Writing Retreat

Friday, Jan. 31 – Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020

Join us for the RIRW Retreat 2020! The Retreat will take place at the Howard Johnson’s Middletown-Newport, Rhode Island (only $79 a night!) on January 31-February 2, 2020.

The retreat speaker will be award-winning novelist Shirley Hailstock

She will do one workshop on villains and another workshop on characters.

Shirley Hailstock began her writing life as a lover of reading. She likes nothing better than to find a quiet corner where she can get lost in a book, explore new worlds and visit places she never expected to see. As an author, she can not only visit those places, but she can be the heroine of her own stories. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas, including her electronic editions, Shirley has received numerous awards, including the Borders Bestselling Romance Award and Romantic Times Magazine’s Career Achievement Award. Shirley’s books have appeared on Blackboard, Essence Magazine, Amazon.com and Library Journal Best Seller Lists. She is a past president of Romance Writers of America.

The fun and games begin at 6:00 PM Friday and we’ll get together for a pizza party that night.

The first workshop starts at 9:00 AM Saturday.

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

There will be an afternoon workshop.

The Traditional Saturday Night Surprise Event will begin at 7:30 (after self-hosted dinner out).

Sunday morning, the event ends with a short session.

REGISTRATION COSTS $45 FOR RIRW MEMBERS and $60 for non-members. Note: the Hotel is only $79 a night.

[cancellation] NOTE: Due to the change in program, full refunds have been issued for all non-members who signed up for the retreat. A partial rebate of the original registration cost will be issued to those RIRW members who have already paid.

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 get our special price).

Call the hotel by January 15, 2020 and say you want to be part of the Rhode Island Romance Writers Block.

To reserve your room call:

Howard Johnson’s Middletown Newport Area

351 West Main Rd

Middletown, RI 02842

(401) 849-2000

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