Nimrod Hall in rural Bath, Co., Virginia hosts three weeks for writers each summer. The accommodations are comfortable, not fancy, with private rooms and shared baths. Nimrod Hall, a sprawling home and hunting lodge dating back to the 18th c., perches a cliff above the Cowpasture River. Three meals a day are served family style in the lodge dining room. Writers convene for meals and exchange conversation about books, craft, and the writing life. The days unfold with breakfast, followed by writing/quiet time, then a lunchbreak, late afternoon conferences with the writer-in-residence, and a writing workshop Monday - Thursday in a convivial and encouraging atmosphere. Happy hour begins accordingly and may extend through dinner. In the evenings participants read from their works in progress or published works. There is ample time to roam the fields, draft new work or revise, float the river, and recharge.
Charlotte Morgan went to Nimrod Hall in the late 1980's with artist husband John Morgan. Right away she wanted "Nimrod time" for writers, too. She started coordinating the weeks for writers more than 20 years ago; many writers return from as close as Millboro Springs and as far away as San Francisco, Dallas, and London. We all call our time at Nimrod Hall "The Magic." The river beckons, the dining hall rings us in with ample coffee in the AM, and the rocking chairs await us beneath the hummingbirds. Some come to Nimrod Hall as writers, and some become writers at Nimrod. We welcome fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and poets. Both Cathy and Charlotte write in several genres and have taught them all. Sheri Reynolds is a noted novelist and story writer and teaches in the MFA program at ODU in Norfolk, VA. For more details, see below.
For Summer 2014 registration, use the main Nimrod arts webpage: http://www.lauraloe.com/lauraloe.com/nimrod/nimrodhallart.com/Artist_Writer_Weeklong_Workshop_Application.html
Contact Cathryn if you haveproblems registration or questions about her week. Sessions run Sunday after lunch arrival-Friday after lunch departure. 2014 rates: $775 total (double check this on the site): $300 deposit to hold your place and the balance due upon arrival (plus a suggested 15%grutuity for kitchen and cleaning staff). Credit cards ok for arrival balance.