2015 Retreat Banner 2Registration is open for the Washington Romance Writers’ Retreat, April 29-May 1, 2016.

WRW Members Double Occupancy – $400
WRW Members Single Occupancy – $525* (sold out)
RWA Members Double Occupancy – $450
Non-RWA Attendees Double Occupancy – $500

*IF YOU REQUIRE A SINGLE ROOM AT THE RETREAT, ACT QUICKLY. Single rooms sell out within the first 24 hours. We have added a few more single rooms in an effort to ease the demand, which also necessitated a slight increase in cost for a single.

Registration Opens:
WRW Members – January 15, 2016
RWA Members – February 8, 2016
Non-RWA Attendees – February 15, 2016

The 2016 Retreat is now SOLD OUT. To be added to the wait list in the event of cancellations, please email retreat@wrwdc.com.

Wait list requests are not guaranteed and will be assessed a late registration fee if made after the original registration closing date of March 16, 2016.

Click here to register for the retreat or to review your registration.

Registration Closes FOR ALL: March 16, 2016

Cancellation Policy: Registrations may be cancelled for a full refund minus a $100 cancellation penalty until the last day of registration, March 16, 2016. No refunds will given for registrations cancelled after that date.

Author Guest Speakers*
Sarah MacLean (Avon Historical)
Sarah Morgan (Contemporary Romance)
Maria Geraci (Contemporary Romance)

Industry Professionals*
Maggie Linton (of the Maggie Linton Show on Sirius radio)
Mary-Theresa Hussey (Editing)
Laura Reeth (Publicist)

Danielle Barthel (New Leaf Literary Agency)
Rachel Brooks (L. Perkins Agency)
Tara Carberry (Trident Media Group)
Shira Hoffman (McIntosh and Otis, Inc.)
Kate McKean (Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, Inc.)
Beth Phelan (The Bent Agency)

Patience Bloom (Harlequin Romantic Suspense)
Claire Caldwell (Harlequin Superromance/Heartwarming)
Jennifer Mishler (Entangled Publishing)
Monique Patterson (St. Martin’s Press)
Deb Werksman (Sourcebooks)

Special Chat Session
Eleanor Hagland (Carnegie Mellon Graduate Program)

*We will update the lists of special guests as we receive confirmations.

Click here to view this year’s retreat schedule.


Click here to register for the 2016 retreat. (The site won’t let you register before the opening date for your group.)


For more information, email retreat@wrwdc.com.