The Maine Romance Writers annual retreat will be held at the Embassy Suites in Portland, Maine on May 17-18, 2019. Our intimate writing retreat attracts writers at various stages in their writing career from novice to the multi-published.

This year's speakers:

Carla Neggers
"From Premise to Publication: Top Tips for Novelists"

Terri Brisbin
"Hooks and How to Use Them--A Pantser's View on Plotting"

Gail Chianese
"Writing the Military Hero--Beyond the Badass SEAL"

Yvonne Ventresca
"Keep the Pages Turning: Maximizing Suspense in Your Novel"

Jade Webb
"Your Author Website: Crafting Your Platform"

The retreat is currently full, but if you'd like to be put on a waiting list, please email the retreat chairperson at:

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