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Quick Description of Bookcamp
WHEN: May 20 to 26, 2018.
WHERE: the Cedar Valley Center & Spa is 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, near West Bend, Wisconsin.
It's about 2 hours from Chicago.
WHO: We expect the 2018 camp to include 15 writers for the full program and 4-5 retreat participants.
WHAT: One registration fee covers all Bookcamp expenses, including room & board, classes, handouts, group critique and one-on-one mentoring sessions, guest speakers, and special activities.
HOW: It costs nothing to apply. Simply submit the requested information about your work-in-progress and your writing goals (we screen applicants to ensure that each is a good fit for the program).
Then, a refundable $100 deposit will reserve your spot as a 2017 Bookcamp participant.
WHY: This is a remarkable chance to work closely with the Bookcamp's staff of experienced professionals with broad experience in the publishing world – as authors, editors, publishers, and literary coaches – to discuss what your novel needs to succeed and to help you plan its best path to publication.
2017 Author-in-Residence: SJ Rozan
"Okay, listen up: This woman can write! S.J. Rozan paints with the full palette of the human heart, using depth, detial and nuance of character that I haven't seen since Raymond Chandler. (Yes, I mean it.)"
– Robert Crais on Winter and Night
"S.J. Rozan can write sentences that make my jaw literally drop. She's as good a prose stylist as I've seen in a long, long time."
– Dennis Lehane
"Smart, crisp writing... remarkable sense of place... a sumptuous feast for jaded palates."
– The New York Times on A Bitter Feast
"A transcendent novel... Rozan's soaring imagination is breathtaking."
– Jeffrey Deaver on Absent Friends