Kindling Words East 2023 Schedule

Kindling Words East begins on a Thursday afternoon and runs through Sunday lunch. The first formal gathering is cocktails before dinner Thursday. The night begins with a slide show introducing each person, followed by a unique special activity to break the ice.

Friday & Saturday mornings begin with an author session after breakfast, followed by an illustrator’s session. The closed editor session meets in the afternoon.

The afternoons are reserved for SPARK SPACE, where small groups gather to talk about subjects that you choose. It’s a great idea to come with a topic in mind, or bring materials to share.

In the evenings, there are planned activities, as well as an open invitation to our Party Salon with wine, juices, goodies, music, board games, and laughter. Feel free to bring things (drinks, treats, games) to add to the bounty!

Friday night we have a featured event, and on Saturday night, we have our Candlelight sessions for both authors and illustrators to share polished works in progress.

On Sunday morning, there is a workshop led by collaborating speakers. You may choose author or illustrator strand, as these extended sessions run concurrently, while editors have one last closed gathering.

Kindling Words East finishes at the end of lunch on Sunday. If you have to have an early departure, a bagged lunch is available to go.

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