- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - Eastern New Mexico University has announced it will host a two-week writers retreat this summer in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Portales News-Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/1lvzM7) that the European retreat will take place from Jun. 28 through July 10.

ENMU English professor Stefan Kiesbye says the school wanted to give students the chance to go abroad and meet internationally renowned authors.

Officials say there will be 12 guest writers at the retreat including Lidia Jorge, whose 2002 book, “The Wind Whistling in the Cranes,” received the grand prize of the Portuguese Writers Association.

Kiesbye says the retreat will include workshops and peer reviews to help writers.

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