Retreating to Summer



Poets & Writers, March/April 2013


Sometimes writers just need to get away from family and day job and hobnob with other writers, you know? So every year about this time P&W publishes an issue on retreats for writers, this being 2013‘s version of that. Some are romantically impractical, others are hardy and inexpensive. Look and choose.

From a report on Egyptian writers post-Tahrir Square to An international book fair in Serbia to balancing writing with having and rearing children, this issue also hopes to give us an appreciation of the writing life in all its variations.

An article that caught my eye: “Indie Retailers and the Amazon Effect.” What with Amazon pushing its way to dominance of the book trade, other booksellers are forming defensive alliances…strange days for writers and publishers, no?



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