2016 Summer Writing Retreat

SAVE THE DATE: We're excited to announce the dates for our 2016 Summer Writing Retreat. Next year's event (our 10th Annual!) will take place in Alpine, Texas with classes meeting July 17-21, 2016 - and an official kick-off Orientation Meeting on July 16 at 6 pm.

Registration is expected to open in January 2016 and instructors and course details will be announced in the coming month. Check back here for details or sign-up for our newsletter, Footnotes, to see any announcements.

Ever want to get away from it all and spend a week immersed in your craft?

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.

"I always feel that a workshop is as valuable as what the writer puts into it, and I worked very hard during this week-long retreat. My first experience with a Writers' League of Texas event surprised me in some ways: huge attendance, interesting participants, excellent instruction, along with an inspiring setting and enjoyable evening readings." - 2013 Summer Writing Retreat Attendee













"I am in awe that so many successful authors took the time to come meet with aspiring writers. It was a life changing event for me. I came home with the tools I needed to finish my novel."
- 2013 Summer Writing Retreat Attendee

The 2016 Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat will be held July 16-21 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, the perfect summer escape. There’s something truly special and one of a kind about the stunning landscape of mountainous West Texas — not to mention the refreshing afternoon showers and cool summer evenings — that inspires writers to commune with each other and their natural surroundings and to, most importantly, dig deep and hone their craft.

During this six-day retreat, five intensive writing workshops will be taught simultaneously by five of Texas’ premier authors, offering a unique experience for participants to enjoy an intimate class setting during the day and a larger group dynamic outside of the classroom throughout the week. Open to all genres and categories within fiction, non-fiction, memoir and poetry, with classes for both beginners and more seasoned writers, this retreat is singular in its focus, its emphasis on community, and its low registration rates.


Questions?  Email us at wlt@writersleague.org or call 512-499-8914.

Want the latest League announcements? If you haven't already, subscribe to our mailing list (membership not required) to have annoucements sent directly to your in-box. It's the main way we communicate new information to members, followers, and those registered for key events. To subscribe, click HERE and follow directions.