Story and manuscript development come alive at this acclaimed, professional workshop for authors of fiction and nonfiction. 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 San Diego Writers Retreat is hosted by the Rohm Literary Agency and led by NY Times best-selling author and literary agent Wendy Goldman Rohm. It is being held in our private villa, and we limit this event to 20 writers. During the week-long retreat, in addition to all of the sessions at our 6000-square-foot villa, we'll be hosting a soiree at the Coronado hotel nearby. For the full conference schedule, go the Schedule page.
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. The conference includes all sessions for five days and continental breakfast each morning. There is an optional networking soiree and group dinner each evening. (For those who can not attend for the full week, we often offer a special weekend workshop. For the full conference schedule, see the Schedule page or write to us. See the Testimonials page for reviews from authors worldwide.)
The conference includes all workshop sessions (see Schedule page), continental breakfast each morning, networking soiree in the evenings, and optional outings and dinners with the attending authors. (The weekend workshop includes a light working lunch.) Writers book their own lodging, but we can help you with that (write to Margaret@RohmLiterary.com).
We offer Scholarships for all of our conferences and courses. To apply for a scholarship, write to 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.
Rohm's writing workshops have been held in the US, India, 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 (Strangers at the Golden Door, 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); 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); playwright Seamus Scanlon (The Mcgowan Trilogy); 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