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Writers' Retreat 2020

The Rosemont College Summer Writers' Retreat will be an intense virtual experience where you will work in one genre over a weekend or over a week with a group of likeminded writers and a master instructor. Workshops are small and are limited to 10 participants (There are options to both the weekend and the weeklong retreat as well.)

To participate you will need a quiet space and access to a computer with a camera and a microphone. You will also need a Zoom account. The retreat will remain essentially the same as it has been in the past. We’ll still be offering an intimate workshop environment along with noontime and evening panels, readings, and student open mics.

We’ll also be hosting an optional daily group free write during the week from 10-12. Any questions can be directed to Carla Spataro, MFA program director at


Session Dates


Friday, June 19th - Sunday, June 21st, 2020


June 21st - Friday, June 26th - Friday, June 26th, 2020

 Non-Credit Students

Price for Weekend: $350
Price for Week: $650
Both: $900

We will also offer a 10% discount to Rosemont Alumni Non-Credit Students

Price for Weekend: $315
Price for Week: $585
Both: $810

Important: Credit-Seeking Students

There will be a special class for those interested in taking the retreat for credit, but as it would be a summer class, registration is not yet open. Stay tuned for when it will be available!

For those not interested in taking the retreat for credit, feel free to register through our website. Once again, if you want to take the retreat FOR CREDIT, DO NOT register through the website--you will need to wait until iWay registration becomes available.

$2,070 (or the current 3-credit rate) PLUS $65 materials fee totaling $2,135
Register for CRW 7175 Summer Writing Seminar on iWay.

Matriculated students (or students from other colleges that would like to take the retreat for credit) should register for CRW 7175 Summer Writing Seminar with permission from the Carla Spataro, Program Director at Students taking the retreat more than once should contact the program director to make sure they register with the appropriate course number.

Writers' Retreat Faculty

Weekend Instructors:

  • Trish Rodriguez, Flash Fiction
  • M. Nzadi Keita, Poetry
  • Erin Entrada Kelly, Writing for Children and Young Adults (Full!)
  • Margo Rabb, Creative Nonfiction
  • Eric Smith, Agent-in-Residence

Weeklong Instructors: