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Gell Bootcamp

June 29, 2018 - June 30, 2018


In this special overnight course at Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat, students will generate new work while enjoying the bucolic setting that our rural retreat center has to offer. Come on Friday, leave on Saturday. This is a generative class open to ALL levels, beginning or advanced, and perfect for any writer looking for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to mingle in the outdoors with their fellow writers (and instructors). Students may bring their own tent to sleep on the lawn, or they can sleep on one of the cots provided in the Gleason Lodge. All meals and drinks will be provided.


Instructors include: Ralph Black, Sarah Freligh, & Anne Panning


Ralph Black has published a collection of poetry: Turning Over the Earth, from Milkweed Editions, and a chapbook, The Apple Psalms. He is the recipient of the Anne Halley Poetry Prize from The Massachusetts Review and the Chelsea Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in many journals, including The Georgia and Gettysburg Reviews, Orion, and West Branch. He teaches English and creative writing at SUNY, College at Brockport.


Sarah Freligh is the author of Sad Math, winner of the 2014 Moon City Press Poetry Prize and the 2015 Whirling Prize from the University of Indianapolis. Other books include A Brief Natural History of an American Girl, winner of the Editor’s Choice award from Accents Publishing, and Sort of Gone. Her work has appeared in Sun Magazine, Hotel Amerika, BOAAT Journal, Rattle, on Writer’s Almanac, and anthologized in the 2011 anthology Good Poems: American Places. Among her awards are a 2009 poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation.


Anne Panning’s novel, Butter, was published in 2012 by Switchgrass Books. She has published two short story collections: The Price of Eggs and Super America, which won The Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and was selected as a New York Times Editor’s Choice. She has also published short fiction and nonfiction in numerous literary journals including Beloit Fiction Journal, Prairie Schooner, Fourth Genre, New Letters, Alaska Quarterly Review, Quarterly West, and many others. Her forthcoming memoir, Dragonfly Notes, will be published in 2018 by Stillhouse Press. She teaches creative writing at State University of New York in Brockport.


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June 29, 2018
June 30, 2018
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(585) 473-2590
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Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat
6581 W Hollow Rd.
Naples, 14512 United States
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