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West Coast Narrator Retreat 2022

West Coast Narrator Retreat 2022


Welcome to the West Coast Narrator Retreat 2022


January 30 - February 3, 2022
Lansby Inn
1576 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA

IMPORTANT FINE PRINT:  ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE VACCINATED and are required to provide proof of vaccination as well as submit a signed waiver before arriving on-site to the event.

Event registration DOES NOT include accommodations and/or meals. If you wish to book accommodations at the Landsby Inn, you need to contact them directly at: (805) 688-3121 and mention the WEST COAST NARRATOR RETREAT 2022 to receive our group rate.  

Due to the high costs involved in planning this retreat, WE ARE NOT OFFERING REFUNDS unless the event itself is cancelled.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


A relaxing mix of California Wine Country, audiobook narrators, and respected industry coaches offering valuable insight to help you grow in the craft and excel. At long last, we are bringing the camaraderie of our New England Retreat to the West Coast. Join us!

The retreat features small group sessions dedicated to offering tools to help the narrator up their game and learn with and from each other; top-flight instruction; and a chance to engage in friendships that will last a lifetime. We are bringing the New England vibe West -which means firepits, Listeners’ Lounge Performances, cocktails, great food and chance to unwind and relax with your friends – and you can bring your partner!

Each day kicks off after breakfast with a panel and then breaks into smaller group sessions. If you don’t get into the session and/or get a directed reading with the coach you want, don't despair, you'll have another opportunity the next day! This free flow system offers unique opportunities that opens you up to a new and wonderful understanding of our craft.

Our current list of coaches include:


Retreat Agenda (subject to change)

Sunday, January 30

Various:     Arrive & Check in!
06:00PM:  Dinner at Landsby Inn 
07:30PM:  Cocktails & Firepit
08:00PM:  Listener's Lounge 
Monday, January 31

08:30AM:  Breakfast
10:30AM:  Welcome Panel
11:15AM:   Breakout Sessions
                     DEMO COPY - What Makes it Sing?
                     NON-FICTION - Traps & Escapes
                     SELF DIRECTION DIRECTIONS
                     POV- Who’s Talking to Whom?

12:30PM:  Lunch
02:15PM:  Directed Readings
06:00PM: Dinner (on your own)
07:30PM:  Cocktails, Firepit & Listeners'  Lounge
Tuesday, February 1

08:30AM:  Breakfast
10:30AM:  Panel (info TBA)
11:00AM:  Wine Tour / Tasting Event
This event depends on wine tour agendas & may be an on-site wine tasting. We might also just offer the tour to spouses/partners and we can stay and workshop… We have Super Dooper Field agents on the ground looking into this - Jim Seybert & Claudia Dunn! If we have the tasting on-site we will do some break-out sessions before the wine tasting — but not after!

01:00PM:  Lunch (info TBA) at the vineyard or in town
03:00PM:  TBA: wine country or back at hotel
06:00PM: Dinner (on your own)
07:30PM:  Cocktails, Firepit & Listeners'  Lounge
Wednesday, February 2

08:30AM:  Breakfast
10:30AM:  Welcome Panel
11:15AM:   Breakout Sessions
                     CONTACTING PUBS - Dos & Donts
                     PLAYING IT REAL - Character Choices
                     GENRE BREAKDOWN:
                          SciFI, Romance, Non-Fiction, Thrillers —
                          Meeting/Dealing with Expectations

12:30PM:  Lunch
02:15PM:  Directed Readings
06:00PM: Dinner @ Landsby Inn
07:30PM:  Cocktails, Firepit & Listeners'  Lounge
Thursday, February 3
08:30AM:  Breakfast
10:30AM:  Panel Wrap up
11:00AM:   Goodbye... unless you've made arrangements to stay... all others – adieu!


*Special Notice to PayPal Credit users: we've encountered issues in the past with students wanting to use the PayPal Credit option during checkout who had trouble utilizing the service.  After extensive research, we've been advised that any user who has an existing credit account should be able to use this option during checkout.  Any issues and/or restrictions is entirely based on user's account and does not reflect BBBA's participation in the credit program.  Thanks for your understanding.

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