We are delighted to invite you to our sixth Red House Writers weekend October 11 - 14. It will be held at the Grunewald Guild outside of Leavenworth, Washington. (https://grunewaldguild.com/community-spaces-housing/

Red House Writers is a small group of like-minded writers dedicated to developing our craft, our writing careers, and our community. These semi-annual weekend sessions emphasize learning skills, collaboration, and fostering connections.

 The retreat starts Friday afternoon and runs through Monday morning. You will join up to 20 other writers in instructional sessions Saturday and Sunday morning, with directed exercises in the afternoons and then time to write or relax. All attendees are encouraged to participate in our readings Saturday and Sunday night.

 Please complete the form below to register, and feel free to contact Jim at publisher@tahomaliteraryreview.com with any questions.


Elizabeth Austen is a poet, a teacher, and the former Poet Laureate of Washington State. Every Dress a Decision (Blue Begonia Press) was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. https://elizabethausten.wordpress.com/about/bio/. 

Juan Carlos Reyes is an author, editor, and assistant professor of creative writing. Juan teaches at Seattle University, is editor of Big Fiction Magazine, and author of A Summer's Lynching (Quarterly West) as well as Elements of a Bystander (Arcadia Press.)  https://www.jcreyes.net/.

Elizabeth plans to examine balancing intense emotional events with distance in our writing, as well as look at performing our work. Juan will present ideas about managing time in scenes, with a focus on flash-length prose. We anticipate a productive and creative weekend from this combination of flash prose, poetry, and performance.  

Cost for a shared room is $730, with discounts available for previous Red House Writer attendees (15%), and for cash payment (5%).  

Your payment includes:

  • Room
  • Meals
  • Two days of instruction
  • Writing time
  • All evening events
  • Invaluable interaction with friends, fellow writers, and instructors. 

We also are offering a limited number of daytime-only spots, which includes all of the above except lodging ($355 before discounts), and a limited number of private rooms..

Payment options

  • Deposit: A 30% deposit reserves your spot. The balance will be due September 10.
  • Online: After completing the registration form, you will be directed to a checkout page for online payment.
  • Cash:  For the cash discount (including payment by check) please note that on the registration form and we will email you pricing and payment details. 

 We look forward to seeing you in Leavenworth!


 Your Red House Writer Retreat Organizers
 Ann Beman
 Jim Gearhart
 Mare Heron Hake
 Roz Ray

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