Marc Acito’s 2009 Cruise for Writers

Marc Acito 

I have three or four items from my mailbox that I would like to share with you on this “Mailbox Monday.”  The first is news from Marc Acito.  He is the author of two hilarious novels: How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater and The Attack of the Theater People.

Here are excerpts from his email, interspersed with my comments:

I was on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED again yesterday recommending vacation reads. Click here to listen. Please email the story from the NPR website to your friends.

You can either read the article or listen to Acito talking.  Me, I like to take the 3 1/2 minutes and listen to his speaking voice.  One of the “European Grand Tour” books that Acito mentions is Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, by Anita Loos.  I love this funny 1920s novel, too!

Speaking of vacations, I’ll be hosting a transatlantic cruise in 2009 for writers. We’ll leave from Florida and sail to England. Included are classes, workshops and lots of writing time to make progress on your book, screenplay or article. Learn more by clicking here.

If you click on that link, you learn that the cruise is called “Writing the Waves: Trans-Atlantic Writing Workshop Cruise.”  It will be hosted by Marc Acito and screenwriter Cynthia Whitcomb.  Together they wrote “Holidazed,” which they call “a twisted Christmas comedy that will have its world premiere at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon on November 18, 2008.”  You may remember that I mentioned hearing about this new play when the National New Play Network had its annual conference here in Indy last spring.

Anyway, from April 17-May 2, 2009, the cruise will include some sightseeing days, but also seven days of “Writing at Sea.”  On those days, in the mornings there will be writing workshops.  In the afternoons, the participants will write by themselves.  In the evenings, there will be “salons.”

Does that sound blissful or what!

And I’m still doing something new every day and blogging about it. So far, I’ve been at it for 237 days. Just 128 more to go. Click here to read the latest blog entry.

As always, thanks so much for your support.



PS Check out this wonderful promo video for ATTACK OF THE THEATER PEOPLE and pass it around:

Thank YOU, Marc, for sending me your news!  ‘Wish I could go on the writing cruise with you.

Hope Baugh –

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