Tachyon tidbits featuring Jacob Weisman, Daryl Gregory, Nancy Kress, Lavie Tidhar, and Joe R. Lansdale

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Jacob Weisman, Daryl Gregory, Nancy Kress (photo: Ellen Datlow), Lavie Tidhar (Kevin Nixon. © Future Publishing 2013), and  Joe R. Lansdale (Karen Lansdale)

Jacob Weisman (INVADERS: 22 TALES FROM THE OUTER LIMITS OF LITERATURE), Daryl Gregory (WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE), and Nancy Kress (YESTERDAY’S KIN) are all attending Rainforest Writers Village, Lake Quinault, WA on February 22-26.

The first writers retreat was held in February 2007. The idea was to create at least one time and place in the year where all but writing was put aside. The objective was to create an annual writers’ gathering that focused on:

  1. solitary and community writing…
  2. in an isolated environment…
  3. supported by a collective of contemporaries of like mind and pursuits.

Writers gather at a location of minimized outside interference or influence, ready to spend an intensive four or five days on their own work, with others involved in the same who were present for support and interactive development of written creative work as art, craft, and science. Balanced against this is a schedule of events aimed at supporting this process, with the number of retreat guests and attendees kept to a limit.

The Rain Forest Resort Village is situated on Lake Quinault, nestled in the Olympic Pennisula, and the Quinault Rainforest. Local populations are small and centers of civilization are approximately 50 miles from the resort. Close enough for those who wish to seek them out, and far enough for others not to have to seek escape from them. The resort has no phones in the rooms or cabins, and has spotty cell phone service. It is its own little village, with a restaurant, general store, gift shop, lounge, post office, and laundromat on site.

Participants get writing time free of work and daily social life. They get professional advice from, and interaction with, guests who have had success in the writing business.

The English Bookshop featured Lavie Tidhar’s CENTRAL STATION, both online and in the store.

The WRITER TYPES PODCAST interviews Joe R. Lansdale.

Episode 2 just went live today, featuring interviews with Joe R. Lansdale, Reed Farrel Coleman and Jess Lourey. We also hear about favorite P.I.s from Danny Gardner, Paul D. Marks and Kris Calvin. We’ve got an interview with literary agent, Amy Moore-Benson, short fiction from Erik Arneson and, of course, we check in with our reviewers, Kate and Dan Malmon!

For more info about INVADERS: 22 TALES FROM THE OUTER LIMITS OF LITERATURE, visit the Tachyon page.

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For information on WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE, visit the Tachyon page.

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For more info on YESTERDAY’S KIN, visit the Tachyon page.

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For more info about CENTRAL STATION, visit the Tachyon page.

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For more info about HAP AND LEONARD: BLOOD AND LEMONADE, visit the Tachyon page.

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