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Gay writers' retreat postponed until 2012

Tue 14 Jun 2011 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

A retreat for gay male writers has been postponed until next year due to a low number of submissions. Men who love men and want to write about it were invited to apply for a week-long retreat at Autumn Farm in Takaka organised by Men Scribbling Men (MSM). But playwright Ronald Trifero Nelson says, in the end, there were not enough applications to make the retreat worthwhile. "We accept that one of the reasons for the lack of response was because we got onto this opportunity a little late,” Nelson says “and were not able to give writers much notice. So, we’re confirming, right now, that the retreat will go ahead in July 2012. That will give people more time to prepare work and submissions and plan to have some annual leave around that time in case they are selected." In the meantime, to help compensate for withdrawing the retreat, and to encourage writers to start developing work for submission next year, MSM will host a quarterly writers' evening at S  

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 14th June 2011 - 1:38pm

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