> AUGUST 18 - 20, 2011
> In 1921, DuBois spoke of Idlewild in the NAACP Crisis:
> For sheer physical beauty, for sheen of water and golden air, for nobleness of tree and flower shrub, for shining river and song of bird and the low moving whisper of sun, moon, and star, it is the beautifulest stretch I have seen for twenty years; and then add to that fellowship—sweet strong women and keen-witted men from and , and and Illinois—all sons and great-grandchildren of all with the wide leisure of rest and play, can you imagine a more marvelous thing than Idlewild.
> You are cordially invited to attend the third Broadside Press Writers' Retreat in , the third week in August from Thursday, noon, until Saturday evening for some rewarding sessions of readings, book signings, discussions, fellowship and camaraderie among and with fellow writers and friends.
> For several years, Broadside Press has been involved in the community revitalization efforts of this nationally designated historic area, popularly known as "Black Eden." It is a cultural landmark, having served as a recreational, social, and intellectual retreat for W.E.B. Dubois, Madame C.J. Walker, Charles Chestnut, Neale Hurston, Robert Williams, Louis Armstrong, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, Joe Louis, Langston Hughes, and many others…
> 2012 will mark the centennial anniversary of Idlewild. Broadside Press intends to join with in the world wide recognition and celebration of this incredible historic landscape. You are welcome to help us plan for next year's Centennial celebration while participating in this year's writers' retreat.
> Broadside Press will mark its 47th year anniversary in concert with the Idlewild Centennial celebration in 2012. Your VOICE is welcome as we pay respect to those whose contributions helped shape and re-shape the cultural fabric of this nation and the world. Our retreat will nurture the creativity and expression of writers who will contribute similarly for the generations to come.
> Please fill out the form below. The retreat registration fee of $35.00 does not include travel and housing arrangements. The retreat will be held at the Summer Senior Center. 723 E. Lansing St. (231) 745-4011 <tel:%28231%29%20745-Retreat Schedule:
Thursday, August 18, 2011
12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. : Registration at the Henrietta Summer Senior Center 723
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. : Welcoming Reception
8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Open Mic
Friday, August 19, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Broadside Press Institute of Cultural Studies Writing and Discussion
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.: Idlewild Historical Tour and Lunch at
1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.: Broadside Press Institute of Cultural Studies Open Forum
2:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m.: Presentation by Poets and Feed back or Personal Time
5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.: Aurora Harris Reading and Book signing of Solitude of Five Black Moons at the Henrietta Summer Senior Center 723 E. Lansing St 231 745-4011
6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m: Dinner
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Reading of BSP Institute Writings
Saturday, August 20, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m: Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m- 12:00 p.m.: Facilitator: Al Ward. Generate ideas for Centennial.
12:00 p.m.:- 12:30 p.m.: Lunch
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: Poetry Workshop
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Idlewild Writers Presentation
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Dr. Gloria House Reading and Book signing of Home Sweet Home: Idlewild Families Celebrate a Century at Morton's Motel 6389 Tacoma Drive
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Dinner. Outdoor Bar-B-Que
7:00 p.m.:- 9:00 p.m.: Open Mic Poetry
Summer is well underway and Idlewild, Michigan is the place to be. We still have openings at our vacation resort home on Idlewild Lake.
Visit www.idlewildmichigan.com for details.
Look to see you this summer or fall.
Terrance J. Herd
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Afi's Heart Lodging Idlewild
Holiday House Idlewild or
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KYLES' ACRES: Idlewild  745-3991
AREA ACCOMMODATIONS for Idlewild and :
Afi's Heart Lodging Idlewild (313) 938-6018
Aunt Kate's Place
Big Trailer & RV Resort
Blueberry Patch Motel
Bucks Court Resort
Cloud 9 Cabins
Day Star Motel
Dream Catcher Motel
GFK Enterprises, Inc.
Holiday House Idlewild (231) 745-3431 or (231) 750-2479
Idlewild Resort Motel Idlewild (313) 862-3150
Jane Grant: Idlewild (313) 372-4279
Knotty Pine Inn
Kyles' Acres: Idlewild  745-3991
Northern Escape Lodge
Pere Marquette River Lodge
Pickerel Lakeside Campground & Cottages or
Super 8 Motel
Super 8 Motel
The Cabin at Buckwheat Lake
Williams Court Idlewild (231) 745-7546
Motel & Resort, LLC
Wolf Lake Ranch Resort, Inc (231) 745-3890
Additional information for accommodation by day or week for rooms or houses, contact Idlewild Chamber of commerce 231-745-4742. www.iaacc.com
John Meeks 231-301-1074 231-745-4742