ST. FRANCISVILLE — Author Genaro Ky Lý Smith will lead a Writers Retreat for fiction and nonfiction authors on Saturday and Sunday at Greenwood Plantation.

Smith will critique authors' works as well as make assignments for participants during the workshop. Beginning writers are welcome.

The workshop is limited to 10 participants; cost is $200. Rooms are available at Greenwood Plantation, 6838 Highland Road, St. Francisville. Call (225) 655-4475 or visit Mention the Writers Retreat when booking.

Smith’s books include “Lý Loc and His Seven Wives,” “The Land Baron's Sun” and “The Land South of the Clouds.” Writing in both poetry and prose, Smith received his master's degree from McNeese State University and presently teaches writing at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

Born in Vietnam, Smith has written books that reflect his African-American and Vietnamese cultural history. He won first place in the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Fellowship competition, along with many other awards.

The authors' workshop will begin with a wine-and-cheese reception and mixer at 6 p.m. Saturday where Smith will go over details of the workshop. Sunday's session runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This event is hosted by A Celebration of Literature and Arts in conjunction with the 2018 Writers & Readers Symposium. For more information, visit