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Summer Writing Retreat 2024: The Write Away

July 8 2024 - July 31 2024

$99.00 – $159.00


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The Write Away (Member Price)
2024 SWR / Write Away
$ 99.00
The Write Away (Non-Member Price)
2024 SWR / Write Away
$ 159.00

$99 for Members, $159 for Non-Members

Registration for the Write Away includes access to the special events and programs being hosted during the month for Summer Writing Retreat participants, including registration for a Saturday Craft Seminar with author Steve Almond (July 13; includes a copy of the book) and weekly presentations and meet-ups.

Registration for the Write Away will close at 5:00 PM CDT on Monday, July 15.

Commit to your writing and spend your July with a community of writers. 

If you’d like to be a part of the Summer Writing Retreat but you’re not ready to commit to a class – or maybe you’re just getting started on a project and you’d like to get in as much writing time as you can – our special Write Away option might be just the thing for you.

The Write Away is a great way to hold yourself accountable – and make sure you set aside that time for you and your writing – while meeting other writers and sharing in the community of this special month long experience. Plus, you’re a part of the larger Summer Writing Retreat program, which means you can join your fellow writers for all of our special events. A win win!

Each Write Away session is three hours in length and will take place every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (7/8-7/31, 12 sessions total) on Zoom from 6:30 PM CDT to 9:30 PM CDT.

About the Write Away sessions: 

Log in, sit down, write. It’s that easy.

These are 3-hour sessions on Zoom led by a WLT staff member. Each session begins with an opportunity for sharing your intentions for the evening – what you’ll be working on, any goals you have – plus a warm-up exercise. After that, we turn our cameras and microphones off for the three hours (with everyone welcome to check-in via the chat box throughout) and then the group comes back together at the end for a “we did it! Goodnight!” You can stay for all three hours or just pop in for a short time; attend all 12 sessions or skip the ones you need to skip; it’s up to you! But the space will be there for you – and your fellow writers will be there for you – all month long.

Anyone registered for the Write Away will also have access to the special events and programs being hosted during the month for Summer Writing Retreat participants, including the Saturday Craft Seminar (July 13) and weekly presentations and meet-ups.

Plus: Three of our Write Away participants will be selected to read during the closing Student Reading Night event.

You may register online, or download the mail-in registration form here.

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it. If you prefer this option, please email wlt@writersleague.org with a copy of the form as well to ensure we add you to the class roster as soon as possible.

Expecting to see the member price, but it’s not appearing?

Confirm you are logged into your account first and foremost. The member price will only appear when you are logged into your account and have an active membership on file. If you are having trouble accessing your account, please email member@writersleague.org and explain the situation.

Class & Event Registration Policy

Once a purchase has been made, registrations are not refundable and cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a registration and then find you cannot attend the class or event, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org and let us know the name and contact information for the person who will be using the registration so that we can update the class or event roster.

Accessibility Policy

Closed captioning is available for all online classes and special events.

The WLT is committed to making its programs & services accessible to all writers. Please contact us at wlt@writersleague.org or at 512-499-8914 for more information or to discuss accommodations you may need.

Credit Card Transaction Handling Fee Policy

All credit card transactions will incur a 4% handling fee. If you’d prefer to pay by check for membership, a class, or an event, you can use the provided forms on the membership or event pages and mail to: WLT, P.O. Box 14355, Austin, TX, 78704.


Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven’t taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email the WLT staff at wlt@writersleague.org if you’d like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.


Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one month after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE. 

Plan to log in to the online platform an hour before the class so that you can update your software or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually only take a few minutes, but you don’t want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at wlt@writersleague.org.

Cultural Arts City of Austin

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.


July 8 2024
July 31 2024
$99.00 – $159.00
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Online via Zoom