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Rustbelt Moves to Woodstock

What happens when the director of a writer’s workshop moves to a new state and takes the workshop with her? A simple name change, but the same great workshop! Formerly the Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Retreat in Michigan, Judy Kerman, owner/publisher of Mayapple Press, has made the move to upstate New York and renamed the event The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat. Promoted as a workshop “designed for the ‘mid-career’ literary writer,” the retreat took place at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan from 2003 to 2011. Now located in Byrdcliffe Guild in Woodstock, NY, a historic arts colony and former home of Edna St. Vincent Millay, in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, the format remains the same: “a professional-level writers’ retreat and peer workshop with a comfortable, egalitarian atmosphere at a modest cost.” The workshop runs from June 30 – August 5, 2013. For more information, visit the Mayapple Press website.

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