Published on February 10th, 2017 | by University Communications


Fifth Annual Sandhill Writers Retreat set for May 20

All who enjoy writing are urged to take part in the fifth annual Sandhill Writers Retreat at University Campus, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 20. The one-day retreat is an opportunity to enjoy workshops with visiting authors and members of university’s creative writing faculty in a serene setting and at modest cost. The retreat will offer 13 hands-on writing classes in fiction, nonfiction, journalism, poetry, spoken word, and writing for veterans. There will be an optional open-reading time for participants at lunchtime, and a faculty reading and book signing session later in the day. Registration for members of the public is $85. Teachers, non-SLU students, and senior citizens will be admitted for $65. Registration is only $25 for veterans and active-duty military, and SLU students, faculty, and staff. A box lunch will also be available for purchase or participants may bring their own.

Regular registration closes May 12. Late registrants pay an additional fee. A limited number of one-on-one manuscript consultations will also be available for an additional fee of $75 to writers who provide up to 10 pages of work (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry) for review by May 1.

More information on the retreat faculty and overall registration instructions are available at All other questions should be addressed to Gianna Russo, creative writing instructor and Sandhill Retreat director, at or (352) 588-8282.

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