Washington Romance Writers
2023 In The Company of Writers Retreat and Conference
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Shirlington
June 2, 2023 from 5:00 pm - Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm
The premier writing conference and retreat experience in the Washington D.C. area.
What to Expect:
Welcome/ Networking Happy Hour ...Workshops... Writing Activities... Luncheon with Speakers and Attendees... Book Signing... and MUCH MORE!
WRW Members: $75 Early Bird Rate (if register by April 24, 2023
$100 (after April 24, 2023)
Non-Members: $100 Early Bird Rate (if register by April 24, 2023)
$125 (after April 24, 2023)
By Telephone: Please call 1-877-STAYHGI and mention the group name Washington Romance Writers or group code WRW when making your reservation.
Online: Please visit www.arlingtonshirlington.hgi.com. Enter the dates of your stay, next to the dates select “Special Rates”. In the “Group Code” field, type your group code WRW then “Check Rooms and Rates”.
Booking Link: When using the following booking link, enter your dates then select “Update”.
Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=DCAASGI&groupCode=WRW&arrivaldate=2023-06-02&departuredate=2023-06-04&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT
The cutoff date to make reservations for the retreat is May 2nd, 2023. Please book prior to this date. After the cutoff date, reservations will be made at the prevailing daily rate based upon hotel availability.
Daytime parking (3rd level of the Hotel parking garage): FREE
Overnight Parking for Individual Car: $18
The Hilton Garden Inn is located 10-15 minutes from Reagan National Airport, and its shuttle service is available by request. The shuttle service operates daily between 7:30 am and 10:30 pm and picks up from Regan National Airport (DCA) and the Pentagon City Metro Station. You may request the shuttle by calling 703-820-2876 AFTER you have retrieved your luggage.
Friday, June 2, 2023
5:00 - 7:00 pm
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Networking Happy Hour (Refreshments provided)
Saturday, June 3, 2023
7:30 - 9:00 am
8:00 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 10:30 am
Beyond Pumpkin Patches and Christmas Cookies: How to Write a Heartwarming, Hallmark-Sweet Romance
Speaker: Teri Wilson
10:30 - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Business of Publishing
Speaker: Lynda Rees
12:30 - 2:00 pm
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Workshop: Focus on Story Issues
Speaker: Jen Graybeal
3:30 - 3:45 pm
3:45 - 4:45 pm
4:45 - 6:30 pm
Book Signing with our Speakers
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 4, 2023
8:00 to 9:30 am
9:30 - 11:45 am
Workshop: Better Faster Academy: Strengths for a Writer's Day
Speaker: Becca Syme
11:45 am to 12:00 pm