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Your Chance to be part of an unforgettable “Dry Creek Weekend.”

 

Curt Leaning Against Fireplace at Old House
Curt at The Old House. Dry Creek, Louisiana

A word from Curt

Many of you took part in our Kickstarter campaign in May. By pre-ordering copies of As the Crow Flies, you received discounted copies and helped fund the book. I’ll be forever grateful for the sixty people who backed us for $4800.00. (Our goal was $4000).

One of our reward packages was a special weekend in my hometown of Dry Creek. We have four (4) slots left on this weekend scheduled for February 23-24, 2018.  Each slot costs $200 and we’re taking the first four person(s) who sign up.  Email us at curt@creekbank.net to sign up. We will contact the first four contacts who win. They will send a $100 non-refundable check to confirm their slot.

 

This Friday-Saturday (November 17-18) event includes:

Private accommodations at Dry Creek Baptist Camp in family cabins.

3 great Dry Creek meals.

Registration begins at 5:00 with dinner at 6:30 pm.

On Friday evening, we’ll make a Dry Creek tour of favorite places from Curt’s thirteen books:  The Old House,  The Friendship Lane, The Evergreen Cedar Tree, Sugar’s Grave, Dry Creek’s White House, Bro. Hodges’ Best Sermon, A Father’s Love, The Prayer Garden, and much more.

We’ll end the evening with one of Dry Creek’s famous campfires.

After a scrumptious Saturday Dry Creek breakfast, we’ll load up in a van and go to Ten Mile and Westport.  This is the setting of the Westport Fight that is the central story of  As the Crow Flies.  You’ll meet my hero and friend, Greg Johnson, the model for Unk Dyal in all three of The Westport Trilogy* series.

We’ll visit the Westport Fight site/sign, Occupy 1 cemetery and the grave of Rev. Joseph Willis. We’ll drive to the Calcasieu River where the No Man’s Land began for pioneers traveling west.

We’ll cross the Confederate Military Road that connected Alexandria and Niblett’s Bluff, the northernmost port on the Sabine River.

Our final stop will be the Queen of the Frontier, Sugartown. It was the once largest village between Alexandria and Lake Charles. It’s nothing but a dusty crossroads now, but history still abounds in this place. The second half of As the Crow Flies takes place in Sugartown,  the hometown of my ancestors.

We’ll return to Dry Creek for a late lunch, say our goodbyes, and send you home happy, full, and satisfied.

I’m excited just thinking about the weekend. Rain or shine, it’ll be fun and informative.

 

*Each attendee will receive the entire Westport Series:  The Wayfaring Stranger, A Good Place, and As the Crow Flies. 

Deb Tyler’s Pineywoods Map

This was from the Kickstarter Campaign:

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It’s here. It’s easy to purchase, and you’re going to love the story. Order your copy of ‘As the Crow Flies’ today.

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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