I just spent the greatest weekend in Manchester, VT at The Books on the Nightstand Readers’ Retreat. I don’t quite know how to put my experience into words but I will do my best.
After a Friday ice-breaking discussion and cocktail party, which gave everyone the opportunity to meet each other, Saturday was devoted to smaller group discussions with the authors who graciously attended the retreat. I attended these discussions:
- With Matthew Dicks on the decisions he made on the road to becoming a writer and to get his work published
- With Susan Gregg Gilmore on the significance of place in fiction
- With Chris Bohjalian on general topics
I also took part in a tour of the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, where several of the retreat events were held, and I was in awe. It is an amazing place and I could easily spend hours and hours there.