In 2003 we inaugurated a new form of writing group participation for alumni attending the conference weekends. Special writing groups were constituted which met four times on each of the three weekends – during the three times allocated to the regular small discussion groups on Friday and Saturday, and during the writing group time on Sunday morning. The purpose of the groups was to help each of the participants to complete a writing project, whether a book, a chapter of a book, a paper, or some other piece of work. The groups had both a clinician and a writing teacher as faculty. One of the groups generated three books. We are continuing this program. Other alumni attended the program this past year using the usual format of participation in three discussion groups focused on short writing assignments and membership in a long-term project writing.
GUEST WRITING FACULTY