Join fellow writers as Writing Excuses hosts two amazing writing workshops and retreats in 2022!

Capitol Reef, UT – June 27 to July 2

Go off the grid with WXR instructors Mary Robinette Kowal and Dan Wells, joined by Astronaut Cady Coleman, for a writing retreat focused on astronomy and space exploration at the Capitol Reef Field Station in Utah, which has a Gold rating from the International Dark Sky Association. Make the most of this, the darkest week of the month, to draw inspiration from nightly stargazing and learn from workshops focused on astronomy, space exploration, science communication, and how to portray those topics in fiction.

Click here to register for Capitol Reef!

Caribbean Cruise – September 11 to 18

Cruise with WXR core hosts Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells, plus Margaret Dunlap and DongWon Song on the Liberty of the Seas, casting off from Galveston Texas with stops in Costa Maya, Roatán, Belize, and Cozumel for the perfect combination of relaxation, learning, and writing.

Join us in seminars designed for working writers who are interested in leveling up their skill set, critique groups, unlocking sessions, reading practice, and opportunities to discuss all aspects of writing as a career with multiple career pros.

It’s a cruise ship. On the ocean. With great food, fun ship board activities, adventurous excursions – and writerly minds to keep you company.

Click here to register for Caribbean Cruise!

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We hope you’ll join us for one or both of these great events to spend writing time with fellow writers, the Writing Excuses team, and some truly wonderful guest instructors!


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