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KAYLIE JONES has published seven books, including a memoir, LIES MY MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME, and her most recent novel, THE ANGER MERIDIAN. Her newest endeavor is her publishing imprint with Akashic Books, Kaylie Jones Books.
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JUDY L. MANDEL is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, REPLACEMENT CHILD - A MEMOIR. She is a ghostwriter, writing coach, teacher, and freelance editor.
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J. PATRICK REDMOND was born and raised in southern Indiana and recently returned to his home state. SOME GO HUNGRY is his first novel, and when asked about it, Patrick says, “It’s about God, guns, gays, and green beans.”
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LAUREN J. SHARKEY is currently the creative nonfiction editor of Reservoir Journal and her debut novel, INCONVENIENT DAUGHTER, is forthcoming in 2020.
ABOUT THE RETREAT
There are plenty of brick-and-mortar, as well as online writing workshops. However, we feel the James Jones Writers Workshop Retreat provides a truly unique experience that leaves writers feeling inspired and energized. Our renowned faculty of published authors, editors, and creative writing professors are committed to providing insightful and constructive feedback to our writers. Additionally, we aim to develop a sense of community among cohorts so the relationships made extend beyond workshop.
In the language of the times, he blew my mind. Like whoa. It was not Einstein who blew me away - it was James Jones. He was a real live working writer and he took time away from his book to tell me this big story. He taught me. That is what writers do, they teach their stories, even to baffled young hippies. I was so grateful.
This is what Kaylie Jones does now. She tells me stories in her books, and teaches me how to tell my own stories. Because of her and her dad, I have the courage to write my tales.
Come to the JJWWR. The wonderful people there will give you the prompts and assignments you need to tell your own stories.