"One of the world's best writers' retreats.
Five days of workshopping with the finest literary talent."
Five days of workshopping with the finest literary talent."
Join us at our private villa in Kefalonia, Greece, for this acclaimed 5-day conference for authors of nonfiction and fiction, memoir, screenplays and plays. Develop your book, fine tune your manuscript, start something new, or perfect your writing in progress. Writers attend to generate new material, develop ideas, or shape their stories.
The Kefalonia 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. 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 review of Ms. Rohm's retreats.)
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 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).
Many cities have direct flights to Cephalonia (Kefalonia), including Transavia's direct flights from Paris and Amsterdam. From other cities, including New York, you would fly into Athens and then take a very short and easy flight to Cephalonia. Contact us for best travel suggestions by writing to Margaret@RohmLiterary.com.
(If you are attending our conference in Andros, Greece, you would fly into Athens and take a fast ferry to Andros. Contact us for details at Margaret@RohmLiterary.com)
Go to the Register page to register online, or to register by phone, call 1-646-845-9185.
We are also offering a Special Weekend Workshop, immediately following the 5-day conference. Join Bruno Toussaint for his very entertaining weekend on Filmic Storytelling.
Wendy Goldman Rohm is a literary agent and NY Times bestselling author, and 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.
Many of Rohm's students are accomplished authors who developed their books in her classes or workshops, or privately with her.
Our conference guests worldwide have included: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Moss; 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); 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 (In Search of Amrit Kaur; 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.