"One of the world's best writers' retreats."
Lonely Planet, 2019 (For full review, click here.)
Lonely Planet, 2019 (For full review, click here.)
Join us for a special 5-day retreat and conference at our private loft in Biarritz, France, by the beach. This event is limited to 10 writers. Story and manuscript development come alive at this acclaimed, professional workshop for authors of fiction and nonfiction, screenwriters, playwrights, and poets. Develop your book, fine tune your manuscript, and perfect your writing in progress. Writers of all levels attend to generate new material, develop ideas, or shape their stories.
The Biarritz Writers Retreat is hosted by the Rohm Literary Agency and led by NY Times best-selling author and literary agent Wendy Goldman Rohm. Ms. Rohm's conferences have been held since 2002 worldwide, originally inspired by the series of honorary Masters Teas she presented at Yale University. (See the Kirkus Reviews' spotlight on Wendy Goldman Rohm.)
At the conference, participating writers are guided through the creation process, fine tuning and perfecting their work--from the seed of an idea to a high-quality draft. (See Lonely Planet's 2019 review.)
The weekend retreat includes all sessions and a light lunch and cocktail soiree in the evenings. There is also an optional group dinner each evening. For the full conference schedule, see the Schedule page or write to us. See the Testimonials page for reviews from authors worldwide.
This year we are also offering a Weekend Workshop on Filmic Storytelling with Bruno Toussaint. We offer a discount to writers who attend the previous week's conference.
Writers can choose a room right in our villa or book their own lodging nearby.
Go to the Register page to register online, or to register by phone, call 1-646-845-9185. You may also write for more information: Margaret@RohmLiterary.com
Wendy Goldman Rohm has taught and lectured for MediaBistro, Yale University, onboard the QEII, and numerous universities and organizations in the US, Europe and Asia. She has presented her writing workshops since 2002 across the U.S., Europe, Asia and India.
Rohm's writing workshops have been held in the US, India, Italy, Greece, France, Ireland, South Africa, and Thailand, and have featured numerous guest artists.
Our conference guests worldwide have included: Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta (Maximum City; Knopf); legendary literary agent Phoebe Larmore, whose clients include Margaret Atwood and Tom Robbins; author Saket Soni (The Great Escape, Hachette/Algonquin Books), who developed his book with Ms. Rohm at the conference in 2018; best-selling author Rebecca Walker; author Mira Kamdar (Motiba's Tattoos); novelist Scott Bergstrom (The Cruelty, now in production with Netflix); playwright Seamus Scanlon (The McGowan Trilogy); Broadway producer Brian Swibel; screenwriter and film director Pan Nalin (Samsara, Ayurveda: The Art of Being, and Valley of Flowers); journalist/author Livia Manera Sambuy (Philip Roth Unmasked; You'll Never Write About Me Again); French author/filmmaker Helene Guetary; author Bhaswati Battacharya (Everyday Ayurveda); creative director/author Prudence Fenton; Obie-award-winning playwright Robert Auletta; legendary literary agent Mr. Sterling Lord (who represented authors Jack Kerouac and Ken Kesey, among others); playwright Fabrice Rozie (Transatlantic Liaison); author Hajjar Gibran (The Return of the Prophet); Glamour S.A. editor-in-chief/writer Pnina Fenster; acclaimed fiction and nonfiction authors Hilary Masters and Kathleen George; French novelist Bruno Garel; international bestselling author Peter Nichols; Emmy Award winning writer Alan Cooke; bestselling Thai author Thitinart na Pattalung; British screenwriter Jane Hawksley (Je T’aime Paris), and many others.
Rohm also hosts ongoing online Book Development Classes for authors worldwide. Go to the Register page to register online, or call 1-646-845-9185 (NY) to register by phone, or in Paris call: 0785 782 991. If you prefer you may email our administrative assistant at Margaret@RohmLiterary.com
WENDY GOLDMAN ROHM heads The Rohm Literary Agency and is a NY Times best-selling author whose books have been published in 14 languages around the world. Her work has been published by Random House, The New York Times Syndicate International, The Atlantic, Wired magazine, Tina Brown's Talk magazine, Vogue, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Financial Times of London, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and many others. Her writing workshops were inspired by the honorary Masters Teas she presented at Yale University. She's also been a literary agent and author for Sterling Lord Literistic; The Waxman Agency; Waterside Productions; and founded the Rohm Agency to represent emerging authors of fiction and nonfiction. She's been a commentator on numerous national and international broadcasts, including: Nightline, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and dozens of programs on NBC, CNBC, PBS radio and television, CNN, CBS, ABC, and BBC radio and television. (See the Kirkus Reviews' spotlight on Wendy Goldman Rohm.) Rohm and Paris Writers Retreat are members of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.