Dates: April 12-14, 2019

Location:  Best Western Westminster Hotel & Conference Center
451 WMC Drive
Westminster, MD  21158


WRW Members: Registration opens January 27, 2019 at 8 a.m. EST.
WRW Double Occupancy: $410*
WRW Single Occupancy: $575**

RWA Members: Registration opens February 10, 2019 at 8 a.m. EST.
RWA Double Occupancy: $460*

Public: Registration opens February 17, 2019 at 8 a.m. EST.
Public Double Occupancy: $525*

Room rates include hotel accommodation, all meals and snacks, and all retreat programming.

Click here to access the registration form. You will need to log into RWA to access the form.

Late registration starts on March 10, 2019, with a fee of $100 added to the amounts above.

*If you do not have a roommate but wish to be in a double room, please register for your space now and we will match you with a roommate after registration closes.

**Please be aware that single rooms typically sell out within the first 24 hours of registration. If single rooms have sold out and you’d like to be added to the waitlist (with no guarantee of availability), please email

2019 WRW Retreat Program:

The retreat program committee has been hard at work pulling together an awesome program. Questions about the WRW retreat? Email us at

Keynote Speakers
Alexis Daria
Alisha Rai

Jennie Conway (St. Martin’s Press)
Alycia Tornetta (Entangled)

Marlo Berliner (The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency)
Linda Camacho (Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency)
Emily Sylvan Kim (Prospect Agency)
Kiki Nguyen (Donald Maass Agency)

Guest Authors
Cheryl Etchison
Alma Katsu

WRW Guest Speakers
J.T. Bock
Heidi Hormel
Geri Krotow
Kathleen Gilles Seidel

Inspirational Closing Speaker
Angelina M. Lopez

For more information, email

Click here for the full 2019 schedule.