The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes to its Fall Academy award-winning maritime author, lecturer, and TV commentator Robert Macomber for a Writer’s Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 7.
Macomber’s success as a researcher and writer are well known. His “Honor” series of novels cover the career of a fictional American naval officer, Peter Wake, beginning in 1863 during the Civil War. From 1882 to the end of his career in 1908, Wake serves in America’s first espionage agency — the Office of Naval Intelligence. Macomber’s “Honor” novels illuminate the U.S. Navy’s critical role in the expansion of America from a continental country into a global power. Macomber’s 11th novel in the series, “Honors Rendered,” was published in September.
“This is the first time in Fort Myers that Robert is presenting the popular writing workshop he’s given throughout the world,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Volunteer Services and The Academy at Shell Point. “We are thrilled such an experienced author is sharing his expertise not only with our residents, but also with the local community of writers.”
The four-session workshop includes Planning Your Project; Getting Organized; The Art of Writing; and Connecting to Your Readers. The workshop is scheduled from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Social Center on the Island at Shell Point. The one-hour lunch break will be on your own; and Shell Point’s Crystal Dining Room and Island Café are open to the public.
The workshop is $35. Reservations are required, and space is limited. To register, please call (239) 489-8472.
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging, an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults.
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course that is open to the public, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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