Career Authors Writer's Retreat 2022 - MIT Endicott House
  • Writer's Retreat
    May 13, 2022 - May 15, 2022
    1:00 pm - 11:30 am

How’s your book coming? Wish you had someone to talk to about it? Need help to meet your specific challenges and goals? Want to get a head start on the path to publication from top industry experts? How about one-on-one advice about your manuscript?   We have the answer!

Join us for the MIT Endicott House Intensive Writers Workshop.

To present this event, MIT Endicott House has secured the members of the renowned Career Authors collaboration: USA Today bestselling author and Emmy-winning investigative journalist Hank Phillippi Ryan, renowned and respected Big Five editor Dana Isaacson, #1 Bestselling author Brian AndrewsWriter’s Digest Editor-at-large and bestselling author Jessica Strawser, and top-notch literary agent and best-selling author Paula Munier.

Sign up today and join us for the creative experience of a lifetime. The writer in you will be glad you did.
PS: We’ll have fun, too!
Note: Proof of complete Covid vaccination is required for attendance.



1:00 – 1:30PM Endicott: Welcome & Lunch

1:30- 2:30PM Opening Session: All About YOUR Book

  • What Are You Writing and How Can We Help?


2:45 – 4:00PM Paula Munier, literary agent and USA Today bestselling author

  • Your Book Pitch: Secrets for Creating and Presenting


4:15—5:30PM First Page Critiques

  • The Career Authors Discuss and Critique YOUR First Page


6:00 -7:00PM Cocktail Party with Faculty in Library

DINNER on the Terrace With the Career Authors

9:00PM Writers Circles

  • Informal Gathering to Find Critique/Practice Partners and Writers in Your Genre



8:00-9:00AM Breakfast

9:15 – 10:30AM – Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author and Emmy-winning reporter

  • The Basics: Everything You Need To Know to Write Your Book


10:45AM –12:00PM Brian Andrews, Wall Street Journal and Amazon #1 bestselling author

  • Focus on Character: A Surefire New Method to Craft a Unique and Memorable Cast

12:00 – 1:00PM – Lunch

1:15 -2:30PM – Jessica Strawser, bestselling author and former Writers Digest editor

  • Voice, themes, twists and techniques: Keep Your Readers Hooked on Every Page

2:45—3:45PM Dana Isaacson Big 5 publishing executive and editor

  • Beyond the First Draft: Editing to Sell


4:00 – 5:00PM More of Your First Pages Reviewed

5:00 – 6:00PM Career Authors Panel

  • The World of Publishing: The Inside Story


6:30 – 7:00PM Cocktails With Faculty in The Library

7:00 – 8:30PM Celebratory Banquet Dinner in Endicott Dining Parlor

8:30PM Practice Your Pitch With the Career Authors





9:00 – 10:00AM Final First Page Critiques

10:00 – 11:00AM Ask Us Anything! Career Authors Panel

11:00 – 11:30AM Closing

  • Remarks/Thank You
  • See You Next Year!
  • Book Signing