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Writing on the Water

AUGUST 18 - 21, 2006

Longing for time in the natural world?

Interested in skills and techniques to enhance your creative writing?

Join us for a writing workshop on the river.
Canoe or kayak on a gentle, clean, sandhills river
frequented by white tail and mule deer,
muskrat, beaver, grouse and wild turkey.

Gather together on shore for workshop sessions
that will enhance your writing practices.

The river is a little-known treasure,
a five hour scenic drive from Lincoln
near Mullen, Nebraska.

Deep solitude will surround us at our private campsite.
We are likely to have the river all to ourselves.

What To Look Forward To:
  • Beginner’s Canoe or Kayak River Excursions
  • Quiet Afternoons to Rest, Contemplate, Write or Read
  • Campfire Meals, Camaraderie with Fellow Writers
  • Wade, Swim, or Plant Your Camp Chair in the River
  • Energizing Workshops on Creativity and Writing
  • Positive Support of the Writer and the Creative Work
  • Visiting Emily's Soda Fountain in Broken Bow along the Way

    Workshop Topics:
    Getting Started; Writer's Block; Finding Material;
    Essential Lifestyle Issues for Writers;
    Simple Devices to Make your Work Stand Out;
    Finding Time to Write; Accessing Your Creative Core

    We provide
    transportation to and from Lincoln, canoe and kayak trips and instruction, workshop facilitation and handouts, meals at the camp site, campfires, tent set-up, sunscreen, bug spray, drinking water, morning coffee, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. A limited number of blow-up mattresses are also available, and will go to those who register early. If you miss out you can bring your own and we’ll help you inflate it. The camp site has toilet facilities but no running water. Free, hot showers available a short, ten-minute ride into town.

    You bring a notebook, pens, a sleeping bag and pillow, clothing, flashlight, and personal items. You bring or purchase snacks, meals and beverages during the road trip, but not at the camp site. If you have your own tent and wish to bring it, contact us in advance.

    Cost: $350 per person, $100 nonrefundable deposit required to reserve your space. The remainder is due by August 11th. There are a limited number of openings, so register early to secure your place.

    To register:
    Send name, phone number and email address, with $100 deposit, to:

    Writing on the Water
    PO Box 23015

    , NE 68542-3015

    E-mail Kelly at with questions. Discounts for referring others.