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Writing Excuses Scholarship Recipients!

I don’t like to call them winners, because a) you’re ALL winners, and b) they didn’t “win” this, they “earned” this. But (drum roll please) I am delighted to announce that the 2020 Scholarship Recipients have been chosen:

2020 Out of Excuses Scholarships
Isadora Helena Prospero
Salinee Goldenberg

2020 Carl Brandon Scholarships:
Kritika HubkaRao
Lorena Torres Loaiza

Huge congratulations to them! For everyone else: thank you so much for applying! This was a very difficult group to narrow down, because all of the applications were so good. We wish we could bring every one of you on the retreat with us. Keep writing, and keep dreaming big.

Now for the big question: will there actually be a cruise this year? The short answer is that we are proceeding on the assumption that there will be, and we are working hard to make it the best cruise we’ve ever done. BUT: we are also making a Plan B and a Plan C and a thousand other contingency plans, to make sure that we’re covered for whatever happens. We will continue to keep you updated as to the exact form that this retreat will take, but we promise that it will be something.

If you’re thinking about registering for the Writing Excuses Retreat, this is a wonderful time to do it.