1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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!

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