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 2024 retreat will be held June. It will be open to all female members of ANWA.


Join your ANWA sisters at the 2024 ANWA Women’s Southwest Retreat!

Who: Any female ANWA members aged 18 or over.

Where: A cabin in Linden Valley, AZ

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 @ 5PM — Saturday, June 22, 2024 @ 10AM

Purpose: Enjoy writing time, with all meals together, and an ANWA family gathering each evening.

This event has sleeping spots for 30 women ANWA members.

Rate: $165 per person

Please note: No refunds after May 27, 2024. If you need to cancel after that date, you will need to sell your spot to someone else.

Please contact Deb Eaton at if you have any questions.


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/laptop/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 creativivity 🙂

Lodging – New Location for 2024!

Cabin in Linden Valley, AZ (close to Show Low)



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