Tentative 2019 Retreat Schedule

Retreat from Harsh Reality

2019 Schedule

Friday, April 26
10 – 3pm  Write-In (Fireside Room 1st floor)
Complimentary beverage service
Restaurant does not open until 4pm

4 pm  Hotel check-in opens 

4 – 5:30pm  Retreat check-In (Hotel lobby 1st floor)

*If you will be arriving later than 5:30, please contact the retreat chair to obtain your retreat materials.  

6pm Meet & Greet (Boathouse main area)
Light meal and dessert
Water provided, B.Y.O.B

7 – 8:15pm Short introductions (Boathouse main area)
Guest Speaker Louise Ahern presents:
“Breaking Rules & Breaking In— A Renegade Writer’s Guide to Trusting Your Gut”

8:15pm -- Free time
Write, critique, plot, socialize, sleep

Saturday, April 27
7 – 9am Breakfast Buffet (Hotel restaurant 1st floor)

8 - 9am  Saturday only attendee retreat check in (Hotel lobby 1st floor)

9:15am Attendee group photo (place TBD)

9:30 – 11:30am  Keynote   (Fireside room 1st floor)

Guest Speaker Louise Ahern presents: 
“The Art of Backstory”

11:30am – 1:30pm Book Sale (Hotel lobby 1st floor)

Noon Lunch Buffet  (Hotel restaurant 1st floor)

1:30 – 2:30pm   Breakout Session:  (Fireside room 1st floor)

Award-winning author and MMRWA member Gina Conkle presents: "Marketing and Newsletters"  

2:30 - 5pm  Choice Time – Write on your own; join
a critique or plot group

5 – 7 pm Raffle Drawing/Silent Auction  (Fireside room 1st floor)
Dinner served 6pm

7:30pm Dessert   (Boathouse main area)
Network/Social time
Member recognition and "Toot-Your-Own-Horn" announcements 
2018 MMRWA Angel Award for Service

Sunday, April 28
7 – 9 am Breakfast Buffet (Hotel restaurant 1st floor)

9am - ? April MMRWA Chapter meeting  (Fireside room 1st floor) 
Water, coffee, and tea available (all welcome)

*This room will be available for writing until noon 



*Times and events subject to change.