2013 Summer Writing Retreat
Ever want to get away from it all and spend a week immersed in writing?
Here's your chance with the annual Summer Writing Retreat at Sul Ross State University in scenic Alpine, deep in the heart of West Texas.
The 2013 WLT Summer Writing Retreat will be held July 21-26 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, the perfect summer escape. There’s something about the stunning landscape of mountainous West Texas — not to mention the refreshing afternoon showers and cool summer evenings — that inspires writers to simply write.
Intensive writing workshops will be taught by Texas’ premier authors. All classes will feature :
* Intimate classes (20 students maximum)
* Personalized instruction
* Time dedicated for writing
Tuition: $299 WLT members / $359 nonmembers
Note: Tuition does not include room and board. Discounted rates will be available at the SRSU residence halls and Alpine hotels.
(Click on a title to register for a 2013 Summer Writing Retreat. Only one workshop per person.)
Long-Form Journalism in a Short-Form World with Michael Hall, Senior Editor at Texas Monthly
Shaping Your Book to Sell, an intensive workshop on revision, with Carol Dawson
Writing the Novel: The Basics with Karleen Koen
One-Week Exercise Program: Forms, Formulas, and More with Poet and Editor Scott Wiggerman
The Art of Memoir: Discovering and Deepening Your Story with award-winning memoirists Donna M. Johnson and Christine Wicker
Accommodations are available on campus at the Lobo Village 2 residence hall at the following rates:
* Double occupancy: $30 per person per night (suite with two bedrooms and a shared bath)
* Private room: $60 per person per night (suite for one person)
* Linens can be provided for a onetime fee of $10 and include 1 blanket, 2 flat sheets, 1 pillow with pillowcase, 2 washcloths, and 2 bath towels. Linens will not be replenished, but there is free use of the laundry rooms in the Residence Halls.
Accommodations are available from Sunday, July 21, through Saturday, July 27. If you would like to arrive a day earlier or stay later, please inquire with the SRSU Residential Living department about availability.
To Make Reservations: Call the Sul Ross State University Residential Living department at 432.837.8190 and mention that you are attending as part of the Writers' League of Texas group. Please indicate when you will be arriving when making your reservation. Those requesting double occupancy will be paired by the Residential Living staff.
Payment for On-Campus Housing: The easiest method of payment is to pay by check when you arrive, rather than by cash or credit card. The RLO can process checks, but not credit cards. If you wish to pay with a credit card over the phone prior to arriving on campus, please call 432-837-8047 and tell the cashier you want to pay for X nights in the residence hall at $30/night for a double or $60/night for a single. Give the cashier detail code HO12 and ask him/her to send a receipt to the director of residential living.
We have blocked off rooms at the following hotels, which will be reserved for WLT retreat guests up until the first week of July. Let them know you want to check out one of the rooms reserved by the Writers' League of Texas.
Please be sure to make your reservations sooner rather than later, because the hotels in Alpine will fill up quickly for the summer months due to a music festival in Big Bend.
Ramada of Alpine
$80.54 plus tax per night for single or double rooms.
Call 432-837-1100 to reserve, ask for "Writers' League of Texas" rate.
Holiday Inn Express
$99/night plus tax for queen, king or double rooms.
Call 432-837-9597 to reserve, ask for the "Writers' League of Texas" rate.
We're sorry, but no refunds can be made. Please make sure you can commit to the dates before purchasing. Tickets are transferrable, so if something unforeseen arises you can make arrangements to have someone go in your stead. Simply alert the office via phone (512.499.8914) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to pass along the name of your replacement.
If you are having issues registering online for any reason, you can sign up for the retreat via mail. Please send us your contact information, a check for the registration fee, and indicate which class you are interested in taking.
Mail check to:
The Writers' League of Texas
611 S. Congress, Ste. 505
Austin, TX 78704