Get Locked Into The Next Book For Less

Whidbey Island Writers Association is offering an Early-bird Registration discount for their popular Writers Lockdown Retreat.

This discount is available is until January 15, 2014, and limited to the first 20 applicants.

The Writers Lockdown Retreat set for March 14-16, 2014 at Coupeville’s Captain Whidbey Inn. This year’s retreat exhorts attendees to “First Write the Book! It’s All in the Craft.”

The Lockdown is designed to provide an opportunity for writers to work in a safe, congenial, and inspiring environment. The three-day experience includes hands-on workshops, informal writing salons with the instructors, a one-on-one manuscript evaluation, and unencumbered time for writing and networking.

The 2014 instructor-mentors are Priscilla Long, Jennie Shortridge and Randall Platt. Priscilla Long is best known for her expertise in style and sentence crafting and for her widely acclaimed book, The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life. Novelist Jennie Shortridge is the author of five bestselling novels the latest of which is Love Water Memory. She is a founding member of the well-known Seattle 7 consortium of authors which includes Garth Stein and Erica Bauermeister. Randall Platt’s versatile writing background includes screenwriting, a humorous western series, and award-winning young adult novels.


Whidbey Island Writers Association Writers Lockdown Retreat

First Write The Book! It’s All in the Craft
For Aspiring and Experienced Writers

March 14-16, 2014

For more information: call 360-331-2038 or visit

Retreat, meal, lodging: $605+
Early Bird discount deadline:  1/15/14
Additional registrations accepted until: 2/28/14