Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

  • Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: November 4, 2022
  • End Date: November 5, 2022
  • Day of Week: Friday, Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $350.00
  • Member Price: $315.00

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The Nest: A Weekend Writing Retreat for Parents

In an attempt to fill a career development gap and provide professional peer support for writers with children, this in-person, two-day retreat will include writing time, story mapping, group discussions, query exercises, and one-on-one consultations.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Rachel Werner

Rachel Werner


Rachel Werner is a teaching artist for Hugo House, The Loft Literary Center, and Lighthouse Writers Workshop in addition to being the founder of The Little Book Project WI. Her literary writing and craft essays have been featured by Off Menu Press, Digging Through The Fat, and Voyage YA Literary Journal. A selection of Rachel's recipes is included in Wisconsin Cocktails (UW-Press, 2020), and her poetry in the anthology Hope Is The Thing: Wisconsinites on Perseverance in a Pandemic (The Wisconsin Historical Society, 2021). She also regularly contributes content to TheKitchn, The Spruce Eats, and Fabulous Wisconsin. Her latest book, Glow and Grow: A Brown Girl's Positive Body Guide (Free Spirit Publishing), is forthcoming in fall 2024.