The Maine Romance Writers is now accepting workshop proposals for our Annual Writers’ Retreat to 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. We are looking for workshops on a wide variety of topics such as craft, career, writing life, promo, marketing, self-publishing etc.

Please complete the retreat proposal form by October 1, 2018.. We waive the conference fee for our speakers, which includes all workshops, an open bar Friday night, as well as dinner and a casual after party in one of the suites, breakfast courtesy of the hotel if you stay the night, and lunch on Saturday.
Email questions to Retreat Chair Marianne Rice at

Thank you,
Marianne Rice
Retreat Chair, MRW

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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