- So, planning a writing retreat you say? What’s the deal?
Yes we are! March 16th – 19th we’ll be spending a long weekend in some cabins in the woods for some productive, relaxing writing time.
- Ok that sounds cool, but does it cost an arm and a leg?
We don’t want your arms or your legs, don’t worry. The cost is $175 which includes a private room in a shared cabin, one optional activity a day (hiking, hot springs, etc), three meals a day (BYOM – M is for meat), limited booze, heat & electricity (no wifi), and the company of other rad writers.
- Where are these magical cabins?
Wild and wonderful West Virginia, in Cacapon Resort State Park. The cabins self-identify as tiny houses. Who doesn’t love a tiny house? Literally no one.
- This sounds great! But I thought Writers & Words was a reading series; why are you doing a writing retreat?
That is correct, we are a monthly reading series. We’ve been doing readings for two years now, and by far the best thing about it are the cool people we meet each month. We thought a retreat would be a new and different way to support and grow our community of writers. Also, we like doing fun things, and this will be fun, so we’re doing it.
- I’m sold. How do I apply?
First go here to our website, fill out the quick questions at the bottom of the page, and wait to hear form us. Space is limited; we’ll let you know mid February if you nabbed a spot. We’ll be taking applications till February 17th, but get in there quick so you don’t miss out.
Bonus question: is West Virginia the Best Virginia?
You’ll have to come to our retreat and decide for yourself!
Reminder- we will we taking a short winter break in February, however, we’ll be back on the second Tuesday of the month on March 14th featuring Wallace Lane (poetry), Terri Steel (non-fiction), Alex Hacker (Wildcard), & Jennifer Lee (fiction).
Questions about the retreat? Email us at writersandwords[at]gmail[dot]com
See you in March!