IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have regretfully made the decision to cancel the 2020 Author Retreat in May of this year. The health and wellness of our authors is our top priority, and we are extremely disappointed that our event has been impacted like so many others.

Save the Date for the 2020 Author Retreat!

You’re invited to join your fellow She Writes Press, SparkPress and SheBooks authors at our third all-female author retreat in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, from May 14-17, 2020. This multi-day community-building and educational event is dedicated to growing your skills as writers and celebrating our author community. Regardless of where you are in your publishing journey, this retreat is for you.

What is the Author Retreat?

This all-female event is hosted especially for our She Writes Press, SparkPress and SheBooks authors. The Author Retreat is a weekend of education and inspiration featuring panels and workshops led by industry insiders, publishing experts and authors. There is a blend of structured conference activity and plenty of downtime to enjoy the resort and recharge with your fellow authors.

What is the Author Retreat?

This all-female event is hosted especially for our She Writes Press, SparkPress and SheBooks authors. The Author Retreat is a weekend of education and inspiration featuring panels and workshops led by industry insiders, publishing experts and authors. There is a blend of structured conference activity and plenty of downtime to enjoy the resort and recharge with your fellow authors.

Introducing Our Keynote Speaker

Jennifer Weiner

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Weiner’s books have spent over five years on the New York Times bestseller list with over 11 million copies in print in 36 countries. A 2014 New Yorker profile called Jen an “unlikely feminist enforcer” and celebrated her “lively public discussion about the reception and consumption of fiction written by women.” Jen uses her social media platform to encourage women’s voices, self-esteem, and body positivity.

Exciting New Programming this Year

In addition to incorporating many of our most popular sessions in the retreat, we’re rolling out exciting new programming this year including: