JAN 26-29 DEVELOPING FICTIONAL CHARACTERS RETREAT

$400.00

Looking to one day publish a book that will live on in the hearts and minds of readers forever?  Overnight Retreat Includes locally inspired and prepared meals, and comfortable living space with private rooms with work areas. As part of this workshop event, participants will receive an annual 2023 membership into Writers Guild at The Bowers House valued at $30. Call 954-888-8948

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The Bowers House Writer’s Guild January Retreat.
Learn How to Create Captivating Characters

$500 Ambassador PRICE: Are you struggling to bring your characters to life on the page? Want to create more lovable heroes and hateful villains that readers simply can’t get enough of? Looking to publish a book that will live on in the hearts and minds of readers forever?

If so, then don’t miss The Bowers House Writer’s Guild Retreat, January 26-29, 2023. Inside this intensive three-day workshop, you’ll learn how to create unforgettable characters that propel your plot forward and grab your reader’s attention – page after page. Lead by Charles Prier, accomplished author and publisher, this game-changing event includes dynamic presentations, videos, group discussions, hands-on writing exercises and assignments. The retreat also includes a fictional character immersion session with special guest, Javon Johnson, an award-winning writer, educator and actor. Once the weekend comes to a close, you’ll walk

Writers Guild and Retreat Director, Charles Prier (l) with Terry Kay, “To Dance with the White Dog,” an inductee into The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, on his 82nd birthday.
Writers Guild and Retreat Director, Charles Prier (l) with Terry Kay, “To Dance with the White Dog,” an inductee into The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, on his 82nd birthday.

away with the knowledge, skills and confidence to craft riveting characters that animate your story and deliver your message to the world. Ready to elevate your writing skills and learn how to create captivating characters? Meet Charles Prier, Retreat Director Charles Prier has been a writer for 30 years with stints in trade publishing, the tech industry, local news and fiction. As director of The Bowers House Writer’s Guild for the past 14 years, he has mentored and coached countless members on their journeys to become published authors. The author of four books, Charles has also edited and published the work of more than 20 members. About Javon Johnson, Special Guest We are thrilled to welcome Javon Johnson to the September retreat. An award-winning writer whose work includes musicals, films and literary fiction, Javon is also an educator and talented actor who has appeared on “The Oval” (2019), “American Soul” (2019) and “Survivor’s Remorse” (2014). He will conduct a fictional character immersion session from the dual perspective of an actor and a writer while sharing his favorite character development techniques.

100 Depot Street, Canon, Georgia 30520  USA  CALL 954-888-8948 $400 retreat and lodging
Retreat Instruction by Charles Prier 706-436-9632 charles@priernet.com

“I need to write this down.”

Want to find out how to bring your stories to life on the page? Need instruction on how to write compelling material that readers can’t get enough of? Looking to one day publish a book that will live on in the hearts and minds of readers forever? If so, then don’t miss the Beginning Writers Guild Retreat at The Bowers House, Friday December 2 thought Sunday December 4, 2022. Inside this intensive two-day workshop, you’ll learn the basic writing principals and methodology of moving your ideas forward and grabbing reader’s attention with your newfound skills. Led by Charles Prier, accomplished author and publisher, this life-changing event includes dynamic presentations and instruction, group discussions, hands-on writing exercises and assignments. This illuminating retreat also includes a private optional Sunday morning mentoring session with Charles. Once the weekend comes to a close, you’ll walk away with the knowledge, skills and confidence to craft compelling reading material and to begin your journey as an author. Whether you want to improve your writing for your business or career, tell your story, or want to harness your imagination to produce your first novel, this retreat will elevate your writing skills and give you the confidence to begin your literary journey.

Meet Charles Prier, Retreat Director

Charles Prier has been a writer for 30 years with stints in trade publishing, the tech industry, local news and fiction. As director of Writers Guild at The Bowers House for the past 12 years, he has mentored and coached countless members on their journeys to become published authors. The author of four books, Charles has also edited and published the work of more than 20 members, many of whom are current Writers Guild members. In addition to Writer’s Guild activities, The Bowers House is available for group overnight rentals to writers and artists and individual member residencies. ‘Bowers Hour’ documents the works of residents via episodic programming in the form of a concert, reading or performance. Donations and sponsorships are encouraged to keep the facility perpetual.

Terry Kay, George Singleton, Alice Friman, Scott Russell Sanders, Anne Pancake, Alison Hawthorne Deming … these are just a few of The Georgia Review alums who have sought refuge at The Bowers House to further hone their craft and perfect their stories before releasing them to the world. For decades, this 100-year-old historic registry railroad hotel nestled in the sleepy hamlet of Canon has provided writers with the seclusion and inspiration they needed to move forward with their most important works. Perhaps their creativity ripened under starry nights or amid spiral-vined gardens, in the thick shade of towering magnolias or the comforting embrace of the wraparound porch. If you’re ready to follow in the footsteps of some of the most acclaimed authors out there, consider a retreat or residency with us. Call for bookings/ reservations 954-888-8948 C. Read