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November 3-5, 2023



Registration is now open for our next Virginia City Retreat this November 3, 4, and 5! Once again we will stay at the beautiful St. Mary's Art Center, a National Historical Landmark built in 1875, for the three day, two night event. Joining us for this event is Hannah Andrade, Literary Agent and Royalties Manager for Bradford Literary Agency.

One hour-long class on "Creating an Elevator Pitch - How to Condense your Plot into One Sentence" will be provided on
Friday, November 3, and on Saturday, November 4 Hannah Andrade will conduct an #AskAgent Q&A Panel.

After a pot luck on the first night, you will be responsible for your own meals. There are many amazing restaurants to visit in Virginia City, as well as a large refrigerator and full kitchen onsite if you prefer to bring your own.

For an additional fee, Hannah Andrade will provide a ten-page critique and a 20-minute in-person one-on-one meeting at the event.

Only full-conference options will be available at this time, but Half-conference options might open up if there is still room. 

Please c
lick here for the registration form. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me here.

Thanks, and I hope you see you soon!!


Testimonials from Past Events

"What a weekend! 10,000+ words written on my WIP, nearly pee-my-pants laughter, inspirational classes, fabulous companions, and a fair and kind critique! Not to mention, a gorgeous setting!"
~Jackie Green

"I love these writing retreats. Having focused time allowed me to reread my 70,000 word manuscript. And the two speakers gave practical things for me to look at as I edited. I also enjoy hanging out with other writers during the free time."
~ Jacci Turner

"This motivational long weekend with talented people pushed me to finally complete my first novel and gave me the confidence to start reaching out to agents. Also, I'm pretty sure I made friends with a ghost."
~ Nick Josten

"I love this retreat, because no matter what's going on in my life, I end up writing 1,000 to 2,000 words. And those are good words, clean words on a project. I also write between 3,000 to 5,000 words in journaling and brainstorming ideas. Plus, I love to be around other writers for a fun weekend."
~ Linda Kay Hardie

"The Writers' Conference at St. Mary's Art Center was amazing. What a fantastic atmosphere to get the creative juices flowing! As a new author, I learned a lot and wrote a ton. Thanks for the fun!"
~ Barbara Arbogast

"It was really amazing! Relaxed, yet had that one-on-one feel. And I got a lot done!!"
~ Jade Griffin

Upcoming Retreats

April 27-29, 2024

October 19-21, 2024

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