Summit Seminars is now offering private residencies to one woman writer at a time for one to two weeks lodging in a private studio with separate entrance in an historic home surrounded by cedar, oak, pine and laurels, birds and squirrels. Dedicated to nourishing the creative spirit in emerging or established women writers with non-interference or interruptions except for good food and  a room of her own.

Accommodations include daily meals, snacks, telephone, and local transport. 

Stay in a pine chalet in the woods in the mountain village of Crestline, California.

$250 a week, all inclusive with personal care and attention.

Only women seeking a quiet, private place in the country to work seriously on either playwriting, cinematic arts, non-fiction, creative fiction and poetry may apply. 

Enjoy writing in a lovely private rose garden in the woodland 5000 ft. above the Pacific ocean.

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Application period is now closed and will open in August for Spring residencies of two to four weeks and close on September 30th

Eligibility Applicants must:

• Be woman-identified

• Be 21 years of age or older

• Apply as an individual artist, not a collaborative group or team

You will provide a work sample and answer three questions (each answer 300 words or fewer).

• How have you sought to educate yourself as a writer? (Formal education not a prerequisite, but evidence of curiosity and learning in your applicable genre is.)

• What is your experience with publishing your work?

• What project will you pursue while in residency? Work Sample Requirements:

• Work samples should reflect work completed within the last two years.

• Applicants can submit published or unpublished work samples.


Diversity I, Joan Eyles Johnson, am committed to diversity and elevating voices of historically excluded communities.





Drop a note in the mail with your request for a workshop or seminar or private day retreat while you think of it. Once the weekends have a minimum of four participants it will be secure, if the minimum is not reached the session will be cancelled with plenty of notice. AND of course the weather will be a factor as well. Make checks out to Joan Johnson.

Summit Seminars 2018 P.O.Box 36 Crestline, CA  92325

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Book Proposal Workshop--You choose the dates. When your book is ready for submission to a publisher you can learn how to do this from query letter to postage. Book 2 days of your choice. 

$200 for two days of personal attention to you and your book.  Send me the dates you want to reserve for this important private consultation.

YES you can pay over $1000 dollars for a weekend someplace as special as this to get instructions and a handout for getting your book to a publisher, OR you can spend $200 for two whole days dedicated to getting your book into the hands of a traditional publisher guaranteed. Write your inquiry letter and get it all together professionally as a packet for traditional publishing and avoid the pain and expense of self-publishing. You can do this with my help. Call or write me now for information. or

reserve your seat at my table now and together we will begin and complete a professional book proposal signed sealed and ready to be delivered by the end of the second day. Additonal information about legal situations also provided, licensing for film and broadcasting internationally . 

Summit Seminars P.O. Box 36 Crestline CA.  92325