The Art of Writing, Publishing, and Selling Your Book
with Rebecca Walker
June 14-21 2009
InvitationJoin bestselling author Rebecca Walker June 14-2, 2009
To reserve your space, ask questions, or inquire about scholarships contact our office. Once you’ve decided to come, we will do everything we can to help you get here, and make your stay a wonderful experience of Aloha.
Accommodations The workshop (including lodging)
at Maui's beautiful Banyan Retreat and Cottages.
ArriveJune 14 Depart June 21
CostThe cost is $1595 now for June, or send a $500 deposit for our August retreat, or submit your manuscript for consultation.
Rebecca Walker is an award-winning author, journalist, editor and speaker. Born in the throes of the American civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi, she has lived in Manzanillo, Mombasa, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and New Haven, where she graduated cum laude from Yale University. Time Magazine named her one of the fifty most influential American leaders of her generation for her fresh approach to identity politics, including the idea that no matter how you look on the outside, lasting change begins within.
Rebecca is the author of the original Third Wave primer To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism, about the relevance of feminism to generations X and Y; the bestselling post-civil rights memoir Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self, winner of the Alex Award from the American Library Association; and What Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine The Future, a book about new ways of being a man.
Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence, a memoir about feminism and motherhood, was published in 2007 to much productive controversy, and One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talks About Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love, a rocking, "cage-rattling" collection about courageous family configurations is out now from Riverhead Books.
Rebecca has spoken at hundreds of universities and high schools including Exeter, Harvard, Oberlin, Smith, MIT, and Stanford, and addressed organizations and corporations all over the world including the Walker Art Center, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Sony Music, The National Council of Teachers of English, RuterDam Stockholm, the Black Magic Woman Festival in Amsterdam, Hewitt and Associates, and the Ministries of Culture and Gender of Estonia, at the first-ever Conference on Masculinity in the Baltics.
Her essays, articles, blog posts, and commentary can be read in Newsweek, Glamour, Child, Plum, Real Simple, TheRoot.com, The Washington Post, BookForum, The Huffington Post, Spin, Babble, Salon, Marie Claire, Jewcy.com, CNN.COM, Essence, Vibe, Buddhadharma, What is Enlightenment, Self, and several award-winning anthologies. She teaches the art of memoir at workshops, MFA programs, and writing conferences internationally, and consults with non-fiction writers developing their work for publication.
Rebecca is one of the original leaders of third wave feminism (she penned the rallying cry, "I am the Third Wave" in Ms. Magazine that sparked the imagination of thousands), and co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation, a non-profit that works through grant-making, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy to support young women of all backgrounds, aged 15 to 30, working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice.
She is the recipient of the Women Who Could Be President Award from the League of Women Voters, The Woman of Distinction Award from the American Association of University Women, and an Honorary Doctorate from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She's been featured on Charlie Rose, CNN, Fresh Air, Good Morning America, Oprah, and profiled in the New York Times, Washington Post, and several international dailies. She also had a feature role in Mike Nichols' movie Primary Colors with John Travolta and Emma Thompson.
Rebecca sits on the boards of the environmental organization Save the Bay, and Children As They Are, a project of GenderPac. She has studied Hinduism, Vedanta, and the three major traditions of Buddhism for almost twenty years, and is a teacher in the Vajrayana tradition.
She lives with her one big happy family in Hawaii.