Join us at our first regional retreat!
Southwestern Regional Retreat “Purr-fect Creativity”
March 8-10, 2024
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Tickets and Pricing
Tickets for the Purr-fect Creativity Retreat go on sale November 1, 2023. Ticket prices include lodging and food.
- Early-bird pricing, for CWA members only, is $125.
- Regular pricing, starting December 1, and open to all is $149 (if the event is not already full).
About the Retreat
Enjoy catnip, creativity, and rustic elegance in the company of others like yourself, whether you’re a writer, photographer, artist, broadcaster, or musician who creates material about cats!
Registration fee includes lodging (shared bedrooms)…
And all activities! There are many creativity-sparking amenities at Castle Farms!
(Agenda subject to change)
Friday, March 8, 2024
10 am Attendees can start arriving
10 am Airport pickup from Ft. Smith Regional Airport begins
11 am Welcome Snacks
6 pm Welcome Reception & Dinner
7 pm Book Signings and Exchanges
7 pm Special Skills Consults
Saturday, March 9, 2024
8 am Breakfast and Brainstorming Discussion with Dusty Rainbolt—Learn strategies for overcoming writers’ block and expanding content.
10 am Group Break-Out Discussions: Writing critiques, brainstorming, self-publishing
10 am-3 pm Pitch the Publisher (Selina Rosen with Yard Dog Press) / Publisher pitch critique
1 pm Creativity Prompts Treasure Hunt
2 pm On Your Own
5 pm Happy Hour
7 pm Dinner
8 pm Networking / On Your Own
9 pm Bonfire
Sunday, March 10, 2024
8 am Breakfast and Marketing Discussion with Amy Shojai—Learn essential marketing strategies for cat-related books, businesses and publications.
2 pm See you next year
Can you already feel your creative spark returning?
The nearest airport is Fort Smith Regional Airport – 17 miles from Castle Farms.
Castle Farms can provide transportation to and from airport – $20.00
The registration fee includes lodging of shared bedrooms in the lodge. If you prefer a private room, there are hotels in the Ft. Smith area. Search your favorite site for nearby lodging.
The Travelers Inn is a modest, clean, budget-friendly, family owned property 6.8 miles, 11 minutes, from the Castle Farms venue. The rooms have a microwave, mini fridge, TV, and free Wi-Fi. Room rate: $75 a night.
3109 Alma Hwy
Van Buren, AR 72956
Need more details about the program?
Contact the coordinator for this event, Dusty Rainbolt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.