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Are you working on a dissertation? A memoir? Some poetry? A YA novel?

Whatever writing project you’re tackling (or dreaming of beginning), having the luxury of time--along with being surrounded by fellow writers--will nudge and inspire you.

A GWP Writing Retreat is Just What You Need!

During GWP Writing Retreats, we gather together for a weekend of writing.  Writers arrive at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning at Toddhall Retreat Center--a picturesque place in Columbia, Illinois. During the retreat there are guided writing activities, sessions to share, a social hour on Saturday evening and as much quiet writing time as you want.

The retreat center offers private rooms, a spacious meeting hall for group time, lovely grounds for exploring, and the next meals are all provided for you. All you have to bring is yourself and your inspiration. By the time you leave mid-afternoon on Sunday, you’ll be refreshed and rejuvenated.

2021 -22 GWP Writing Retreat Dates

  • FALL RETREAT: Saturday, October 30th - Sunday, October 31st
  • SPRING RETREAT:  Saturday, March 12 - Sunday, March 13th