The 2023 Scares That Care Writers Retreat will take place March 29 through 31 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 50 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg, VA 23185. The event will feature two and a half days of personal classroom time with a focus on writing, editing, submitting, and selling short stories. Students will be required to submit a short story to be workshopped prior to attendance.
The instructors for 2023 are Brian Keene, Mary SanGiovanni, Maurice Broaddus, Jeff Strand, Norman Prentiss, and John Urbancik.
Tuition is $750 per student, and includes an intense three-day workshop and classroom experience, both one-on-one and in a group setting. Price also includes admission into the second annual Scares that Care AuthorCon, taking place in the same hotel immediately following the completion of Boot Camp, giving students a real-time opportunity to immediately utilize some of the skills they’ve just learned. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Because the instructors will be putting in advance time with each submitted story prior to the actual workshop, a non-refundable fee of $100 will be charged should a student need to cancel.
Scholarship announcement: We are pleased to off two (2) annual scholarships for marginalized writers (writers of color, writers from the LGBTQIA+ community, writers with disabilities, writers suffering from economic hardships, etc.) will be available yearly. While interested parties will be responsible for their travel and lodging, Scares That Care will waive the $750 tuition fee for these two individuals. Interested parties can contact board members Brian Keene (briankeene (at) live (dot) com) or Sonora Taylor (sonorataylor (at) gmail (dot) com) to inquire. Deadline for this year's applicants is Friday, February 17th.