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2017 RMFW Writers Retreat (Four Days)

  • Franciscan Retreat Center

    7740 Deer Hill Grove, Colorado Springs,, CO (map)

    38.949337 -104.875160

  • Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Fifth Annual Writers Retreat 
    April 6, 2017 - April 9, 2017

    Our 2017 location, the Franciscan Retreat Centerin Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a peaceful, breathtaking setting in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. You're sure to find inspiration in the natural beauty that will surround you. Come write with us!

    For the full four-day schedule, Click Here or follow the link below.

    Please Note 
    Like most events on the CWC Calendar, this four-day retreat is hosted by a participating group, so you must RSVP and pay at the RMFW webpage to register.


    Cost - Registration opens on October 1, 2016

    • $389 - Single attendee rate. Three nights with a room to yourself, plus meals.

    • $299 - "Bring a Buddy" rate. Three nights sharing a room with two twin beds, plus meals. *[masked] if you do not have a buddy and would like to be assigned a buddy. There is no guarantee someone will be available. If no buddy is available you will be charged the single attendee rate. 

    • $60 -  "Days Only" rate for writers who want to make their own lodging arrangements or drive home at night. This covers one day of the retreat plus meals for that day. You may select one or more days.

    RMFW does not aim to make money on the retreat; we aim to break even. We divide the total costs (location rental plus speaker fees) by the target number of attendees to give you the most affordable experience possible. 

    You must register with RMFW to RSVP and reserve your place. 

     Special Guests

    Susan Spann

    Susan Spann is the 2015 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Writer of the Year and author of the Hiro Hattori novels, featuring ninja detective Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo. Her debut, CLAWS OF THE CAT (Minotaur, 2013), was a Library Journal Mystery Debut of the Month and a Silver Falchion finalist for Best First Novel. Her fourth mystery, THE NINJA’S DAUGHTER, releases from Seventh Street Books in August 2016. Susan is also a publishing attorney; she founded and curates the #PubLaw Twitter hashtag, where she provides authors with publishing-related legal and business information.

    Anita Mumm

    Anita Mumm is a freelance novel editor based in Denver. Before starting Mumm’s the Word Editing & Critique Services, she worked in submissions and foreign rights at Nelson Literary Agency. Her editing clients include traditionally published and indie authors at all levels of experience, from international bestsellers to first time novelists. In addition to her editing projects, she frequently teaches classes and workshops about writing and publishing, both online and in person. For more information about Anita and her work, visit


    Since 2009, Susan Brooks has served on RMFW's board as hospitality chair, conference chair, contest co-chair, and retreat chair. She holds a master's degree in publishing from George Washington University and has several years' editorial experience. She has worked as a developmental editor, managing editor, and project manager, and currently serves as Editor in Chief at Literary Wanderlust, a small traditional press located in Denver. Susan's main focus is women's fiction, romance, erotica, historical fiction, and interesting non-fiction projects. You can follow her as @oosuzieq on Twitter and read her weekly blog The Writer's Bag of Tricks.

    Learn More at RMFW

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