SPRUCETON INN: A CATSKILLS BED AND BAR

Upcoming Events

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Check out our calendar of events below. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have and/or to register! Email us at info@sprucetoninn.com or call 518-989-6404.

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Learn to Fly Fish with Judd Weisberg / May 3rd- 5th

Join our weekend-long beginners fly fishing workshop and learn all the basics of casting, tying on flies, reading the river, and of course catching fish! Local legend Judd Weisberg will be leading the way, with more than twenty years of guiding these creeks under his belt. He’ll be assisted by our other favorite local guide, Todd Spire of Esopus Creel.

Email info@sprucetoninn.com or call 518-989-6404 to reserve your place. We’ll take a 50% deposit via credit card upon booking. Registration closes April 19th (if not sooner, once we’re full!).

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY:

4-11pm: Arrive at the Inn to check-in. Swing by our Front Desk/Bar in Room One for a drink and to meet your guide Judd Weisberg.

SATURDAY

8:00am-8:30am: Complimentary coffee + breakfast in Room One

8:30am-10:30am: Introductory talk on fly fishing in the Barn, knot tying and casting practice in the meadow and on the pond, gear and catered lunch is distributed.

10:30am- 5pm: Head out to meet at a pre-designated spot to fish!

5-11pm: Room One bar is open for business. We'll have a bonfire going and Judd will be there tying flies and ready to field any questions you might after a day on the river!

SUNDAY

8:30-12pm: Complimentary coffee + breakfast in Room One. Judd is hanging out, ready for any questions you might have before heading out to the water on your own.

12pm: Check-Out

7pm: Deadline for gear return at the Inn.

RATES:

Rates includes overnight accommodation at the Inn for Friday and Saturday nights, packed lunch for Saturday, and all workshop/lesson time, plus a carefully curated selection of flies designed for these creeks. Gear rental includes fishing reel, fishing rod, and waders.

  • 1 person in the room, no gear rentals: $500 + NY State Sales Tax

  • 1 person in the room with gear rentals: $550 + NY State Sales Tax

  • 2 people in the room, no gear rentals: $650 + NY State Sales Tax

  • 2 people in the room with gear rentals for one: $700+ NY State Sales Tax

  • 2 people in the room with gear rentals for both: $750+ NY State Sales Tax

Private guiding on Sunday with Judd can be arranged for an additional fee.

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POLISH, PITCH, & PUBLISH WITH MICHELLE LEGRO & RACHEL Carter / AUGUST 11TH-13TH

Rachel and Michelle will work with you to develop a piece of literary nonfiction for publication in a magazine or acceptance by a literary agent. As professional editors, they’ll provide feedback on your work, discussing craft elements such as structure, pacing, voice, tone, dialogue, and more. This three-day workshop includes a lecture on craft, a Q&A session, one-on-one crits, and lectures about the state of magazine and book publishing. Get inside tips on how to find an agent, how to talk to an editor, and how to write a query or pitch letter. Disscuss current trends in digital media, as well as what you can expect during the editorial process. Find out what publications want, how to work with an editor or agent, and how to pitch yourself as the best person for the job. ‘

7 participants maximum. Attendees will send in a 2000-4000 word piece of memoir or literary nonfiction a month before the workshop and will receive a crit and (short!) memo on this piece of writing upon arrival.

Email info@sprucetoninn.com or call 518-989-6404 to reserve your place. We’ll take a 50% deposit via credit card upon booking. Registration officially closes July 1st, if not sooner once it’s full!

Rachel Carter is the author of the So Close to You series with Harperteen. She holds an MFA in nonfiction creative writing from Columbia University. She has taught creative writing at Columbia University, Champlain College, and Southern New Hampshire University, and her nonfiction has appeared in The New Republic, The Faster Times, and Booktrib. She currently lives in Brooklyn where she teaches and works as a freelance editor.

Michelle Legro is an editor who has worked for publications such as Topic, Longreads, The New Republic, Columbia Journalism Review, and Lapham's Quarterly. Her own writing has appeared in The Believer, Tin House, and Guernica. She graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in nonfiction writing.

SCHEDULE:

SUNDAY

11-12pm check-in @ Room One

12-3pm workshop @ Barn: Craft lecture and discussion with Michelle and Rachel

3-5pm individual writing time / free time

5-8pm bar open and bonfire @ Room One

MONDAY

8:30-9:30 am coffee @ Room One

9:30am-10:30am workshop @ Barn (Q&A / career paths discussion)

10:30-12:30pm one-on-one meetings and individual writing time

12:30-1:30pm catered lunch @ Barn

1:30-3:30pm one-on-one meetings and individual writing time

3:30-5pm workshop @ Barn Lecture about book publishing and the state of the market (Rachel)

5-8pm bar open and bonfire @ Room One

TUESDAY

8:30-9:30am coffee @ Room One

9:30-11am workshop and discussion @ Barn Lecture about pitching editors and the magazine industry

12pm check out

RATE: $550

Rate includes overnight accommodation at the Inn for Sunday and Monday nights, complimentary morning coffee, Monday lunch, and all workshop/lesson time.

Interested in sharing a room with a friend or joining only for the daytime workshops? Just ask and hopefully we can arrange something!

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WRITE YOUR HEART OUT WITH STEPHEN FOREMAN / SEPTEMBER 22ND-24TH

Learn to write from the inside out, bringing the heart of your story alive. Fiction and non-fiction welcome, all levels welcome. Workshop includes presentations, discussions, one-on-one meetings, and plenty of writing time. Details (including schedule and rates) to come. Registration will open mid-April.

9 participants maximum. Attendees will send in a 2000-4000 word piece of memoir or literary nonfiction a month before the workshop and will receive feedback on this piece of writing upon arrival.

Email info@sprucetoninn.com or call 518-989-6404 to reserve your place. We’ll take a 50% deposit via credit card upon booking. Registration officially closes August 1st, if not sooner once it’s full!

Stephen Foreman is the author of the novels Watching Gideon, Toehold, and Journey as well as several screenplays. A rebel academic who went to Morgan then Yale, he skipped out to Hollywood for a wild ride in the 70s then moved to the Catskills where he’s been based for the past thirty-eight years.

SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

11-12pm check-in @ Room One

12-4pm workshop @ Barn

4-7pm bar open and bonfire @ Room One

MONDAY

8:30-9:30am coffee @ Room One

9:30am-11:30am workshop @ Barn

11:30-12:30 one-on-one meetings and individual writing time

12:30-1:30pm catered lunch @ Barn

2:30-4pm workshop @ Barn

4-7pm bar open and bonfire @ Room One

TUESDAY

8:30-9:30am coffee @ Room One

9:30-11am workshop @ Barn

RATE: $550

Rate includes overnight accommodation at the Inn for Sunday and Monday nights, complimentary morning coffee, Monday lunch, and all workshop/lesson time.

Interested in sharing a room with a friend or joining only for the daytime workshops? Just ask and hopefully we can arrange something!