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WEST COAST NARRATOR RETREAT JAN. 30-FEB. 3 2022

$999.00

WEST COAST NARRATOR RETREAT 2O22
Jan. 30-Feb 3, 2022  REGISTER AT: https://bit.ly/3bYayeo

$999.00
LANSBY HOTEL 1576 MISSION DR. SOLVANG, CA

thelandsby.com 

A relaxing mix of California Wine Country, Audiobook Narrators, and exceptional coaches sharing to help you grow in the craft and excel. We are bringing the camaraderie of our New England Retreat to the West Coast. Join us!

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THE WEST COAST NARRATOR RETREAT!

THIS SAYS “SOLD OUT” – IT ONLY MEANS THAT YOU MUST REGISTER AT: https://bit.ly/3bYayeo

 

We will be at the Landsby Inn in Solvang!

ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE VACCINATED! (And sign a waiver attesting to that fact. I’ll email it to you- you sign & send it back)
Here’s the plan: We feature small group sessions dedicated to helping the Narrator up their game and learn with and from each other, top-flight coaches, and a chance to engage in friendships that will last a life-time. We are bringing the New England vibe west -which means firepits, Listeners’ Lounge Performances, cocktails, great food and chance to unwind and relax with your friends – and you can bring your partner!
We will meet each morning after breakfast for a panel and then break into smaller group sessions. If you don’t get into the session or get a directed reading with the coach you want, you can try for the next day! There is no way to know who is going to say the magic words that opens you up to a new and wonderful understanding of our craft.

The Coaches: (and this list may change): JOHNNY HELLER, SCOTT BRICK, HILLARY HUBER, RAY PORTER, JO ANNA PERRIN, VIKAS ADAMS, SEAN PRATT (MAYBE MORE TO COME -STAY TUNED!)

We along hope to have one or two publishers but we are working on that.

The agenda – subject to change:
SUNDAY, JAN. 30
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6PM: LANDSBY INN DINNER

7:30PM-? COCKTAILS/FIRE PIT

7:30PM LISTENERS LOUNGE?

MONDAY, JAN 31, 2022

8:30AM BREAFAST

10:30-11AM WELCOME PANEL

11:15-12:15PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  1. DEMO COPY – what makes it sing?
  2. NON-FICTION -Traps & Escapes
  3. SELF DIRECTION DIRECTIONS
  4. POV- Who’s talking to whom?

12:30-1:45PM LANDSBY INN LUNCH

2:15-4:30PM – DIRECTED READINGS

6PM? SOLVANG DINNER – ON YOUR OWN!

7:30PM FIREPIT/LISTENERS’ LOUNGE/COCKTAILS

TUESDAY FEB 1

8:30AM BREAKFAST

10:30AM-PANEL/INFO

11AM WINE TOUR/TASTING EVENT ??  THIS WILL BE AN EXTRA CHARGE!

(This event depends on wine tour agendas & may be an on-site wine tasting. We might also just offer the tour to spouses/partners and we can stay and workshop… We have Super Dooper Field agents on the ground looking into this -Jim Seybert & Claudia Dunn! If we have the tasting on-site we will do some break-out sessions before the wine tasting — but not after!)

LUNCH – this will be on-site or in town OR at the vineyard – we just don’t know yet

AFTERNOON- Still in wine country or back at Solvang taking a nap

6PM – SOLVANG DINNER – ON YOUR OWN

7:30PM FIREPIT/LISTENERS’ LOUNGE/COCKTAILS

WEDNESDAY FEB 2

8:30AM-BREAKFAST

10:15AM-11:30AM

  1. CONTACTING PUBS – Do’s & Dont’s
  2. Playing It Real- Character Choices
  3. Genre Breakdown – SciFI, Romance, Non-Fiction, Thrillers — Meeting/Dealing with Expectations
  4. Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

12:00-1:45PM LANSBY LUNCH/or lunch in town on your own…

2PM-4:15PM -DIRECTED READINGS

6PM- LANSBY INN DINNER 

7:30PM FIREPIT/LISTENERS’ LOUNGE/COCKTAILS

THURSDAY FEB 3

8:30AM BREAKFAST

10:30AM  -PANEL WRAP UP

If you have made arrangements to stay on, you get to stay! All others – adieu!

NOTES: Directed Readings/Listeners’ Lounge – please bring a few pieces (pages) from genres you want to work on. We cannot guarantee that you will work with a specific coach but all the coaches are there for you. I promise that you never know when you will hear just what you need just when you need it!  For the Listeners’ Lounge – these are more performance pieces (no longer than 5 minutes if you can!) so enjoy yourself while reading to us!
No one is required to perform and you are free to get a drink and head to the fire pit or wander to and fro!

SOLVANG MEALS: It’s restaurant week in Solvang. So grab a few fellow narrators and head out for dinner!  Look at local restaurants on line and make reservations if you can. (40 narrators just showing up might be tricky). We thought you would enjoy going out to eat and then returning for an evening together. Breakfast and most lunches will be onsite as will be Sunday and Wednesday dinner.

 

WORKSHOP FEE: $999 PLEASE REGISTER AT: https://bit.ly/3bYayeo

 

ROOM & BOARD You will book your room(s) by calling Solvang at 805-688-3121. Tell them you are booking for the WEST COAST NARRATOR RETREAT 2022. It’s Restaurant Week in Solvang- Dinners are $20.22! (go online and see what you want and make reservations!)
The rooms range from $149 per Night to $659! I am holding rooms for the coaches. The rest are 1st come/first serve and if we need, we can get a block of rooms at a hotel a short walk away.

Here’s a simple sample breakdown:
COZY LIL QUEEN – a small room (slanted ceiling) with a balcony – book this if you are not a big person! $149 (1 room)

COZY LIL KING –  Similar to the one above – $159 (1 room)

DELUXE KINGS $169

There are many other rooms from around $200 to $300 – just ask when you book.

 

IF YOU WANT TO SHARE A ROOM – One of you needs to book the room and then we can add on the roomie’s name and you can split the fee at checkout.

DELUXE ROOM 2 BEDS –  $184 (5 Rooms)

DELUXE COURTYARD 2 BEDS $204 (5 Rooms)
JUNIOR SUITE BED + FUTON $309 (4 Rooms)

VILLAGE SUITE Perfect for 4! -Giant ass room $659 ($164.75 @) – DM ME IF YOU WANT THIS ROOM! 

When you book, just ask what rooms are available and pick one. I really don’t know all the differences but I guess the more expensive ones are a wee bit nicer than the less expensive ones! (clever eh?)

There is a  $15 p/day parking fee but we are trying to get that reduced – so I will update this site when I know.

I am awaiting word on the food costs for each of us and I will add it to this site as soon as I know!

 

FINE PRINT:

You are paying for the workshop only here. You will pay a separate fee to the Landsby for Room and Board – they will ask for your Credit Card information when you call to book. Please mention that you are booking for the WEST COAST NARRATOR RETREAT 2022. If you want to stay extra days, please notify them when you book – I don’t know if you can stay in the same room as they have weekend bookings after our stay. RESERVE BY CALLING 1-805-688-3121

REFUNDS:  You can cancel your room up to 72 hours before the start of the stay – they may charge you a one-day fee.

Due to the costs and that the event is only 2 months away,  we cannot refund the workshop fee unless the whole thing gets canceled for some reason.

*If we sell the Landsby rooms out, there are many hotels nearby – at some great rates! I will see about getting a block of rooms nearby if we need.

 

 

 

 

 

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