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Writers' Retreat 2021

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The Rosemont Summer Writers’ Retreat 2021 will be online again this year. Join us for a weekend or a full week with all the panels, workshops, readings, and writing sessions that you’ve come to expect. The retreat will be an intense virtual experience but will remain essentially as it was face-to-face. We’ll still be offering an intimate workshop environment along with noontime author talks and evening panels, readings, and student open mics. Workshops are small and are limited to 10 participants. You will need a quiet space and access to a computer with a camera and a microphone.

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 25-Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sunday, June 27-Friday, July 2, 2021

Tuition Rates

Non-Credit Student Tuition
Price for Weekend: $350
Price for Week: $650
Both: $900

Rosemont Alumni Tuition
Price for Weekend: $315
Price for Week: $585
Both: $810

Important: Credit-Seeking Students

If you are a Rosemont MFA student and want to take the retreat FOR CREDIT, DO NOT register here. You need to register for CRW 7175 Summer Writing Seminar I or CRW 7176 Summer Writing Seminar II on the iWay.

Students from other colleges that would like to take the retreat for credit can contact MFA program director, Carla Spataro for details.

Writers' Retreat Faculty

Weekend Instructors:

  • Trish Rodriguez, Flash Fiction
  • Margo Rabb, Young Adults
  • Liz Abrams-Morley, Poetry
  • Lori Tharps, Travel Writing
  • Joyce Sweeny, Agent-in-Residence

Weeklong Instructors:

  • Artress Bethany White, Poetry
  • Susette Brooks, Creative Nonfiction
  • Charles Holdefer, Novel Writing
  • Rahul Mehta, Short Story
  • Julianna Baggott, Writer-in-Residence