NEW ENGLAND NARRATOR RETREAT – OFF SITE HOTEL OCT 16-19, 2023

$825.00

NEW ENGLAND NARRATOR RETREAT 2023  REGISTRATION FOR THOSE STAYING OFF-SITE AT THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS – BOSTON/MILFORD
Oct. 16-19, 2023
$825
IMPORTANT: CLICK THE LINK. SELECT “CHECK IN” “CHECK OUT” DATES – 10/16/23 – 10/18/23 AND IT BRINGS YOU TO THE PAGE WITH OUR SPECIAL PRICES. 
HERE IS THE LINK:
https://rb.gy/kofbf
Workshop Venue: Warren Conference Center 529 Chestnut St. Ashland, MA
Great Food, Great Facilities and Great Camaraderie while learning important things! 10 COACHES. 4 PUBLISHERS.
Plenty of time to chat with coaches and colleagues in a bucolic setting.

Featuring: Sean Allen Pratt, Johnny Heller, Jo Anna Perrin, Joel Leslie Froomkin, Paul Alan Ruben, Carol Monda, Paula Parker, Ana Clements, Tom Dheere, Don Baarns, Steve Wagner – MacMillan, Rinn Kraus & Rufina DeAngelis – OrangeSky/Spotify, Erick Black – Dreamscape

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IF YOU WANT A SINGLE ROOM (or a double!)- THIS IS WHERE TO SIGN UP! WE ARE OUT OF SINGLES AT THE VENUE!

9.10.23: ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT! IF YOU GET A “SOLD OUT” ISSUE, DM ME & WE WILL SEE IF WE CAN SQUEEZE YOU IN!

USE THIS REGISTRATION FORM TO STAY AT THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS! 
REGISTER HERE IF THE WARREN CENTER IS FULL OR YOU’D RATHER STAY OFF-SITE. THE HOTEL IS WONDERFUL, THE ROOMS ARE GREAT AND IT’S LESS LOOT THAN THE WARREN CENTER. THE HOTEL HAS A POOL, WHIRLPOOL, GYM AND GO-KARTS & BOWLING ARE DOWN THE STREET – (IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR KIDS, THIS MAY BE THE ANSWER!)

THERE IS A SHUTTLE VAN THAT CAN TAKE YOU TO AND FRO (Schedule and details to follow.) IF YOU STAY HERE, YOU DO NOT MISS OUT ON ANYTHING HAPPENING AT THE VENUE – you just sleep in a different hotel!

The Retreat is at the Warren Conference Center in Ashland, MA – near Boston. It’s about 10-15 minutes from this hotel!

The New England Narrator Retreat is a chance to take your craft and your career to new heights in a relaxed atmosphere of camaraderie and community. You’ll meet friends new and old and have a chance to get to know your colleagues, coaches and publishers –all while taking some deep dives into the audiobook world.

COACHES:

JOHNNY HELLER, JO ANNA PERRIN, SEAN ALLEN PRATT, PAUL ALAN RUBEN, PAULA PARKER, CAROL MONDA, JOEL LESLIE FROOMKIN, DON BAARNS, TOM DHEERE, ANA CLEMENTS

PUBLISHERS: DREAMSCAPE – ERICK BLACK, ORANGESKY – RINN KRAUSS & RUFINA DEANGELIS, MACMILLAN – STEVE WAGNER

AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE!)

MONDAY OCT 16TH

4PM – CHECK IN

6PM: DINNER
6PM – 12AM: COCKTAILS
7:45PM -8:45PM: LISTENERS LOUNGE #1

7:45PM – ?:  FIREPIT #1

8:45-?  KARAOKE #1

TUESDAY OCT 17TH

8-9:30AM: BREAKFAST

9:40-10:50AM: PUBLISHER PANEL #1 – INTROS/WELCOME/PUBLISHER Q&A #1 MC: JOHNNY

11-11:45AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  1. GENRE DEEP DIVE: MEMOIR V HOW TO V BUSINESS ( BREAKING DOWN NONFICTION GENRES Sean & Jo Anna
  2. ACTING DEEP DIVE: SELF-DIRECTION – WHAT THE ACTOR NEEDS TO KNOW  – Paul & Paula
  3. FOMO/IMPOSTOR SYNDROME/ANXIETY – HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR FEELINGS AND CARRY ON – Ana & Johnny
  4. GENRE DEEP DIVE: ROMANCE/EROTICA/LGBTQ & MORE  – Joel & Carol
  5. BUSINESS TIPS YOU NEED: HOW TO BUILD & USE A BUSINESS TEMPLATE NO MATTER HOW FAR ALONG YOU ARE IN YOUR AUDIOBOOK CAREER  Tom & Don

12-1:15PM: LUNCH

1:30-3:30pm DIRECTED READINGS

  1.  PAULA- Arts
  2. JOHNNY – Lobby
  3. SEAN & JO ANNA – Reservoir A
  4. JOEL & CAROL – Reservoir B
  5. PAUL – Pines
  6. 2:45-4:30 – SOCIAL MEDIA FOR AUDIOBOOK SUCCESS  – TOM & DON – TENT (if you want to attend this session, let your coach know so you can read early!)

4/4:30pm-5/5:30pm: Optional session offerings from our colleagues (TBD)
*4:30pm: TOM DHEERE: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM – AI AND YOU

*4:30pm: ANA CLEMENTS: PAUSING & PACING IN YOUR NARRATION & YOUR BUSINESS

*4:30PM: ANDY GARCIA: MARKETING WITH TIKTOK

6PM: DINNER

7:00PM-12AM- COCKTAILS/BAR

7:30PM-8:30PM: LISTENERS LOUNGE #2

7:30PM-?: FIREPIT #2

8:30PM-? KARAOKE

WEDNESDAY OCT 18

8-9:30AM: BREAKFAST

9:40-10:50AM PUBLISHER PANEL #2 –  PUBLISHER Q&A DEUX MC: JOHNNY

11-11:45AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  1.  DEEP DIVE: MYSTERY,THRILLER, TRUE CRIME (and a word on comedy) – Johnny
  2. CREATING YOUR BRAND  Sean & Ana
  3. PLAYING/FINDING SUBTEXT – CHOICES & DIRECTION – Paul & Joel
  4. THE FEMALE NARRATOR – GENRES, OPPORTUNITIES, ISSUES  – Carol, Jo Anna, Paula
  5. HOW TO BEST USE LINKEDIN & OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES – Tom & Don 

12-1:15PM: LUNCH

1:30-3:30 DIRECTED READINGS

  1. PAULA- Arts
  2. JO ANNA & CAROL – Reservoir A
  3. JOEL – Reservoir B
  4. JOHNNY & SEAN – Pines
  5. PAUL- Lobby
  6. 2:45-4:30PM: BUSINESS/TECH Q & A – TOM & DON – TENT

4/4:30-5/5:30PM: Optional sessions offerings from our colleagues (TBD)

*4:30PM:  TOM DHEERE: VO GENRES – SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST AUDIOBOOKS!

*4:30pm: ANA CLEMENTS: DO YOUR VALUES & CAREER  ALIGN?
*4:30PM: JOHNNY HELLER & PHIL THRON: COMEDY IN AUDIOBOOKS -A CHAT

6PM: DINNER

7PM-12AM: COCKTAILS

7:30-8:30PM LISTENERS LOUNGE #3

7:30-? FIREPIT #3

8:30-? KARAOKE #3

THURSDAY OCT 19TH

8AM-10:30AM BREAKFAST/GOODBYES/LOTS OF PICTURES TO MAKE UP FOR FORGETTING TO TAKE ANY EARLIER

COACHES:

JOHNNY HELLER, JO ANNA PERRIN, SEAN ALLEN PRATT, PAUL ALAN RUBEN, PAULA PARKER, CAROL MONDA, JOEL LESLIE FROOMKIN, DON BAARNS, TOM DHEERE, ANA CLEMENTS

PUBLISHERS: DREAMSCAPE – ERICK BLACK, ORANGESKY – RINN KRAUSS & RUFINA DEANGELIS, MACMILLAN – STEVE WAGNER

IMPORTANT NOTES THAT YOU WILL LIKELY IGNORE & THEN ASK ABOUT LATER:

  1. BREAKOUTS – I will assign rooms/spaces for every breakout and session. Going outdoors is an option if it’s nice out.
  2. DIRECTED READS – Erick, Rinn, Rufina and Steve will wander from session to session as they like. They are free to comment but you need feel NO pressure!
  3. LISTENERS LOUNGE – You will be assigned your day and time by lottery for this. NO PIECE LONGER THAN 3 MINUTES! NO GUARANTEES THAT EVERYONE WILL/CAN READ!
  4. YOU WILL RECEIVE A NOTE FROM ME WHEN YOU REGISTER WITH A LINK TO A GOOGLE DOCUMENT THAT WILL COVER FOOD PREFERENCES/NEEDS, LISTENERS LOUNGE, DIRECTED READINGS COACH SELECTIONS.
  5. THE WORKSHOP PRICE IS FOR THE WORKSHOP ONLY. YOU WILL BE BILLED BY THE WARREN CENTER AS WELL.

 

PAYMENTS – PLEASE READ THIS

The payment you send me is for the Workshop.

COSTS: WORKSHOP: $825 (THIS DOES NOT COVER ROOM & BOARD!)
WARREN CENTER FOOD/FACILITIES ARE $610 plus taxes.
HOLIDAY INN ROOM FEES (with our room block – use the link to get the rate!)  $144.10 p/night
IMPORTANT: CLICK THE LINK. SELECT “CHECK IN” “CHECK OUT” DATES – 10/16/23 – 10/19/23 AND IT BRINGS YOU TO THE PAGE WITH OUR SPECIAL PRICES. 
HERE IS THE LINK:
https://rb.gy/kofbf

 

Refunds: You can cancel your Holiday Inn room up to 3 days before the event. We cannot refund you your workshop cost if you cancel after July 1, as we will be charged for you. Workshop refunds prior to July 1 will be 1/2 the workshop fee.

If covid rears its ugly head and causes cancellations, that’s considered an “Act of God” and not a nice one at that. As to covid, we expect all attendees to be fully vaccinated. We will follow local and federal CDC guidelines on this issue.

 

 

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