ANWA Southwest WOMEN'S Writers Retreat

The Southwest Retreat is sponsored by the Southwest Region of the American Night Writers Association. It is held annually, this year at lovely Haigler Creek Lodge.

How do I get there?

Coming Soon!

General Information

Southwest WOMEN Writers Retreat is cancelled or Postponed for 2020. It is usually open to all FEMALE members of ANWA, 18 years and older. No children or babies. Attendance is capped at 34 members.

Lodging (NEW LOCATION FOR 2020!)

Haigler Creek Lodge
248 N. Haigler Dr.

Young, AZ 85524

Feel pampered in the pines! Three-story large cabin in Young with 38 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.

When is it?

Cancelled or Postponed for 2020

How much does it cost?


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.)

Other Important Info

Last day to cancel registration and receive a refund is June 1, 2020. After that date, you will have to sell your own spot. There is no discount for sleeping elsewhere at night. We have to pay the full cost for the cabin whether attendees stay the night or not.

Majority of time at the Retreat will be for quiet writing. Possible one to three classes based on attendees.

Questions? Contact ANWA Southwest Director, Cindy Williams This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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
A sleeping bag or bedding, cot or air mattress, etc. (if not purchasing a space on a bed.)
Personal fan
Ear buds
Clothing and toiletries
Your books to sell at the Retreat
Money to purchase other's books

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