Alumni Reunion Retreat

Pigeon Forge, TN

November 3rd-7th, 2021


About this Retreat

This retreat is currently open only to Wordsmith alumni. For everyone's safety, all participants must be fully vaccinated by the time of the retreat.

Let's try this again, shall we?


You've been waiting for it for a long time, and the Alumni Retreat is finally here! (Again!) Are you ready for some fun, Wordsmithers? Our passionate alums - many of whom are on their third, fourth, or even ninth (!!) retreat - are the heart of Wordsmith Workshops and it's crazy to us that some of you haven't even met yet! So let's all get together in a luxe cabin in the beautiful Smoky Mountains and just have a good time!

This retreat will be less structured than our usual offerings with no critiques and less formal teaching on offer, but that doesn't mean the advice (and publishing gossip) won't be flowing! And, most importantly, Chef Lynn and her famous chicken cutlets will be there while we hang out, take a dip in the pool, play a few rounds of Mafia, venture out to Dollywood, and maybe even write a little. 

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Wednesday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 7th, 2021


The price of the retreat is $600-$850 depending on the type of bed and room you choose.


This include the full program of the retreat, all meals provided by our private chef, and transportation to and from the airport in Knoxville if needed.​


A $200 deposit is required to secure your place at the time of booking. The remainder of the balance is due sixty days before the start of the retreat. Our cancellation policy and terms and conditions can be found here.


This retreat is currently open only to writers who have previously attended one of our workshops. 


It is contingent on a minimum sign-up; if that minimum is not reached, the retreat will be cancelled and your money will be fully refunded. 

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