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2019 Summer Writing Retreat - "Setting the Stage for Your Next Fiction Project: Generation and Exploration" with Charlotte Gullick

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Schreiner University
2100 Memorial Blvd.
Kerrville, TX 78028

7/14/2019 to 7/19/2019

Registration is now closed for individual classes at the 2019 Summer Writing Retreat. There are still spots available for the Write Away option (no campus housing) until close of check-in at 5pm on Sunday, July 14. If you'd like to register for the Write Away, contact Becka Oliver at

Please read both the credit card handling fee information and the refund policy at the bottom of this page before purchasing a ticket.

NOTE: We are offering two fiction classes, one for writers who are already far along with a project and looking to revise or deepen the work ("The Evolving Draft: Reaching "The End" and Exploring Revision") and one for writers looking to kickstart a new project ("Setting the Stage for Your Next Fiction Project: Generation and Exploration"). Please read the full descriptions and choose the class that matches what you're looking for. And, as always, reach out to us if you'd like some help deciding.

"Setting the Stage for Your Next Fiction Project: Generation and Exploration" with Charlotte Gullick

Class Meeting Times:

Sunday, July 14: Orientation, 6pm
Monday through Friday, July 15-19: 9:00am to 12pm (class instruction), 1pm to 4 pm (writing time)

Have you been thinking about a new writing project but aren’t sure where to begin? Do you have big ideas but become overwhelmed with all that needs to be done? In this class, participants will dive into their ideas, explore the possibilities, and emerge with a game plan and a set of writings under their belt that will set the stage for making meaningful progress. Through lecture, writing exercises, and craft discussion, the class will look at the key elements to crafting a story - including characters, settings, and primary tensions -  that make for compelling fiction.

All class participants will have a 20-minute one-on-one consultation with the instructor during the retreat and will have the opportunity to share a selection from their work in progress with the instructor ahead of the retreat. Details on the consultation and instructions for submitting material will be shared with registrants in May.

This class is appropriate for both short story and novel writers. 

About the Instructor

"Charlotte is an accessible instructor with the ability to see the potential in the roughest of drafts. She is in the top tier of fine instructors."
-- Summer Writing Retreat Attendee

"Charlotte is the 'real deal' -- she cares about writers and the craft of writing."
--Summer Writing Retreat Attendee

Charlotte Gullick is the Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College, and she holds a MA in Creative Writing from UC Davis and a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her first novel, By Way of Water, was chosen by Jayne Anne Phillips as Grand Prize Winner of the Santa Fe Writers Project. Her other awards include a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship in Fiction a MacDowell Colony Residency, a Ragdale Residency, as well as the Evergreen State College 2012 Teacher Excellence Award. Her writing has appeared in Brevity, Pithead Chapel, Hippocampus, and the LA Review.


All credit card transactions will incur a 4% handling fee. To avoid the fee, you have the option of mailing a check to our office with this registration form.


(Please read this refund policy closely before registering for the 2019 Summer Writing Retreat; no exceptions will be made):

Through May 15, 2019: 100% refund available.
May 16 - June 20, 2019: 50% refund available.

All cancellations will incur a $50 cancellation fee.

After June 20, 2019: No refunds will be made, but registrants can transfer their registration to another person as long as advance notice is given to the Writers' League of Texas. If you wish to transfer your registration, please call the WLT at 512-499-8914.