Writers Virtual Retreat Schedule

From our early evening welcome party on our first night to our last night of readings, you'll be part of our Writers Community - a unique group of talented writers who learn and share together and encourage and support each other's goals and aspirations. There will be a workshop every day and a good stretch of time to write for those in the Writer's Colony, along with a chance to send in a 20-page manuscript ahead of time to track leader Ginnah Howard. She will read and critique your work, and schedule a one-on-one session with you for review and discussion. For those in The Story Cottage, there will be three workshops a day with prompts, writing sessions, and shared readings.

Each evening, everyone will come together for a whole-group session of readings from those who want to share their work. And - every retreat participant will receive a gift box of select books for your education and inspiration as a writer!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Welcome Party  – 3:00 to 4:30 pacific | 6:00 to 7:30 eastern – Bring your beverage of choice and get to know your fellow writers

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Track 1 - Writer's Colony - with Ginnah Howard  

8 to 11 pacific | 11 to 2 eastern – Learn about the publishing industry today; share readings from your work in progress

11 to 3 pacific | 2 to 6 eastern – An unbroken stretch of time to write; work on your manuscript or on something new

Track 2 - Story Cottage - with Colleen Geraghty

7:30 to 9:30 pacific | 10:30 to 12:30 eastern – Thought-provoking readings, prompts, writing in session, and readings within the group 

10 to 11:30 pacific | 1 to 2:30 eastern – Thought-provoking readings, prompts, writing in session, and readings within the group 

12:30 to 2 pacific | 3:30 to 5 eastern – Thought-provoking readings, prompts, writing in session, and readings within the group 

Evening Readings  – 3:00 to 4:30 pacific | 6:00 to 7:30 eastern

Friday, October 15, 2021

Track 1 - Writer's Colony - with Ginnah Howard  

8 to 11 pacific | 11 to 2 eastern – Learn about the publishing industry today; share readings from your work in progress

11 to 3 pacific | 2 to 6 eastern – An unbroken stretch of time to write; work on your manuscript or on something new

Track 2 - Story Cottage - with Colleen Geraghty

7:30 to 9:30 pacific | 10:30 to 12:30 eastern – Thought-provoking readings, prompts, writing in session, and readings within the group 

10 to 11:30 pacific | 1 to 2:30 eastern – Thought-provoking readings, prompts, writing in session, and readings within the group 

12:30 to 2 pacific | 3:30 to 5 eastern – Thought-provoking readings, prompts, writing in session, and readings within the group 

Evening Readings  – 3:00 to 4:30 pacific | 6:00 to 7:30 eastern

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Track 1 - Writer's Colony - with Ginnah Howard  

8 to 11 pacific | 11 to 2 eastern – Learn about the publishing industry today; share readings from your work in progress

11 to 3 pacific | 2 to 6 eastern – An unbroken stretch of time to write; work on your manuscript or on something new

Track 2 - Story Cottage - with Colleen Geraghty

7:30 to 9:30 pacific | 10:30 to 12:30 eastern – Thought-provoking readings, prompts, writing in session, and readings within the group 

10 to 11:30 pacific | 1 to 2:30 eastern – Thought-provoking readings, prompts, writing in session, and readings within the group 

12:30 to 2 pacific | 3:30 to 5 eastern – Thought-provoking readings, prompts, writing in session, and readings within the group 

Evening Readings & Retreat Farewell  – 3:00 to 4:30 pacific | 6:00 to 7:30 eastern

For an overview of the Virtual Writer's Retreat, click here.