2017 Writers Retreat

Come! Delight in God’s Word and Sacrament. Delight in writing in a beautiful and serene retreat setting. Delight in meeting and sharing with other Catholic writers and publishers.

Featured Speaker, Elizabeth Scalia, Obl, OSB

Elizabeth Scalia is Editor-in-Chief of the English edition of, an online Catholic lifestyle magazine publishing in seven languages. She is the author of Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bad Habits Before They Kick Us (OSV) and Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life. Elizabeth is a Benedictine Oblate, an international speaker, and an award-winning Catholic columnist whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Guardian (UK) and many other secular and sacred publications. Her children long grown, she lives on Long Island with her husband and a very fast, very funny looking dog.

Retreat dates: October 8-12, 2017

Cost of the retreat is $550.00 per person, and includes four nights’ accommodations and meals. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at registration.


St. Francis Retreat Center – Dewitt, Michigan
703 E Main St,
Dewitt, MI 48820
…Just 5 minutes north of Lansing! Easy to get to from the airport.

Register online at or email

Catholic Writers Conference Live

In conjunction with the CMN’s annual trade show for Catholic publishers and book stores, join us for our next in-the-flesh writer’s conference in Summer 2017.

CWCL is set for July 19-21, one again at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago, Illinios. We’re still in the planning stages, so registration is not yet open. If you’d like us to notify you when registration is open, please sign up here. (CWG members – we will let you know in the monthly newsletters.) Also, bookmark this page and come back – we’ll add news as we get presenters and publisher information.

Curious about what happens at a live conference? Download the latest 2016 CWC Live Schedule.

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