Southwest Retreat


The Southwest Retreat is sponsored by the Southwest 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 HAIGLER CREEK LODGE located outside Young, AZ. We will enjoy a large common area, beds available for all attendees, and even a tree house to write in. Open to all female members of ANWA.



Start: June 8, 2022 at 3 PM 
End: June 12, 2022 at 10 AM


Cost per Attendee – $135

*Attendance is capped at 40 members.

*No refunds after May 1, 2022.

Includes food-mouth watering and tasty meals, plus fruit to snack on. We also have an incredible goody table to inspire great writing. It is a tradition for each attendee to bring their favorite treat to share, which has included: home-made-melt-in-your-mouth cookies and candies, salty goodies, packaged cookies cakes and candies, healthy snacks, fruit and CHOCOLATE, of course.

(Please note: If you have food allergies or preferences, you will want to bring some of your own special foods as well.)


What to Bring

  • A snack to share with all attendees
  • A water bottle to refill
  • Computer/lap top/writing notebook/writing utensils
  • TV tray to use to write
  • Extension cords
  • 3 prong adapter, if needed
  • Personal fan
  • Ear buds
  • Clothing and toiletries
  • Your books to sell at the Retreat
  • Money/checks for buying books if you desire
  • Your creativity 🙂

Lodging – New Location for 2022!


248 N. Haigler Dr.

Young, AZ 85524

Feel pampered in the pines! Three-story large cabin in Young with 40 sleeping spaces; includes a bunk room that sleeps twenty, six bedrooms that sleep fourteen and four full-size futons in the upstairs loft. Four large common areas. Two fridges in well-appointed kitchen. Ceiling fans and air conditioning. Residential WiFi. Large wrap around deck. Creek and water hole. Covered common area. Fire pit. Lake nearby.




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