Join us at our private villa in Palm Springs, California, for this acclaimed conference with writers of fiction and nonfiction, memoir, screenplays and plays. Develop your book, fine tune your story, start something new, or perfect your writing in progress. Writers attend to generate new material, develop ideas, and explore all the ingredients of narrative and storytelling.
The Palm Springs 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.)
Contact us for help with your bookings or for more info. (See Lonely Planet's 2019 review of Ms. Rohm's creative retreats.)
The conference includes all sessions for five days and continental breakfast. (Or you may choose the weekend workshop.)There is an optional networking soiree and 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.
The 5-day event takes place at our private villa. The conference also offers optional outings and dinners with the attending authors. Writers book their own lodging nearby our conference villa, but we can help you with that (Margaret@RohmLiterary.com).
Go to the Register page to register online, or to register by phone, call 1-646-845-9185,
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.
Our conference guests worldwide have included: Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Moss; Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta (Maximum City, Knopf; The Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto, FSG); legendary literary agent Phoebe Larmore, whose clients include Margaret Atwood and Tom Robbins; author Saket Soni (The Great Escape, Algonquin Books, 2023), who developed his book with Ms. Rohm at the conference in 2018; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Moss; best-selling author Rebecca Walker; best-selling author Scott Bergstrom (The Cruelty, also in film production with Netflix); bestselling author Peter Nichols (A Voyage for Madmen; Evolution's Captain; The Rocks); author Mira Kamdar (Motiba's Tattoos); playwright Seamus Scanlon (The McGowan Trilogy); Broadway producer Brian Swibel; screenwriter and film director Pan Nalin (Last Film Show; Samsara; Ayurveda: The Art of Being; and Valley of Flowers); journalist/author Livia Manera Sambuy (In Search of Amrit Kaur (FSG, March 2023), Philip Roth Unmasked, You'll Never Write About Me Again); French author/filmmaker Helene Guetary; 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. Rohm is also a literary agent whose clients and partners include Random House, Penguin Books, Dorling Kindersley, Little Brown, Netflix, Wondery, Glass Entertainment, Dragonfly TV, the New York Times, John Wiley & Sons, and many others. Her writing workshops were inspired by the honorary Masters Teas she presented at Yale University. She 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.