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November 1-4th, 2010
Heather Hummel's
Group Retreat Workshop

Heather Hummel's
Solo Retreat Workshop

“In my journey as a writer, it has always been at the forefront of my goals to help other writers. And, I have done just that in many ways. I am an award winning author, ghostwriter, editor, workshop instructor, personal writing coach, and even a publisher of other authors. Having accomplished all of these layers has brought me to my next ambition—hosting a writers’ retreat.”

The Vagabond House Inn and Writer’s Retreat in Carmel by the Sea, California is in the heart of one of the most beautiful places in the world. Hosted by award-winning author Heather Hummel, the Vagabond’s House writer’s retreats are held throughout the year as Solo Retreats and Writer’s Workshops.

Each retreat is open to writers of all genres. From poets to novelists to journalists to screenwriters and self-help authors, these retreats cultivate an environment that motivates and inspires writers, all while blending a unique mix of solitude and collaboration. The sessions are appropriate for any writer who needs inspiration to begin, complete or edit their

November 1st to 4th Workshop, 2010 will provide….

  • Individualized or group attention will be based on your needs and objectives.
  • Concentrated solo time will allow you to focus and complete works as needed.
  • Comprehensive feedback from award winning author will enhance writing skills and provide you with industry knowledge.
  • Inspiration at your doorstep from a community that is focused on cultivating writers.

Workshop Schedule

  • DAY 1
    4:00 to 6:00 Social
  • DAY 2
    8:30 to 10:30 breakfast
    10:00 am to 12:00 noon Open Creativity
    1:00 to 4:00 Collective Creativity
    4:00 to 6:00 Social
  • DAY 3
    8:30 to 10:30 breakfast
    10:00 am to 12:00 noon Open Creativity
    1:00 to 4:00 Collective Creativity
    4:00 to 6:00 Social
  • DAY 4
    9:30 am to 12 noon Individual Consultations

Cost of Workshop including accommodations

  • $1225 room with kitchen
  • $1075 room without kitchen

Group and On-going Solo Retreats, offer….

  • One-on-one coaching
  • Editing
  • Manuscript evaluations, publishing
  • Ghost writing (such as query letters and proposals)

Retreat Options and Costs:

Solo retreats are priced at our regular room rates and include a 15 page critique with in-house mentor Heather Hummel. Solo retreats must be booked for a minimum stay of three nights to receive a free critique.

Author and in-house mentor Heather Hummel:

Heather Hummel is an award-winning author in both fiction and nonfiction. Heather’s published works include

  • Gracefully: Looking and Being Your Best at Any Age (McGraw Hill, 2008), Merit award for the 2009 Mature Media Awards, and
  • Through Hazel Eyes (PathBinder Publishing), 1st Honorable Mention of the 2009 New York Book Festival.

Heather’s other works include:

  • The Universe is My Sugar Daddy (PathBinder Publishing, 2009), Bridges: An Anthology (PathBinder Publishing, 2008), Blue Ridge Anthology (Cedar Creek, 2007 along with David Baldacci and Rita Dove), featured essay in Messages of Hope and Healing (Sunpiper Press, 2006), and a screenplay, Money, Love, & Charlottesville.

Heather, co-host of the Chit Chat Cafe Radio Show, has been a guest author to a variety of audiences, including radio shows such as Victoria Moran's "A Charmed Life." Heather and/or her books have appeared in newspapers such as Publishers Weekly, USA Today and the Washington Post; and in magazines that include Body & Soul, First, and Spry Living--a combined circulation of nearly 15 million.

Heather has partnered with award winning broadcast journalist Tony Seton in a communications venture, The Living Proof Project that documents the oral history of people who want to leave their legacy for future generations.

A graduate with high distinction from the University of Virginia where she holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree with concentrations in English and secondary education, Heather is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Metaphysical Sciences. Additionally, Heather is ghostwriter and a writing coach to aspiring writers.

Industry Praise

"You are so sensitive and attuned to [your clients’] voice and spirit. I think you are a wonderful writer." - Lynn Goldberg, President, Goldberg McDuffie *** "You are a very talented, extremely organized writer. Congratulations! This is going to be an excellent, excellent book!" - John Aherne, Editor, McGraw-Hill *** "Heather is an extremely accomplished writer and editor who has her finger on the pulse of all the current trends in the publishing industry. She has built her own publishing venture, and with her dedication and skills, it will grow rapidly. I am thrilled to have worked with Heather--and will continue to do so." - Robert Hull, Time Warner, Zen Zen, Inc.

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