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Friday, August 29, 2014


I'm not even going to attempt to describe what it's like to spend three (or more!) days at a Highlights Foundation UNWorkshop. 

Your very own room to create.

Instead, I'll show it in pictures.

 Day One. Arrival. Showing off my cabin. There's a sign in the window with my name on it. And it says Welcome BACK, Augusta. When you're a repeater, you get that Welcome Back thing. 

I thought it was appropriate that this hung in my cabin. I won't show you the top of the calendar. Just know it was a blond who resembles me in no way. But the date is approximately the time I was going to be writing about during my days UNWorkshopping.

The last time I was here, it was November and a light snow fell. This time the flowers were breathtaking.

I love the lavender!
And the sky!

Jo suggested Teddie, Janet and I sit on the porch, or inside the Lodge, if we wanted to talk about what we'd written.
We did.


Here are my writing buds, Janet McLaughlin and Teddie Aggeles. They loved it as much as I did.

One of my favorite places is the rock garden. Serenity.

Also fun to see what others have to say.

 We walked this long and winding road. Mostly at the end of one of the fabulous meals prepared by Chef Joseph.

Friends have written about their own experiences.

Stacey was also UNWorkshopping with us. She pretty much tells it all HERE.

My friend Joyce has also been to a Highlights UnWorkshop and blogged about it HERE.  She calls it Writer Heaven. I have to agree.


Caroline Starr Rose said...

Jealous! Also, you've been emailing me through all this and didn't tell me? Is that even allowed?? :)

Augusta Scattergood said...

Actually, Caroline, I got back, worked solidly for 2 full days, and sent the manuscript to my agent for her thoughts. THEN I emailed you about a zillion times.

Rosi said...

This is lovely. I have never unworkshopped, but I have been to a couple retreats and a half dozen workshops. It's a magical place. Glad you had such a great time.

Maron said...

I did the PB&J workshop in June and also had the welcome back sign as a greeting on my cabin window. Have to agree that Boyds Mills is truly a writer's (or Illustrator's) haven! Glad you enjoyed it!

Stacey Shubitz said...

I'm so glad I met you, Teddie, and Janet. What a great group you are!

I'm heading back to Highlights next month. I cannot wait for the workshop I'm attending! It's all about (wait for it) picture books. No surprise there!

Augusta Scattergood said...

Lucky you, Stacey. Wish I were going back tomorrow! Love hearing others' experiences. My friends and I decided there was something in the air that just makes you write better.