The inaugural James Jones Writers Retreat took place from May 27 – June 3, 2018. Fourteen writers gathered daily in The A.C. Thomas House for workshop and inspiration in New Harmony, Indiana. Courses offered included the Developmental Writing Workshop with Kaylie Jones and Judy Mandel, and The Art of Creative Writing with J. Patrick Redmond and Lauren J. Sharkey.

FACULTY

KAYLIE JONES

KAYLIE JONES

DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING WORKSHOP

KAYLIE JONES has published seven books, including a memoir, Lies My Mother Never Told Me, and her most recent novel, The Anger Meridian.

JUDY L. MANDEL

JUDY L. MANDEL

FEATURED FACULTY

JUDY L. MANDEL is a writing coach, teacher, and editor. She is the author of the NY Times Bestseller, REPLACEMENT CHILD - A MEMOIR.

J. PATRICK REDMOND

J. PATRICK REDMOND

THE ART OF CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

SOME GO HUNGRY is his first novel, and when asked about it, Patrick says, “It’s about God, guns, gays, and green beans.” 

LAUREN J. SHARKEY

LAUREN J. SHARKEY

THE ART OF CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

LAUREN J. SHARKEY’s debut novel, INCONVENIENT DAUGHTER, is forthcoming in 2020, and based on her experience as a Korean American adoptee.

 

ALUMNI

BREANNA FAIRCHILD

BREANNA FAIRCHILD

RUTH GONZALEZ

RUTH GONZALEZ

MARSHA MITTMAN

MARSHA MITTMAN

HOLLY TAPPEN

HOLLY TAPPEN