Annual Retreat

Friday, Feb. 2 – Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

RIRW Retreat 2018 will be held at Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center in Newport, Rhode Island on February 2-4, 2018.

The guest speaker will be Gina Ardito (Basic’s Bootcamp, Sole Deep: Actors’ Exercises to Strengthen & Deepen POV, and Keeping It Real: Crafting Realistic Dialogue).  Gina is not just an editor with many award-winning clients in her stable, she’s also an award-winning, multi-published author herself!

The fun and games begin at 6:00 PM Friday.

The first workshop will be at 9:00 AM Saturday.

Lunch will be served in the conference room 12:30.

The Traditional Saturday Night Surprise will begin at 7:30.

Registration for the retreat closes on December 15th. $55 for Members and $70 for non-members. 

If you have a non-attending guest who would like to have lunch with us, please add $25 in the form below.

YOU need to reserve your room; do so early! (Don’t forget to mention you are with Rhode Island Romance Writers to receive our special rates – even for an extra day before or after the Retreat!)

During the Retreat the Mainstay is offering our group their Standard Double rooms for two at $70+ on Friday and Saturday. If you wish to stay over Sunday night to take advantage of the positive writing energy your room will be $60+. The rates are based on double occupancy. If you wish to share your room with more than two people there will be an additional $10+ charge per person.

To be included in our reserved block you must reserve your room before December 22, 2017.

To reserve your room call:

Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center

151 Admiral Kalbfus Road

Newport, Rhode Island



Fill out the online form below to register and pay. 

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