2020 Retreat Schedule


10–3pm: Write-In                        Fireside Room

            Quiet zone

            Complementary beverage service

            No food service/bring snacks

            Hotel check in 4pm


3-5pm: Retreat Check-In                          Lobby

            Sign in & obtain materials


6pm:    Meet & Greet                         Boathouse

            Light meal and dessert

            Water provided

            B.Y.O.B (alcohol permitted)


6:45-7Introductions                        Boathouse

            (Name, where from, genre/sub-genre,

            publication status)


7–8:      Guest Speaker                      Boathouse

            Sonali Dev opens the retreat  


8pm:    Free Time

            Time to write, critique, plot, socialize, or




7–9am:  Breakfast Buffet             Terrace Grille


9:15amGroup Photo                                  TBD


9:30–11:45:  Guest Speaker       Fireside Room

             Sonali Dev presents:

“Finding Deep POV at the Intersection of Author Voice and Character Voice.”


11:45–1:45pmBook Sale                        Lobby



Noon:   Lunch Buffet                    Terrace Grille


1:30–5:30pm: TBD/ Free Time

            Write on your own,

            Join a critique group, relax


5:30-7:30pmRaffle/Dinner       Fireside Room

            Raffle basket drawings     

            Silent Auction

            Dinner served 6 pm


7:15pmDessert                             Boathouse

             Member Recognition


             2019 Angel Award presented by Diana Stout


8:30pm:  Network/Social time



7-9am:  Breakfast Buffet              Terrace Grille


7–11:    Write-In                           Fireside Room

               Water, coffee, and tea available


11-Noon: Chapter Meeting         Fireside Room

                     Retreat ends after meeting


Hotel check-out is by 11am.


All-Day Events:

Raffle tickets will be on sale for $1 each to be used for the raffles drawn Saturday evening in the Fireside Lounge.

“Ask me about my books.” Authors with the book sticker on their nametags are open to discussing their published works.


Writing Areas Available:

Boathouse: The lower lakeside ground level has a table and chairs; the large outdoor deck and patio have chairs. Some members are lodging in the boathouse; please be considerate of their personal space if you choose to write in these areas. The restroom is located on the main floor by the kitchen.


The Inn: Each guest room has a desk or table; the Terrace Grill is closed to the public until 4 pm, but they have graciously permitted us to use the space for writing or critiquing during the day.


Outdoors weather permitting: The boathouse deck; chairs on the lakeside by the fire pit; benches and sitting areas around the inn.


Before You Leave: Please place your lanyard and plastic name tag cover in the basket by the door.