Community and the Crossroad: A Southern Sampler April 16-23 2013

Sharing the Creative Journey

SSAC is proud to offer a Writing and Creative Retreat with award-winning author Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Sample the language of the South, weave collective stories to be embellished in time, discover the layers, textures and hues of historical Charleston, wander in enchanting gardens, swing low to a sweet jazz beat, picnic under a canopy of live oaks, break bread with local writers, artists and musicians.

One-on-one direction on your literary and creative projects: renew your spirit—stir the creative juices — walk the beaches — daily prompts designed to foster life-enhancing experiences.

How It All Started . . .

The Southern Sampler Artists Colony, founded in 2006 by two childhood friends—one who never left the South, and one who headed west but always knew her soul was southern—is a haven for writers, dancers, artists, musicians and photographers who want to stir the creative pot, Southern style. The first two workshops were at The Crossroads in South Carolina, a small community nestled in the sand hills and bordered by Black River Swamp. The third, fourth, fifth, and sixth workshops, all for writers, and led by Linda Watanabe McFerrin, were in Charleston, South Carolina.

“Thank you thank you thank you. I had such an enjoyable journey – I know my friends are going to tire of my constant chatting and raving of South Carolina – the people, the food, the art and most of all the soul. I sure do miss South Carolina. It is amazing how y’all got a bunch of foreigners yearning for your little piece of the world.”

—Cathleen O’Brien, San Francisco (2008 – 2012 Workshop Participant)

The company is everything!         Join us next April.

COST OF WORKSHOP: Cost is $1,800 ($1,950 if paid after December 15, 2012) for a private room, and $1,600 ($1,750 if paid after December 15, 2012) for a shared room. The choice of private and separate rooms depends upon availability at time of registration.

In order to assure workshop placement please send a $500 check deposit (fully refundable before November 15th) made out to SSAC with private or shared room preference to Mary Brent Cantarutti. For address and more information send a note to Final payments are due December 15 (for discount); all other payments are due February 1st.