Nina Foxx, Clever Vixen Media, LLC was a special guest on BAN Radio Show discussing the 2020 Writing Sisters Summit–In The Sands.
Listen to the show here: http://tobtr.com/s/11678996
The Writing Sisters Summit was born in 2019 with the intent of bringing together writers, male and female, who want to hone their craft with and learn from other writers.
In 2020, The Retreat will take to the Sands of Taos, NM, featuring workshops by Seattle based NAACP Image award nominated writer, playwright and filmmaker, Nina Foxx, along with several of the writer-friends that she met through the course of her twenty years as a published author.
Nina created the summit with the intent of spurring creativity and creating community among writers that want to deepen and expand their craft and learn how to prepare their work for publishing.
Foxx says “When we used to get book tours, I’d cross paths with other writers on the way to the independent bookstores and we had a community to help encourage us and learn. They felt like a family of close coworkers in an otherwise solitary occupation and we helped each other be more creative. The death of the indie bookstore has basically killed those bookstores and that connection, too. I want to re-create that.”
This year’s summit adds a wellness component reflecting Nina’s belief that strengthening the mind-body connection will help one focus on craft while understanding the underlying motivations for what is put on the page.
About the Location
Blue Sky Retreat and Bed & Breakfast at the historic San Geronimo Lodge is located in the enchanted beauty of Taos, New Mexico. The property has 18 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a hot tub, a labyrinth and a meditation path on 3 beautiful acres just two miles from Taos Town Square. It is located 30 min away from Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire Resort.
The San Geronimo Lodge was built in 1925 in the style of a Grand Lodge, with vast common rooms high ceiling with traditional vistas, rambling verandas and winding portals-all situated on the 3.5 acres of natural serenity. Fruit tree abound the banks of the Acequia Madre which rambles through the grounds and many miles of the Carson National Forest are just a short walk away.
Built in native adobe, the San Geronimo Lodge truly offers the best of both worlds- historic ambiance and charm with all the comfort and convenience of modern day accommodations.
Every morning, the amazing chef-owner, Marina, prepares a full gourmet country breakfast for the guests with tender love and care. Homemade cookies, biscuits, or breads are served, warm from the oven, with the days special hot entrée, selected juices and freshly brewed coffee and tea.
Seattle resident Nina Foxx is the author of over 17 works in multiple genres. She has won multiple African-American Literature Awards, is an NAACP Image Award nominee and was short-listed for a Doctorow Award in Innovative Fiction.
As a filmmaker, she has produced works that have been selections at numerous film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, HBO’s Run & Shoot Film Festival and The Urban MediaMakers Film Festival.
Nina has produced several plays based on her books, with the help of grants from the City of Seattle. She and her husband Barry own Clever Vixen Media. Together they produce literary events.
An Engineering psychologist by trade, she works at a major media company in User Experience and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences. She volunteers her time on the local and national level promoting STEAM careers for under-served youth, often focusing on the value of storytelling in technology occupations.
Sign up for the Writing Sisters Summit: https://www.clevervixenmedia.com