NeWP Writing Retreats, Festivals, and Workshops

Prairie Visions 2019

September and October events at Homestead National Monument of America

In partnership with the National Park Service, the Nebraska Writing Project is sponsoring two events at Homestead National Monument near Beatrice, NE: a writing festival for teachers and their students on October 11, and a teacher-specific writing workshop on September 20.

Register for either event in advance by contacting Dave Graveline at or 402-223-3514.

Prairie Visions Writing Festival

October 11, 2019
9 am - 2 pm

Place-based writing is a catalyst for creative and argument writers alike. Teachers, sign you and your students up for a day or writing and exploration aimed at bringing life and reality into the process itself.

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Prairie Visions Writing Workshop for Teachers

September 20, 2019
9 am - 2 pm

Experience a day of place-based writing workshops. Work on your own craft while seeing what the location has to offer for your students in the future.

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The Platte River

Platte River Writing Retreat

Annual Fall Retreat at Platte River State Park

The Nebraska Writing Project hosts an annual retreat at Platte River State Park, usually in mid September. At this three-day event, NeWP Teacher-Consultants (with their writing-friendly friends and family) gather for shared meals, writing activities, readings, a writing marathon, and other lively and informal events.

Robert and Mary writing

Summer Writing Retreat

Annual Summer Retreat at St. Benedict Retreat Center

Writing takes time; in this retreat space we offer you that gift of time. Is there a writing project calling to you? Would you like focused time, away from distractions, to work toward completing that writing goal? The Nebraska Writing Project’s Summer Writing Retreat supports the development of personal, professional and creative writing in peaceful surroundings. The structure of this retreat is designed to accommodate writers at various levels in their project’s development and offers small group supportive structure as well as one-to-one facilitator feedback. Enjoy writing with like-minded Nebraska Writing Project colleagues in a prime location free of distractions. Give yourself the gift of time.

St. Benedict retreat Center