AllWriters’ Retreat


JULY 25 – 28, 2024

Come for four days of intense writing immersion at the 18th Annual AllWriters’ Retreat! Our retreat is located in the grand halls of Mount Mary University in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Our focus for the weekend is writing, writing, writing. The place is ours from Thursday morning through Sunday at 2:00 p.m.. You will have the entire four-day weekend, to write, talk with other writers, and write, and write…and write.

The event officially kicks off on Thursday evening at seven o’clock with a lecture by AllWriters’ founder and director, Kathie Giorgio. The lecture topic will be announced as we get closer to the date.

On Friday and Saturday nights, writers will form into a large workshop. Pages will be turned in three weeks in advance (due 7/4/24) of the retreat, so everyone will come to the table prepared. Participants will each receive a half-hour of workshop critique and discussion. Then, on Sunday morning, writers will gather again to complete the workshop so that every participant has a chance to have their work discussed. The event will end with an energizing Q & A that will keep your enthusiasm going after you get home. All participants will also receive a one-on-one consultation with Kathie.

The rest of the time? You’re writing, writing, writing…and writing. Our venue is beautiful and historic and peaceful. There is a labyrinth on-site. There are gorgeous grounds, and across the street, there is a riverwalk running by the Menomonee River. Nearby, there are grocery stores, restaurants, drugstores, Starbucks, anything you might need.

On Thursday night, we meet at a restaurant to talk and get to know each other before the lecture. On Friday night, there is a pizza party. On Saturday night, we will be having a picnic for dinner. You will provide your breakfast and lunch. Students flying or training in will be brought to local grocery stores for supplies. We will provide coffee, juice, milk, and assorted snacks. Our dorm floor is equipped with a fridge, stove/oven, microwave, toaster, and coffeepot.

Mount Mary is close to General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee. There is also an Amtrak station. There is no need to rent a car. We will come to pick you up.

Everyone will have their own dorm room, complete with their own bathroom. You will want to bring necessities and a few comforts from home, snacks, and whatever it is you use to write (Mount Mary will provide sheets and towels for an additional surcharge of $15). This is a wonderful place to be… the area is peaceful, and sure to inspire.

We have room for 20 writers! Come join us for a four-day weekend of writing life immersion!

The retreat will be held from Thursday, July 25, to Sunday, July 28. The cost is $450.

PLEASE NOTE: The retreat fee is non-refundable, but in case of cancellation, the fee can be applied to other classes and workshops if necessary.

For any additional inquiries, you can reach Kathie at or by calling 262.446.0284.