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Delaware Writers Retreat


Every two years, the Delaware Division of the Arts organizes and hosts a mini Writers Retreat. Lodging, food, and workshops by writing professionals are included. The application process is competitive, and participants are chosen based on the merit of their writing submissions. Work samples are juried in an anonymous review process. Participants pay a share of the fees with the remainder of the costs subsidized by Delaware Division of the Arts professional development funds.

 

2018 Delaware Writers Retreat

Plans are underway for the 2018 Delaware Seashore Poets and Prose Writers Retreat to be held November 1-4, 2018 at the Cottages at Indian River Marina, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Information and applications will be posted in the spring of 2018

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Twenty-two writers from around the state attended the Division’s 2016 Delaware Seashore Poets and Prose Writers Retreat from November 3-6, 2016, at the Cottages at Indian River Marina, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. One attendee summarized the experience, “Amazing weekend of focusing on writing and interacting with other writers. Did wonders for my confidence in my writing skills.” Workshops were led by novelist, H. G. Carrillo and poet, Diana Goetsch.

Twenty-one writers from around the state attended the Division’s 2014 Cape Henlopen Poetry and Prose Writers Retreat from October 16-19, 2014, at the Virden Conference Center, Lewes, Delaware. Workshops were led by former Delaware Poet Laureate, JoAnn Balingit and Alice Elliott Dark, a short story author and novelist.

Sixteen writers from around the state attended the Division’s 2012 Poets and Writers Retreat at Cape Henlopen from September 27-30, 2012 at the Biden Center, Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware. Workshops were led by former Delaware Poet Laureate, JoAnn Balingit and Frank Giampietro; and Tama Baldwin, creative nonfiction.

Fifteen writers from around the state attended the Division’s 2012 Poets and Writers Retreat at Cape Henlopen from October 21-24, 2010 at the Biden Center, Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware. Workshops were led by former Delaware Poet Laureate, JoAnn Balingit and Alice Elliott Dark, a short story author and novelist.

 


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