Catholic Writers Retreat in DeWitt, MI | October 9-13, 2023 | Catholic Writers Guild

Catholic Writers Retreat in DeWitt, MI | October 9-13, 2023 | Catholic Writers Guild

Aug 21, 2023 | Articles, Latest

Our friends at the Catholic Writers Guild are hosting a writing retreat that ends the day before LegendHaven! Any of our writing friends in Michigan? Consider meeting up with them.

We’re happy to encourage writers to meet up in person: writing is a social activity – at some point along the line! Either at the beginning, middle, or afterward. Writers need a community to share feedback and support each other.

The Catholic Writers Guild’s Retreat for Catholic Writers has returned and is scheduled for October 9-13, 2023, at St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Michigan.

The retreat offers ample time away from life’s distractions to focus on writing, whether it’s developing a proposal, polishing a manuscript, banging out a first draft, or meeting an editorial deadline. Time is provided for critiques by fellow Catholic writers.

Deacon Greg Kandra, best known for his popular blog “The Deacon’s Bench,” will deliver daily reflections. Deacon Kandra is an author, speaker, blogger, and award-winning journalist, who was ordained a deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn in 2007.

Cost, including room and all meals, is $875. The retreat center is conveniently located five minutes north of Lansing, Michigan, an easy drive from the airport, and a shuttle is provided.

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The Catholic Writers Guild, formed in 2007, is an international membership group for lay and religious Catholic writers, helping them to succeed through education and fellowship, including live and online conferences, retreats, critique groups, and more. Learn more at


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Dominic Vera

Founder of LegendFiction, and a total Wandery. Geeks over epics, mystics, science, the angelic, & Netflix. A young, Catholic dad and novelist passionate about worldbuilding and faith-inspired fiction. A graduate from the Writer’s Institute for Children’s Literature, self-published a children’s novel, and works as a full time marketer and graphic designer. Married, with a small girl and a smaller corgi. Website | See more of Dominic's posts

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