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UC Berkeley Writing Retreat at Taheima Wellness Resort and Spa
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March 15, 2011
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UC Berkeley Writing Retreat at Taheima Wellness Resort and Spa
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - You are invited to this amazing event that is coming to Vallarta! It is a good opportunity to meet fantastic writers, join great workshops and start writing or improve your writing skills!

On Saturday, March 19, there will be an opening cocktail hour followed by readings from each of our writers. Each writer will read and talk about their philosophy of writing...and then dinner.

There will be craft lectures for the first three days where writing prompts (creative assignments) will be given. Writing participants will spend the day writing and will reconvene in the early evening in small groups where they will read their work and discuss.

For the next three days, there will be a large group workshop where the Writing faculty will discuss a variety of issues that they see emerging in the writing. Everyone will have a chance to sign up with one of the faculty members to talk one-on-one about a technical issue they are encountering.

On Friday there will be a celebration of the week and the sharing of one piece (which we will videotape and post for them on the OLLI @Berkeley Taheima youtube site).

Faculty:

Tamim Ansary, author, lecturer, and teacher, directs the S.F. Writers Workshop. His books include the prize-winning bestseller Destiny Disrupted.

Elizabeth Rosner is a novelist, poet, and essayist who is the author of two highly-acclaimed novels, The Speed of Light and Blue Nude. She has taught writing for 29 years.

Gail Sheehy is a bestselling author of 16 books, including Passages (1976) and Passages in Caregiving (2010). A veteran author, journalist, and speaker, Sheehy is a seven-time recipient of the New York Newswomen’s Club Front Page Award for distinguished journalism.

Complementing the OLLI programming, Tahéima offers a full schedule of fitness, relaxation, and cooking classes, as well as spa treatments and access to a world-class golf course (El Tigre Country Club).

The Writing Retreat welcomes novice and experienced writers alike. Whether you like to keep active or prefer quiet spaces for reflection, the Writing Retreat at Tahéima is an ideal place to develop your writer’s voice in the company of new friends and colleagues.

For more information enter the link: http://olli.berkeley.edu/special-events/taheima/March2011.html.

The cost for this event is 400 pesos per day, which includes delicious healthy food! You can pay at the front desk upon your arrival at Taheima Wellness Resort and Spa. Back entrance to El Tigre, Nuevo Vallarta. Tel: (322) 176-0200, www.Taheimahotel.com

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Pamper yourself, explore a new country, and engage with three best-selling writers at the OLLI @Berkeley Writing Retreat at Tahéima Wellness Resort and Spa.

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