Bradford Woods Retreat

Indiana Romance Writers of America presents our annual Writer's Retreat!

What: Bradford Woods Retreat

When: Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 3:00pm through Sunday, November 13, 2016 @12:00pm

Where: Bradford Manor (Map and Directions)

Program: TBA

Cost: $160 weekend/$50 Saturday only

Stay for the entire weekend or come for the day on Saturday. Enjoy a relaxing slumber party, romance-writer style—with PJs and lots of laughter. Spend the weekend curled up with your laptop or join informal discussions on craft, inspiration, and publishing. 

Friday night supper will be at Gray Brothers Cafeteria in Mooresville, with each attendee responsible for the cost of his/her meal. All other meals will be provided by Bradford Woods, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. A short chapter meeting will follow Sunday breakfast, and attendees should be out by noon.

What to bring:

  • Medication, if you’re on a regular meds schedule
  • Comfy clothes—sweats, PJs, slippers, robe (whatever you like to laze around in at home on a weekend)
  • A light throw for your bed if you get cold at night (doubles as a snuggly wrap while gathered in the great room)
  • Pillows, if you prefer your own
  • Snacks/drinks (ice is provided)
  • Small cooler if you want to keep cold drinks in your room
  • Paper, pens, pencils, or laptop for writing
  • Your WIPs, jump drives, etc. for writing or critiquing
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Portable internet device, if desired (Bradford Woods internet access has improved, but is still somewhat limited)
  • Camera
  • Toiletries and hair dryer, if needed
  • Rejection letters to burn in the fireplace
  • A sense of humor and a willingness to have a good time!

PLEASE NOTE: The following will NOT be provided by Bradford Woods

  • Television in rooms (one TV in great room)
  • Daily maid service
  • Hair dryers
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed (per Bradford Woods policy)

For more information, e-mail our Retreat Chair at

Registration opens August 1, 2016 for IRWA members and October 1, 2016 for non-members. Space is limited to 29 full weekend participants and 5 Saturday only participants. Click on the Registration button at the top of the page to register. Registration closes October 24, 2016. All payments must be received no later than November 1, 2016.

Payment options: Use the PayPal link or mail check/money order made payable to Indiana RWA to Indiana Romance Writers of America, Attention: Treasurer, PO Box 126, Fishers, IN 46038. Payment must be received by November 1st.

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