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After a break due to COVID, we are looking forward to gathering again in the French Quarter. Here are the details:

The New Orleans Writing Marathon is excited to announce our summer retreat is set for Monday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 13. We hope you can join us for three full days of writing together in New Orleans. 


The retreat is for adults. We welcome anyone who wants to write, regardless of experience level. This includes writing teachers and teacher-consultants with the National Writing Project. 


If you’d like overnight accommodations, our host hotel is the Hotel Provincial, located at 1024 Chartres Street. They are offering a room block rate of $109 per night. You may book by calling 1-800-535-7922 and asking for the Writing Marathon room rate. The booking deadline to receive this rate is Thursday, June 16.


Daily marathons begin at 10 am with a morning gathering, followed by writing in small groups around the French Quarter and beyond. We will meet together at 5:00 pm for an evening read-around. Morning and evening gatherings will be at our host venue, Beauregard-Keyes House, located at 1113 Chartres Street.  


Cost is $20 per day or $50 for all three days. Registration is required and capacity is limited, so register soon to secure your spot. 

COVID Policy

We require proof of COVID vaccination or a negative PCR test as follows:

Two (2) doses in a 2-dose vaccine series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or

One (1) dose in a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Acceptable proof of vaccine:

  • LA Wallet app SMART health card

  • An original digital photo or photocopy of CDC vaccination card (both sides)

  • An official vaccine record issued by another state, a foreign nation, or the World Health Organization (WHO)

Acceptable negative PCR test:

  • Physical or electronic test results from a PCR COVID-19 test indicating negative results within the past 72 hours

  • Home tests are not accepted.

  • Antigen tests are not accepted.



If we have to cancel the retreat, we will issue a full refund for your registration. If you have to cancel, we will offer a full registration refund as long as you cancel at least 48 hours in advance. If you are planning to fly, we recommend travel insurance in case a cancellation is required due to COVID, as we are not responsible for any expenses you incur. If you book a room with the Hotel Provincial, you will have 48 hours prior to check-in date to cancel without penalty.

We are so excited to be back in the French Quarter and can’t wait to write with you!

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