Camas, Washington 5-day Writing Retreat

September 2017                                               $600  USD

• 25 hours of writing workshops

• Lunches included

• Award-winning accommodations and dining

* Scholarships are available for teachers and returning students. Please inquire when registering.


Our trip to the Northwest this autumn brings us to the small town of Camas, WA., a short drive from Portland, OR.

Camas is named after the Camas Lily…deep blue flowers that the Columbia River Valley Indians used as a dietary staple, making bread.

We’ll be staying at the 105 year old award winning Camas Hotel known for it’s charm and convenient location. Considered a boutique Bed and Breakfast serving a delicious breakfast each morning. The hotel is just around the corner from the historical and popular Liberty Theatre.

The Camas Hotel has earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 3 years in a row and is located right in the historic downtown. Camas is a fun little town, the hotel is intimate and cozy sitting above the quiet tree lined streets. Within walking distance of the hotel is the Lacamas Trail where you’ll find a lovely waterfall and bridge in the nearby forest. Camas is a great place to get away to write, reflect, read, a place to slow down and reflect.

The following are a sampling of workshops that we offer throughout the week. If there is one you especially want to explore, let us know and we’ll make sure to include it just for you!

Women’s Legacy:
• Growth through change
• Success and Failure
• Writing to our center
• Significant experiences
• Interior places
• Inner childhood
• Life changing events

Finding the you in your writing
Character workshop, how to create and develop memorable characters
Short story workshop
Finding your writing voice
Descriptive writing workshop
How to grow as a writer

and so much more.

writing workshops for women

Q & A

          1. What Airport should I fly into?
            Portland International Airport in Oregon, and from there it is about a 15 minute drive.
          1. At what hotel will we be staying and writing?
            The Camas Hotel
            405 NE 4th Avenue
            Camas, Washington 98607
            Hotel Reservations & Inquiries: 360.834.5722 x1
          1. Does the hotel offer a shuttle service?
            no, but it’s a short (15 – 20 min ) distance from the airport and once we arrive we won’t need a car, we’ll be right downtown.
          1. Where and for how long will we be writing each day?
            We’ll be meeting after breakfast each morning and we’ll start writing as soon as they clear the dining room, shortly after 10 and writing till 4:30 each afternoon, lunch included.
          1. I have dietary issues what shall I do?
            The hotel offers alternatives to each of their meals, just let us know when you sign up for the retreat.
          1. Has the hotel offered us a discount on the room rate?
            When you call the hotel for reservationsHotel Reservations & Inquiries:
            360.834.5722 x1 mention that you are with the TLC Writing Retreat Camas 2016.
          1. How can I register and pay for this retreat?
            Click on the tab above and fill out the registration form. Send a check to
            TLC Writing Retreats
            3540 Senna Lane
            Show Low, AZ 85901
          1. If you have any other questions please call Linda at 760-898-1976