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Exploring the Writer in You

Program Number: 2084RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/21/2013 - 4/26/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Green Lake, Wisconsin
Price starting at: $649.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Vegetarian; Low Fat; Low Salt    

Enjoy the company of other writers at the beautiful Green Lake Conference Center. Develop your skills in areas including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essays, articles and memoir. Attend small group workshops run by seasoned writers. Instructors will critique your work and offer advice on how to get the most out of your particular style. This week is tailor-made for aspiring and veteran writers.




Highlights

• Question-and-answer sessions bring uncommon clarity to large-group lectures and discussions.
• Relish the seasoned advice of visiting experts on how to write compelling and personal narratives.
• Choose free afternoons to work on your writing skills or simply relax. Lively evenings feature a guest speaker, readings, or entertainment.



Activity Particulars

Some walking required between facilities.




Date Specific Information

4-21-2013

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Green Lake Conference Center.




Green Lake

Located in the heart of Wisconsin, Green Lake received its first guests by horse-drawn carriage nearly 150 years ago. Today, as then, visitors seek the respite of Wisconsin’s deepest lake and 27 miles of shoreline.



Accommodations
Hotel guest rooms in a lovely setting, many overlooking beautiful Green Lake. Televisions in lounge areas only. Non-alcohol facility.
Meals and Lodgings
   Green Lake Conference Center
  Green Lake, WI 5 nights
 Green Lake Conference Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Accommodations will be in one of several comfortable on-site hotels. Comfortable guest rooms in a lovely setting with private bath. Many lakeview rooms overlooking beautiful Green Lake.
  Contact info: W2511 State Highway 23
Green Lake, WI 54941-9599 USA
phone: 920-294-7365
web: www.glcc.org
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call for info Participants should contact Green Lake Conference Center directly for current rates and availability.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call for info Participants should contact Green Lake Conference Center directly for current rates and availability.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in time at the Conference Center is 3:30 to 5:00 in the lobby by our Registration Desk. Dinner begins at 5:00 PM with the Program Session beginning at 6:30 PM. You will be staying at Green Lake Conference Center that night.
  End of Program:
Program session concludes at 12:00 PM. Lunch is provided following session in our dining room from 12:00-1:00 PM. You will be staying at Green Lake Conference Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Completed health form returned to Program Coordinator prior to arrival. Valid photo identification such as driver's license.
  Parking availability:
Free on-site parking. Several handicapped and regular parking locations.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Green Lake, WI
  Nearest city or town:  Green Lake, WI.
  Nearest highway: Highway 23.
  Nearest airport:  Outagamie County Regional Airport (ATW), Appleton, WI.
  From End of Program
  Location: Green Lake, WI
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Appleton

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Green Lake Conference Center
phone: 920-294-3323
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

30.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

   

Make reservation at least two weeks in advance

 

Oshkosh

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Green Lake Conference Center
phone: 920-294-3323
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

30.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes 

   

Make reservation at least two weeks in advance

 

Columbus

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Green Lake Conference Center
phone: 920-294-3323
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

30.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

   

Make reservation at least two weeks in advance.

 
Driving Directions
  From the North, South, East and West From the East, once you pass through the town of Ripon watch for the intersection of Highways 49, 23 and County A (traffic signal approximately four miles after you have exited the city of Ripon). From this intersection it will be 3.9 miles to the entrance gate of the Center. You will see a sign that says "Green Lake Conference Center and The Golf Courses of Lawsonia." You will enter by the brick wall and pillars. The entrance will be on your left. Stay on Highway 23, do not take Business 23, which will take you into the city of Green Lake. From the West, once you pass through the town of Princeton, watch for the intersection of Highways 23 and 73. (Acorn Ridge Motel is on your left, Bernie's Restaurant is on your right). Remain on Highway 23 going east. The conference Center is 3.1 miles from this intersection on your right. Note: There is a junction of highways 23 and 73 on the west side of Princeton. This is not the correct junction. Look for the landmarks as stated above, you need to keep going east on Highway 23 toward Green Lake. If you are coming from the south on Highway 73, heading north, at the intersection of 73 and 23, turn right (watch for Bernie's Restaurant and Acorn Ridge Motel). Remain on Highway 23 heading east for 3.1 miles. You will enter by the brick wall and pillars. You will see a sign that says "Green Lake Conference Center and The Golf Courses of Lawsonia." Proceed through the gates and follow the signs to our Welcome Center. The road to the main conference center grounds will be 1.5 miles.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival and Check In/Orientation
(Sunday, April 21)
   
 Afternoon: Arrival and check in at the Green Lake Conference Center. You may check in at our Welcome Center anytime after 3:00 PM, however, on occasion you may not be able to check into your room until 4:00 PM. Dinner is served from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.
 Dinner: Buffet style dinner is served in the dining room.
 Evening: Welcome and orientation. The evening will begin with the introduction of your program hosts, and your instructors along with an overview of the facilities and the program schedule. There will be "ice-breaker" activities to enable you to get to know your hosts, instructors, and fellow writers better. With plenty of time for Q & A for new and returning participants. Evening concludes with refreshments, and an opportunity to socialize with others in the program.
   
Accommodations: Green Lake Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Small Group Writing Sessions/Writing Discussions/Optional Mini-Workshop/Readings By Instructors
(Monday, April 22)

Note: Expert led small group workshops.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet style breakfast is served in the dining room.
 Morning: We'll begin the morning with daily announcements and an overview of the day's activities by the program host and lead instructor. Each morning will feature our "Scribbles" and "Quotes" for the day. For a "scribbles" each day participants are encouraged to jot down any "off the cuff" ideas, one-liners, or very short poems and they will have the opportunity to share with others in the group. Our first session this morning will focus on a discussion of writing issues followed by a mid-morning refreshment break. After our break the group will be divided into small group workshops.
 Lunch: Buffet style lunch is served in the dining room.
 Afternoon: This afternoon we will offer an optional mini-workshop which will focus on the discussions of several writing issues. For those not interested in this mini-workshop, we will offer free time to work on writing projects, to enjoy our beautiful grounds, go for a walk, rest, socialize, shop in our gift store or in nearby communities.
 Dinner: Buffet style dinner is served in the dining room.
 Evening: The evening activities will begin with readings by your writing instructors of their own work. The instructors will be available to answer questions from the group or by individuals regarding writing concerns. Discussion on styles of writing, how to improve your writing skills, and information on how to get published will be some of the topics. Evening concludes with refreshments, along with an opportunity to socialize with the group.
   
Accommodations: Green Lake Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Small Group Writing Sessions/Peer Critique Time/Optional Mini-Workshop/Featured Guest
(Tuesday, April 23)

Note: Expert led small group workshops.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet style breakfast is served in the dining room.
 Morning: Daily announcements by program host. We will begin the morning with our "Scribbles and Quotes" for the day. Next leadership will give an overview of the day's activities followed by our first session which will focus on a discussion of writing issues. Mid-morning refreshment break after which, the group will break into small group workshops.
 Lunch: Buffet style lunch is served in the dining room.
 Afternoon: This afternoon will offer choices. One option will be the Mini-Workshop which offers a discussion of several writing issues. Another choice will be to attend the optional Peer Critique Group. The peer critique group will offer a chance to meet with your writing peers for "workshoppping" in small groups without the instructors. You also have the chance to meet with an instructor for one-on-one critiques by appointment or during designated afternoon "office hours." Another option would offer free time to work on writing projects, time to enjoy our beautiful grounds, go for a walk on our prairie or along the lake, rest, socialize, shop in our gift store or in nearby communities.
 Dinner: Buffet style dinner is served in the dining room.
 Evening: This evening will feature a presentation by our Featured Guest, Richard Roe. Richard will give advice and inside tips on how to write, market and publish your work. We have set aside time for group and individual questions. The evening concludes with refreshments. You will have an opportunity to socialize with other participants.
   
Accommodations: Green Lake Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Small Group Writing Session/Optional Mini-Workshop/Writing Discussions/Individual Writing Time/Featured Guest
(Wednesday, April 24)

Note: Expert led small group workshops. Featured guest presentation.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet style breakfast is served in the dining room.
 Morning: Daily announcements by program host. By popular demand we will begin with our "Scribbles and Quotes" for the day. After leadership gives an overview of the day's activities, we will begin with our first session which will focus on a discussion of writing issues. After our mid-morning refreshment break, the participants will break up into small group workshops.
 Lunch: Buffet style lunch is served in the dining room.
 Afternoon: This afternoon Richard Roe will offer a mini-workshop to spur your writing topics and to share techniques and various styles of writing that are not covered in daily morning sessions. After this session you will have time to work on writing projects or take time to enjoy our beautiful grounds, go for a walk, rest, socialize, shop in our gift store or in nearby communities. For those interested in additional options, we will continue with our Peer Critique Groups, in which you will have a chance to meet with your writing peers for "workshopping" in small groups without the instructors. You also have the choice to meet with an instructor for one-on-one critiques by appointment or during designated afternoon "office hours."
 Dinner: Buffet style dinner is served in the dining room.
 Evening: This evening will feature a movie chosen by the instructors. After the viewing, you will have the opportunity to discuss the script, subject matter, acting and outcomes. Evening includes refreshments. The room will be available for those wishing to continue socializing.
   
Accommodations: Green Lake Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Small Group Writing Sessions/Peer Critique Time/Optional Mini-Workshop/Writers Showcase
(Thursday, April 25)

Note: Expert led small group workshops. Writers Showcase.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet style breakfast is served in the dining room.
 Morning: Daily announcements by program host. We'll begin with "Scribbles and Quotes" for the day. Next the leadership will give an overview of the day's activities. This session will focus on a discussion of writing issues. Mid-morning refreshment break. Group breaks into small writing workshops.
 Lunch: Buffet style lunch is served in the dining room.
 Afternoon: Another afternoon in which we will offer choices. One will be to participate in the Mini-Workshop which offers a discussion of several writing issues. Another choice will be to work on your writing project for the "Writers Showcase" this evening. You might choose to join the final Peer Critique Group with your writing peers for "workshopping" in small groups without the instructors. Or you might choose to have one final chance to meet with an instructor for one-on-one critiques by appointment or during designated afternoon "office hours." Last but not least would be your choice to enjoy our beautiful grounds, go for a walk, rest, socialize, shop in our gift store or in nearby communities.
 Dinner: Buffet style dinner is served in the dining room.
 Evening: Special evening activities include "The Writers Showcase." This showcase features a special reading that is performed by each participant and is a highlight of the week. It is a very powerful evening for all. Evening concludes with refreshments and snacks.
   
Accommodations: Green Lake Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Program Wrap Up/Departure
(Friday, April 26)

Note: Expert led small group workshops.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet style breakfast is served in the dining room.
 Morning: We will wrap up the week with closing announcements from your program host and information will be given on checking out of your hotel room. You will have one final chance to read your "Scribbles" to the group. Your instructors will give an overview of the week's accomplishments and you will have time to share some final words and offer suggestions for future programming. After a short mid-morning break, we will close out the week by breaking into small groups for your final writing workshop.
 Lunch: Buffet style lunch is served in the dining room.
 Afternoon: Road Scholar program concludes after lunch. Safe Travel Home!
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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