Are you interested in setting aside some quality time to work on your work-in-progress? Do you want to spend some time with other like-minded writers and discuss all things plotting, industry, trends, etc over a shared meal, and fill that creative well within you? Or do you want to just hang out with folks who don’t think you’re weird for writing romance?

RWA is trialing a new initiative – the Writers’ Retreats program, for RWA members.

Whether you prefer a structured event with a writerly host to guide you along, or an unstructured event where you can tap away and get words down, and mingle at your discretion with other writers doing exactly the same thing, we’re looking at creating an environment to suit all members. This program will be member-driven. YOU tell us what you want.

Do you want a guided retreat, with talks tackling elements of craft from experienced writers?

Do you want a more relaxed, individually-focused time away to work on finishing your story?

Are you looking for the self-catered, B&B experience, or the room-serviced hotel experience?

We want to know! Retreats will be organised based on feedback, and the Retreats Team will occasionally send out surveys and announcements on upcoming events.

Retreat Schedule

14th to 16th July 2017 – Bawley Point

1st to 5th Sep 2017 – Albury, NSW

For More Information

If you know of an ideal location for such a retreat, please feel free to contact our Retreat Accommodation Coordinator:

Kim Lambert:

If you want information on a specific, upcoming retreat, please feel free to contact our Retreat Host & Attendee Liaison:

Jay Hicks:

If you want information on costs and payments, please feel free to contact our Retreat Finance Coordinator:

Coleen Kwan:

Have your say on Retreats

Give your feedback about our Retreats program: