The Maine Romance Writers' annual retreat will be held at the Embassy Suites in Portland, Maine on May 15-16, 2020. Our intimate writing retreat attracts writers at various stages in their writing career from novice to the multi-published.

This year's speakers:

Jamie Beck & Regina Kyle
"Laying Down the Law: How Basic Legal Concepts Can Help You Plot and Enhance Conflict"

Tammi Labrecque
"Newsletter Ninja"

Stacy Juba
"How to Give Your Novel a Strong Backbone"

Gail Eastwood
"Your Writing Voice"

Kari Lemor
"Accurate Portrayal of Characters with Disabilities"

The retreat is currently full. If you'd like to be put on the waiting list, please email:

Cancelation notices before February 29th will be refunded 100%. Cancelations between March 1-30th will be refunded 50%. Cancelations after April 1 will not be refunded. 

Hotel Information:
The retreat will be held at the Embassy Suites in Portland, Maine. The discount code is good for one night before and one night after as well. Rooms are limited so be sure to reserve as soon as your registration is complete. Booking Link Code: MRW

MRW Retreat 2018

 Drinks, appetizers, and schmoozing on the patio. 

Our 2018 Emily Allen Member of the Year Award recipient...Deb Noone! Look at that shocked face! 

Friday Night After Party 

Another stunning quilt made by the generous Mary Platt. This year's winner...Jean Paglio