Contest Time!

Guess what?!? It’s time for our first contest and we’ve decided to start off with a bang! Dean Hughes’ 100th book is coming out in a few short weeks and he has offered to autograph the first copy out of the box for one lucky winner. His new book, Through Cloud and Sunshine, is the second book in the Come to Zion series.

Here’s how to get your chance to win: “like” the Solstice Writers Retreat Facebook page. Share it with your friends. As soon as we get 20 “likes,” we will draw the name of one lucky winner. That’s it! Easy Peasy.

And just to make it easier, here is a link to our Facebook page:

Like us today. Win tomorrow.

Good Luck!


What Are YOU Waiting For?

Hey fellow writers! We have received our first few registrations and are so excited for things to be getting underway. If you’re still debating as to whether or not to sign up for Solstice, allow us to give you a few good reasons:

1. Early bird registration ends in a few days — that’s right — get the best deal we’re offering before it’s gone!

2. Class space is limited, so if you want to sign up for a specific class, now is the time!

3. When it’s sweltering this summer, you’ll be enjoying the cool mountain air in Midway, Utah (not to mention the views)!

4. A writers conference is a great place to make new friends and meet like-minded people.

5. Our teachers have some incredible things planned. You won’t want to miss out!

So there. What are you waiting for? Sign up for Solstice today. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page:

Solstice Faculty: A Veritable Who’s Who of Writers

Solstice is proud to introduce you to some of the best writing talent anywhere:

1. Ann Edwards Cannon

RETREAT TOPIC: Writing Columns and Blogs

Ann is the writer of a well-known column in the Salt Lake Tribune and the author of a widely-read blog, The Writers’ Corner (And Also What I Ate Today). She’s also the author of several novels, children’s books, and essays. If you’re familiar with Ann’s style, you know you’re in for a good time.

2. John Bennion

RETREAT TOPIC: Nature and Outdoor Writing

John is a creative writing professor who specializes in nature writing. He often takes his writers on hiking expeditions where adventure (and good stories) ensue. John has published books for both adults and young adults alike. If you love the outdoors, John will teach you how to put it into words.

3. Dean Hughes

RETREAT TOPIC: Writing Nonfiction for Children

As someone who has made a career of writing (Dean has published over 100 books) this is a class not to be missed. Combining his wit and vast experience, Dean will offer extraordinary insight into what it takes to write for children.

4. Louise Plummer

RETREAT TOPIC: Writing Memoirs

Louise has published in both the fiction and non-fiction markets. She has used her own experiences to create works that are witty, original and thought-provoking. She spent many years as a writing professor, but her style is anything but “professorial.” If you’re looking to write your personal or family history, this may just be the class for you.

So there you have it! With an all-star line-up like that, Solstice promises to be a dynamic, entertaining, and highly informative writing conference. And there are still a few weeks left to get early bird pricing – so don’t wait any longer. Sign up today!