one-on-one meetings will occur in late morning and midday. Your afternoon is again free to soak up some sun, kayak out to the Mokulua Islands (pictured above), or hike to the WW II “pillboxes” on the mountain ridge overlooking the beach. We will discuss as a group what local adventure(s) everyone’s interested in pursuing then work with our island hosts to make arrangements. Dinner and evening on your own.
Wednesday & Thursday, October 24th-25th:
Free time to explore Oahu or take off and explore one of the outer islands. You’ll be asked to consider your adventures a travel writing assignment, so keep your notebook handy! Reconvene for pupus, sunset and dinner on Thursday to share your stories. Wednesday dinner on your own – you and various members of the beach house may choose to cook in or go out to one of the wonderful restaurants or cafes in Kailua.
Friday, October 26th:
Workshop #1 in the morning. One on one in the middle of the day.
Workshop #2 in the late afternoon.
Group “pitch-in” dinner at the beach house.
Saturday, October 27th:
Workshop #3 in the morning. One on one meetings in the middle of the day. Public readings of original material in a local café in the late afternoon, followed by a final night dinner and luau back at the beach house.
Sunday, October 28th:
Nota Bene: this is a prospective itinerary. It is subject to modest modifications, dependent on local weather, new opportunities and the desires of the group.
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You will be sent a list of supplies to bring upon registration.
Workshop is limited to 10 people.
Fee: $1695.00 - airfare is not included
*Workshop only - $925.00 - 4 people maximum - FULL
Deposit: $1000.00 - due when place in workshop is confirmed.
Final Payment of $695.00 due August 15th, 2012
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