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 features a


Our special speaker, Damon Suede, is world-renowned for his compelling and engaging workshops, inspiring pantsers and plotters alike with different ways to hone their own unique writing process.

Damon has earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director… but writing has ever been his bread and butter. Beyond romance fiction, Damon has been a full-time creator for print, stage, and screen for almost three decades. He has won some awards, but counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year. RWA elected Damon as national President in September 2019.

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.

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

REGISTRATION COSTS $100 FOR RIRW MEMBERS, $115 FOR NON-MEMBERS. Note: the Hotel is only $79 a night.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION costs $75* [cancellation] and is ONLY available to those who attended the 2019 RIRW Retreat and signed up then. Payment must be made for Early Bird Registration by October 5th, 2019.

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 5, 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

Fill out the online form below to register and pay. *

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