WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
This year, the 2014 Act Four Retreat will be held at the Ayers Hotel in Laguna Woods, CA, with the meetings and classes taking place nearby. The hotel will fill up soon, so please book promptly after receiving your Act Four invitation.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
There is no conference fee, but you are responsible for your own lodging and meals for two nights. You will also be committing a portion of your summer to reading two to four unpublished novels by authors who will also be critiquing your work.
HOW DO I RESERVE MY SPOT?
Your invitation to join us from a member of our community who admires your writing takes the place of any formal application. If you have received an invitation, congratulations. You’ve already been sponsored and accepted! If not, contact Brenda Barrie, Dennis Phinney or David Spiselman via email and propose your manuscript for acceptance by sending them a synopsis and the first fifty pages or five chapters, whichever is shorter.
Now, you must promptly reserve your spot at the Franciscan Inn.
Once you’ve reserved your room, please forward a brief description of the novel you’ll be presenting and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can introduce you to the others in your group and forward you more of the specifics. If you can’t come, or aren’t interested, please send regrets to your sponsor so they can offer your slot to another author.