While our plan for the L'ATELIER January Weekend Focus 2020 is formed around our participants, and we make changes to optimize the experience, this tentative schedule gives an idea of the structure we use to maximize productivity and inspiration.

Friday: 1/10/20 

9:00- 3:00: Open time for writing in our beautiful conference space with varied seating options, all with an ocean view.

3:00-5:00: Roundtable Discussions: Topics to be determined.

5:00-7:00 Aperitif hour and evening readings (All participants encouraged to read during the weekend.)

7:00: Dinner on your own or out with our fabulous group of writers.


Saturday: 1/11/20:

8:00-11:00 Optional intensive group writing time. Finish that tricky chapter. Nail down a new flash piece. Read yesterday’s words in a quiet space. Prompts provided, if you would like an extra boost.

11:00-1:00 Critique workshops (Give feedback on others’ work and receive feedback on your own work)

1:00-2:00 Lunch on your own

2:00-4:00 Continued critique workshops

4:00-4:30 Coffee break

4:30-5:30 Roundtable Discussions: Topics to be determined.

5:30-7:30 Aperitif hour and evening readings

7:30 Dinner on your own or out with our fabulous group of writers.


Sunday: 1/12/20:

8:00-11:00: Optional intensive group writing time. Prompts provided, if you would like an extra boost.

11:00-1:00: Roundtable Discussion: Topics to be determined.

1:00-2:00 Lunch on your own

2:00-4:00: Group writing: Final push to maximize your word count, finish the cover letter for your MFA application, or query 10 more agents.

4:00-5:00: Recap and farewell: Check-in on progress, goal-setting, accountability and your path forward.