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 2023 retreat will be held in Strawberry, AZ which is outside Pine, AZ. Open to all female members of ANWA.



Start: June 7, 2023 at 5:30 PM 
End: June 10, 2023 at 10 AM


Cost per Attendee – $140

*Attendance is capped at 26 members.

*No refunds after June 1, 2023.

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: Gluten free bread and pasta will be available, but 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 2023!

Cabin in Pine, AZ

9626 W Juniper Rd.

Pine, AZ 85544

This year we’ll be retreating at two adjacent cabins in Pine, AZ.




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