Northwest Retreat


The Northwest Retreat is sponsored by the Northwest Region of the American Night Writers Association. It is held annually to allow ANWA women writers an opportunity to write, hone their craft, and experience a beautiful setting. Our 2022 retreat will be held at the Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory located at beautiful Rosario Beach. We will enjoy a large common area as well as cabins. Open to all female members of ANWA.



Write-in: 3 PM October 12th – 3 PM October 13th
Retreat: 3 PM October 13  – 11 AM October 15 


Full Retreat – Private Room:  $165 ($180 after 10/1)
Full Retreat – Shared Room: $115 ($130 after 10/1)
Full Retreat – No Lodging: $50 ($65 after 10/1)
Wednesday Write-In: $35 (shared), $60 (private room)

*No refunds after October 1st, 2022


What to Bring

  • Paying for a private room will give you a whole double bed or a dorm room with a set of bunks. You will need to bring bedding such as a pillow and a sleeping bag or sheets, etc. Some of the beds are getting older, so a foam pad is a nice addition if you have one.
  • A hymnal if you have one
  • A laptop, iPad, or whatever device you usually use for your writing. If you have a short extension cord, you might find that handy. We will have Internet access.
  • Snacks if you’d like.
  • Towel, soap, and personal toiletries, medications etc. A hand towel for the bathroom and a kitchen towel might come in handy.
  • Layers of clothing (Our highs are in the low 50’s, and we’ll be on the ocean.)
  • Money/checks for buying books if you desire
  • Your creativity 🙂

2022 Keynote

This year we will be hearing from a panel of authors about the writing process. Come prepared to ask lots of questions and have fun!

Critique Groups

If you sign up for a critique group during the breakout sessions, you will receive detailed instructions via email.

Generally, you need to bring up to five double-spaced pages of your current WIP. You will need enough copies for all the members in your group as well. If you do not know how many are in your group, contact Terry Deighton at, and she can help you.



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