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 

3 – 5pm  Retreat registration  (Hotel lobby 1st floor)

*Materials will be available in the boathouse later Friday or in the Fireside room on Saturday morning 

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

6:45 – 8pm Short introductions (Boathouse main area)
Guest Speaker Louise Ahern presents:
“Breaking Rules & Breaking In— A Renegade Writer’s Guide to Trusting Your Gut”

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

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

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

9:10am 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)

1:15 – 2:45pm   OPTIONAL Breakout Session:  (Fireside room 1st floor)

"I wrote myself into a corner, now what do I do?" Writers helping writers problem-solving session with Louise Ahern.   Facilitated by best-selling author and MMRWA member Roseanne Bittner. 

2:45 - 5pm  Choice Time – Write on your own; join
a critique or plot group; relax

5 – 7 pm Raffle Drawing/Silent Auction  (Fireside room 1st floor)
Dinner served 5:30pm

7:15pm Dessert   (Boathouse main area)
Network/Social time
Member recognition and "Toot-Your-Own-Horn" announcements 
2018 MMRWA Angel Award for Service presented by Dr. Diana Stout, MMRWA Angel Award 2017 recipient. 

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

7 - 10:30am Fireside Room will be available for writing (coffee, tea, and water available) *Please fill out a retreat evaluation before you leave. 

10:30 - Noon April MMRWA Chapter meeting  (Fireside room 1st floor) All welcome. Retreat is over after the meeting. 




*Times and events subject to change.