2017 Summer Writing Retreat


Ever want to get away from it all and spend a week immersed in your craft? Here's your chance.

"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

Specific details (including dates, venue, and class descriptions) for the 2017 Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat will be announced in early 2017.

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 experienced instructors (all writers with extensive craft and publishing credentials), offering a unique opportunity 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 appropriate for both beginners and more seasoned writers, this retreat is singular in its focus, its emphasis on community, and its very special location.h


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

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This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.


This project is also supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.