Two Day Writers Retreat

329 N 3rd St. DeKalb ILIn Print is hosting a two-day writers’ retreat and evening salon on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22 at the Hiram Ellwood House (not the museum, but a private residence) in DeKalb, IL. The house has been meticulously restored and the location offers beauty, history and hospitality.

You can select a spot near a large bay window, settle in a quaint corner, or write at a century-old table lit by the sun through a leaded glass window. There are plenty of outlets, but no wi-fi.

Day Retreats:

  • 8:45 am – 9:15 am Sign-in and share writing goals for the day over donuts, water, coffee or tea.
  • 12:00 pm Includes lunch and discussion about methods for achieving action or surprise within scenes, followed by more time to write.
  • 4:30 pm Gather to discuss the day’s accomplishments.

Evening Salon:

  • 7:00 pm Includes dinner followed by participant readings* in the Music Room.  *Two double spaced pages: Times New Roman 12 pt, max 5 min. reading of current, unpublished work.  A discussion will be held after the readings led by Catherine Conroy (Hovis), MFA Creative Writing, Columbia College Chicago.

Each event is $35 for In Print members ($45 for non-members).  All three events are $95 for In Print members ($105 for non-members), a savings of $10.  Print the registration form here and mail it to:

Catherine Conroy
PO Box 278
Oregon, IL 61061