National Writing Project

2006 Professional Writing Retreat A

Professional Writing Retreats Events

2006 Professional Writing Retreat A

Writing Your Draft

August 3–6, 2006

Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat
Leavenworth, Washington

This retreat is designed for writers who have a clear idea of what they will write about and are ready to spend sustained time doing so. On-site facilitators and editors provide support for writers. Through sharing their work in small writing groups and other contexts, participants become part of a community of writers. The retreat is designed to accommodate writers at all levels of development.

Retreat activities include
  • long stretches of time to write
  • response from writing group members
  • one-on-one conferences with editors and facilitators
  • a workshop on professional writing
  • publication of an anthology of "intermediate" drafts.
Retreat A is limited to 20 participants.

Please see information Writing Retreat B, Editing and Publication.

View photographs from the 2004 Professional Writing Retreat A.

Participation in this retreat is by online application only. The pool of participants chosen will be as representative as possible of the geographic, racial, and ethnic diversity of the writing project. It will include teacher-consultants and site leaders—kindergarten through university—with a range of writing interests, experience, and content-area knowledge.

Travel and Lodging

NWP will cover the cost of double-occupancy rooms and meals. Participants are responsible for travel costs and incidentals. (Local sites may be able to help with travel expenses.)
Applications are no longer being accepted. To view the original application information, click here.

Downloadable Files

Professional Writing Retreats Brochure
PDF Download PDF


For more information, contact us at
© 2023 National Writing Project