Dates: April 21-23, 2017

Location: Best Western Conference Center, Westminster, MD

Registration: Click here to register.

WRW Members – registration opens Sunday, January 15, 2017, at 8 AM EST
WRW Double: $400
WRW Single: $550 (Sold out. Please email to be put on the waiting list in the event of cancellations.)

RWA Members – registration opens Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 8 AM EST
RWA Double: $450

Public – registration opens Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 8 AM EST on a space-available basis
Public Double: $500

Registration closes when the event sells out or on March 16, 2017, whichever comes first. Room rates include hotel accommodation, all meals and snacks, and all retreat programming.

Special Guests:

Sylvia Day
Beverly Jenkins

Jennifer Enderlin (St. Martin’s Press)
Brenda Chin (Entangled)
Shannon Criss (Harlequin Kimani)
Karen Reid (Harlequin Superromance)
Shauna Summers (Penguin Random House)

AGENTS (one more still to be added)
Jessica Alvarez (BookEnds Literary Agency)
Cate Hart (Corvisiero Literary Agency)
Kristy Hunter (The Knight Agency)
Tricia Skinner (Fuse Literary)

Pamela Jaffe (Avon Publicist)
Jenn LeBlanc  (Cover Art from Design to Branding)
Sarah Sheehan (Librarian, George Mason University)
Barbara Vey (Marketing Social Media)


We need volunteers for a number of positions. Please let us know that you are interested at and/or


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Click here to view the 2016 retreat information.