Summit Seminars and

private consultations: $45 private one hour or $100 for six hours with lunch. Finish your script, play, novel (historical, romance, mystery), poetry chapbook, poetry collection, children's and young-adult literature, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, stage play, travelogue, interview, essay, and more all with the coaching of an award-winning author, poet and playwright and very special guests.

Our goal is to get you to publication and solid intellectual property (copyright) for your legacy. From start to finish, work toward your goal. ​

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Summit Seminars

P.O. Box 36

Crestline Village, CA 92325

Summit Seminars/Scribeaway

Write away from the familiar

Weather permtting, come to the retreat for a free silent writing day in the garden. Any sunny day before the snow starts on the mountain,  from 10AM until 3PM. Limited to 4 writers. Get even more serious about your writing and contact me now. Two hours of writing in the fresh air,  healthy delicious lunch, editing session. Optional sharing. Absolutely no negativity allowed when discussing "the written word."

A special five days away

Send to Joan Eyles johnson at [email protected] for more information about the special (Free) week-long writing seminar in Crestline in  the Spring. Please write a brief description of your artistic endeavors, past publications, exhibits, and a brief reason for your interest. Include a phone number if you want a personal response. Please request an application form if you are considering the value of a week in the alpine village of Crestline, California. Extreme silence when writing, good food,  tea, fresh cpffee. and spring bottled water,  honest and kind consideration and feedback on your work, and time for you to spend time in total consideration of your writing and writing goals.  All genres are welcome at the table.

Write away from everything familiar--free yourself to "make it new."

The idea that it’s just a story makes

some people uneasy but when you step back, all human culture is based on a story. Democracy is a story. Marriage is a story. A company’s culture is a story. Religions each has a

story. What often entangles us in the desolate kind of why

bother is being unwilling or unable to do the work of writing a new story that we can wholeheartedly love. What you want—and must have—to bother again is a story you believe in."  

----from "Why Bother" by Jennifer Louden