Registration, Costs & Info

2019 Writing Retreat

Monday June 17th through Wednesday, June 19th  At Fort Robinson State Park

Registration All of the following options include opening night BBQ/Reception, Tuesday and Wednesday lunch-in-quarters, light refreshments, and three nights lodging, Monday-Wednesday, at our retreat venue.*

  • General Registration: $350(Includes one-year membership to the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society)
  • Current Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Members & Students (High School or College): $300
  • ADVANCED WORKSHOP: ADD $75 (must be enrolled in the retreat. Space is limited. Details below.)
  • Guest/Non-Participant $50 (This registration level is for spouses, friends and significant others who plan to accompany retreat participants, and does not include access to the workshop sessions. We have a small number of private queen rooms for couples.
      • DEADLINE: June 1, 2019
      • Space is limited to 25 writers.Early registration is encouraged.
    • Refunds: Due to limited space in the RETREAT, refunds can only be offered up to TEN days after Registration. For planning purposes, there will be no refunds made after May 30th.

*This is a writing retreat, with an emphasis on building a community of writers in our three days together. Participants will not only share their writing in process, but also the 1890 Brick Officer Quarters. This is a large building, but be aware that sleeping accommodations will be communal, with up to four individual bunks in some of the rooms. (When registering you may indicate if you are attending with another person, and if you are comfortable with gender-neutral room assignments. We have some private rooms with queen-sized beds available for couples.) There is a full kitchen and refrigerator available.

If you prefer not to stay in the retreat venue, (or for those traveling from afar who may want a place to stay in the region before and after the events), rooms are available at the Lodge (about $79 per night) or a nearby hotel in Crawford (5 minutes) or Chadron (35 minutes). There are also camping facilities available. A list of lodging options appears at the end of this program. These costs and arrangements are your own.

NOTE: Many of our events take place outdoors and in historic buildings. Participants should be prepared to navigate stairs and for moderate physical activity in variable weather.

 Advanced Workshop: Monday, June 17th

With Brad Aaron Modlin

  • “Advanced” because it occurs in advance of the retreat, and because it is tailored to writers who have more developed drafts of writing that they would like to share in a small workshop setting.
  • Limited to EIGHT writers focusing on prose or poetry, with advanced, individualized feedback from Brad. Pages will be submitted in advance of the workshop session, per Brad’s instructions.
  • COST: an additional $75 to the Registration fees outlined above.


–Visit our ARCHIVE PAGE for information on  Previous Workshops

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