Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fw: [friendsofbroadside] Broadside Press Idlwild Writers Retreat Final Registration #michlit

> 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 Canada and TexasCalifornia and New York, Missouri and Illinois—all sons and great-grandchildren of Ethiopia 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 Idlewild, Michigan, 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, Zora 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 HenriettaSummer 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 E. Lansing 231 745-4011

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 Williams Island

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 231-745-2611

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 

VISIT OUR REAL ESTATE PAGE AT www.century21forward.com

Perfect Vacation House for Rent, Newly Renovated, Perfect for a Family of Six

1- Queen Bed and 2- Full Beds, Linens and Towels Furnished , Living Room and Fully Equipped Kitchen with Microwave, Heat and Air Conditioning, Patio with Grill , Beach Nearby Call Today for Reservations for 2011 and 2012 (231) 745-4742 or (231) 301-1074 $150.00 per day


Morton's Motel 231 745-7773 6389 Tacoma Drive 

Paradise Lake Motel 6534 TAMPA P.O. Box 374 IDLEWILD, MICHIGAN. We are located in the historic city of Idlewild, in the tranquil splendor of the ManisteeForest. For reservations call 231.745.9695 or 734.752.3208 Single Room $55 Suite $85 * Open May thru November.

Afi's Heart Lodging Idlewild (313) 938-6018

Holiday House Idlewild (231) 745-3431 or (231) 750-2479

Idlewild Resort Motel Idlewild (313) 862-3150

Jane Grant: Idlewild (313) 372-4279

KYLES' ACRES: Idlewild [231] 745-3991 

Williams Court Idlewild (231) 745-7546

AREA ACCOMMODATIONS for Idlewild and Lake County:

Afi's Heart Lodging Idlewild (313) 938-6018

Alpine Motel (231) 745-2875 

Aunt Kate's Place (231) 745-8846

Baldwin Creek (231) 745-4401

Big Star Lake Trailer & RV Resort (231) 898-2458

Blueberry Patch Motel (231) 898-6036 

Bucks Court Resort (231) 773-4965

Burger's Hideaway (231) 898-3589 

Cloud 9 Cabins (231) 745-3070

Day Star Motel (231) 745-2111

Dream Catcher Motel (231) 745-4779

GFK Enterprises, Inc. (231) 745-7745

Grant's Resort (231) 266-5679

Holiday House Idlewild (231) 745-3431 or (231) 750-2479

Idlewild Resort Motel Idlewild (313) 862-3150

Ivan's Marquette Camp (231) 745-4512
Jane Grant: Idlewild (313) 372-4279

Knotty Pine Inn (231) 745-9757

Kyles' Acres: Idlewild [231] 745-3991 

jomeeks@carrwblue.net www.iaacc.com

Northern Escape Lodge (231) 898-6745 crandall@carrinter.net

Paris Motel (231) 796-8585

Pere Marquette River Lodge (231) 745-3972

Pickerel Lakeside Campground & Cottages (800) 464-1468 or (231) 745-7268

Reed City Motel (231) 832-5373

Super 8 Motel Big Rapids (231) 796-1588

Super 8 Motel Evart (231) 734-0470

Terry Motel (231) 745-3137

The Cabin at Buckwheat Lake (231) 510-7262 

Williams Court Idlewild (231) 745-7546 

Wolf Lake Motel & Resort, LLC (231) 745-4101 

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

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