Kindling Words East begins on a Thursday afternoon and runs through Sunday lunch. The first formal gathering is cocktails before dinner Thursday. Kindling Words finishes at the end of lunch on Sunday. If you have to have an early departure, a bagged lunch is available to-go.
The morning begins with the author session after breakfast, followed by the illustrator’s session. The closed editor session meets in the afternoon.
The rest of the day is 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. If you are making copies, 20 is a good number.
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!
Thursday night begins with a cinemagraphic slide show introducing each person, followed by a unique special activity to break the ice. 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.