Career Authors Writer's Retreat 2023 - MIT Endicott House
  • Writer's Retreat
    May 5, 2023 - May 7, 2023
    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.
Please see tentative agenda, below –



1:00 – 1:30PM Endicott: Welcome and  Lunch in the garden

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

  • How To Get An Agent


4:15—5:30PM First Page Critiques

  • The Career Authors Discuss and Critique YOUR First Pages


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

DINNER 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 and Amazon #1 bestselling author and Emmy-winning reporter

  • The Powerful Secrets of the Three Act Structure–Taking it to the Next Level


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

  • World Building: Elevate Your Structure Setting and Plot

12:00 – 1:00PM – Lunch

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

  • Finding the Magic Mix of Voice, POV, and Character

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

  • The Right Story at the Right Time


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

7:00 – 8:30PM Celebratory Banquet Dinner




8:30 – 9:30 AM Practice Your Pitch with the Career Authors

9:30- 10:30 AM Ask Us Anything! Career Authors Panel

10:30-11:00 0AM

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


To allow for personal consultations, space is limited. 
Note: Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to event for refund.


Price Qty
Writer's Retreat - (All classes, critiques, sessions, meetings and receptions, plus all snacks and meals excluding Saturday banquet)show details + $505.45 (USD)  
Saturday Reception & Banquet Dinnershow details + $80.25 (USD)*  
Overnight Room - Friday 5/05show details + $235.00 (USD)  
Overnight Room - Saturday 5/06show details + $235.00 (USD)  

* price includes taxes

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