2019 Beaufort Retreat

  • 31 Oct 2019
  • 6:00 PM
  • 03 Nov 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Old Bay Marketplace, 917 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902
  • 15

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  • This registration is for members of SCWA registering before August 1st, 2019.
  • This is for active members of SCWA registering between 08/01/19 through 10/31/29.
  • This registration if for non-members registering before August 1, 2019.
  • This is for non-members of SCWA registering between 08/01/19-10/31/19.

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2019 Beaufort Writing Retreat

SCWA invites you to participate in its First Annual Fall Retreat held in beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina. Focus on craft with a full-day intensive writing workshop led by five literary masters. Enjoy the Pat Conroy Center Literary Festival and an evening with Mary Alice Monroe. We’ll be treated to focused workshops by SCWA member-leaders and of course the traditional Slushfest. A costume party reception tickles our CosPlay whimsy. A progressive Open Mic event takes advantage of First Friday Night fun. Yoga on the green and a sunrise run through the streets of Beaufort bring the physical wellbeing into the writing practice. It’s a rich, personal, individual experience and it’s waiting for you in Beaufort.

Event Schedule

Thursday, October 31

6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception & Literary Costume Party at the Pat Conroy Literary Center, Beaufort, S.C.

Friday, November 1

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Writing Intensive Groups led by 5 stellar faculty:

  • Judy Goldman, memoirist

  • Megan Mayhew Bergman, short story author & novelist

  • Jon Pineda, poet, novelist, & memoirist

  • Dana Ridenour, crime novelist & former FBI agent

  • Jason Ryan, creative nonfiction author & journalist

6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Progressive Open Mic & First Friday in downtown Beaufort

Saturday, November 2

8:30 a.m. Mindfulness & Yoga on the Green waterfront downtown Beaufort

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conroyfest Events & Independent Study time

7:00 p.m. An Evening with Mary Alice Monroe courtesy of the Pat Conroy Literary Center

Sunday, November 3

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. SCWA Member Expert Workshop led by Amber Wheeler Bacon, President SCWA, “Repeat, Repeat, Evolve: Structuring the Novel”

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. SCWA Member Expert Workshop led by Stephanie Edwards, Chapter President Beaufort, “Creative Organization for Writers”

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Slushfest with a panel of readers for literary journals, publishers, and agents



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SCWA (formerly South Carolina Writers Workshop) is a literary arts 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering a supportive environment for people to become better writers and is supported in part by the South Carolina Arts Council.

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