Writing Retreat 2021: Baltimore

October 13-16, 2021
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor,
Baltimore, Maryland 

We’re delighted to offer an East coast retreat for WFWA members!

Join fellow women’s fiction writers for three amazing days of workshops, writing, networking, and fun in Baltimore, MarylandOctober 13-16, 2021


Registration is CLOSED. Get on the wait list here.


Workshop Presenter
Registration Fee


We’re excited to have Tiffany Yates Martin, editor and author of Intuitive Editing, as the workshop presenter in 2021.

Over the three days of the retreat, attendees will split their time between workshop sessions with Tiffany, writing, connecting with other women’s fiction authors, and recharging their creative wells.

During the workshop sessions, Tiffany will be leading attendees in a deep-dive into creating layered, believable, engaging people within your stories, and imbuing them with strong, clear drives, motivations, and goals. We’ll break down why your plot has to be rooted in your characters and their arcs, and how to use that to create a tight, compelling story that maintains momentum to keep readers hooked. 


Preliminary schedule


Wednesday, October 13


  • Check-in and orientation
  • Dinner on your own


Thursday, October 14


  • Check-in table will be set up for anyone who wasn’t able to grab their packets on Wednesday
  • Breakfast
  • Workshop from 9 am – 12 pm
  • Lunch on your own
  • Writing, downtime
  • Dinner and discussion 


Friday, October 15


  • Breakfast
  • Workshop from 9 am – 12 pm
  • Group lunch and discussion
  • Afternoon and evening is yours to write, relax, connect with other attendees, explore the amazing areas around the hotel or Fells Point (drinks with the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe anyone?)


Saturday, October 16


  • Breakfast
  • Workshop from 9 am – 12 pm
  • Lunch on your own
  • Dinner and discussion


Sunday, October 17


  • Check-out and good-byes!

Registration Fee

Registration fee: $445 (includes breakfast each day, dinner on Thursday and Saturday, and lunch on Friday).

Your retreat registration fee pays for the event itself. It does not include hotel, airfare, transportation to the hotel, or other expenses not expressly stated above.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a current cap of 80.


The retreat is being held at the lovely Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, with easy access to restaurants and cultural activities.

Hotel rooms are $150 plus applicable tax and fees, single or double occupancy.

Reservations will be made directly through the hotel. After you have registered for the retreat, you will be sent a link to our block of rooms to get the group rate.

All attendees will be required to comply with hotel and state restrictions for masks and social distancing. WFWA encourages each attendee to review guidelines posted by the hotel and the state.

You can find more about The Kimpton Hotel safety protocols here.

Cancellation Policy

Please read carefully, as cancellation terms have changed. We will no longer be able to issue full refunds.*

Until May 30: 75% refund less $50 cancellation fee

June 1 – July 15: 50% refund less $50 cancellation fee

No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after July 15. 

 *We understand the COVID-related uncertainty, and the wellbeing of our members and presenters is of utmost importance. In the event that WFWA cancels the retreat, we will issue full refunds for those who are registered at time of cancellation.