The 2020 Writing Retreat at Chadron State Park,
Scheduled for Monday July 6th through Wednesday, July 8th, is
For the last eight summers, we have gathered to catch stories. This summer we obviously don’t want our participants to catch anything else! That’s why we’re postponing the retreat portion of our annual writing workshop due to the public health concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
We were scheduled to gather as a group and share both workshop space and lodging at Chadron State Park, in July. Nebraska Game and Parks, which operates our venue, has cancelled all group events and programs through May 31, 2020. You can read the entire policy statement here: http://outdoornebraska.gov/healthinfo/
With such uncertainty about facilities and public gatherings in July, we cannot effectively plan for the retreat, for the travel and coordination of our workshop faculty, or for the registration of participants.
We will announce soon if we will be able to stage any of our planned events in a different format (virtual or otherwise) this summer. Regardless, we will do our best to include aspects of our planned programming in future workshops. The draft program for the 2020 Workshop remains linked below as a guiding document.
CLICK HERE: 2020 Draft Program (5mb)