Winter Writer's Retreat
Feb 16-20, 2023
at Sandy Cove MinistriesOn the Chesapeake Bay in North East, MD
Join us for relaxation, renewal, and writing at the Realm Makers Winter Retreat! Coming February 16th-20th, 2023, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Christy Hall of Fame author James L. Rubart. Here’s what he has to say about the wisdom he’ll bring:
Is training all about the “head side” of writing? It’s not enough. All about the heart? Same.
What most authors need (to give their career a quantum leap forward) is a combo of both sides of the career coin, like…
Count on learning tactics from Jim you’ve never seen before. He’ll bring his decades of experience as a business owner, advertising guru, spiritual growth speaker, AND bestselling author for you to glean just what you need to excel.
Bonus Perk if you come to Sandy Cove: The first 25 in-person registrants also receive mentoring huddle time with James, where 2 or 3 attendees can brainstorm on specific career questions. (So don’t wait to register!)
Can’t travel this February? Don’t worry, you can participate in the retreat virtually, at your own pace, or in sync with other virtual attendees. Those who follow the online schedule will have their very own live facilitator guiding them through follow-up discussions and opportunities to connect.
***NEW for 2023, the retreat is a full day longer than previous events—more time to connect and of course, work on your manuscript. The beautiful surroundings at Sandy Cove Christian Conference Center are bound to inspire you.***
Lodging costs for in-person attendees are all-inclusive (4 night stay and 11 meals.) Enjoy a variety of entrees, salads, and desserts in Sandy Cove’s buffet-style dining hall. (And the coffee’s ALWAYS on.) You can opt for a shared room or private accommodations—whatever suits your needs and budget.
Still have questions? Email our conference director at [email protected]. We hope to watch the sunset with you at beautiful Sandy Cove.
is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man's body. He thinks he's still young enough to water ski like a madman and dirt bike with his two grown sons. He’s the bestselling author of sixteen novels and is the only speculative author ever inducted into the Christy Hall of Fame. He loves to send readers on mind bending journeys of spiritual freedom they’ll remember months after they finish one of his stories. He's also a branding expert, audio book narrator, and co-owner, with his son Taylor, of The Rubart Writing Academy. He lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington.
A limited number of people will be able to attend the Winter Writer's Retreat in-person. Our target is around 25 but there is room to grow if needed. For virtual attendees, the event will be videotaped and rebroadcast as a virtual event with a different schedule than the live event. This will allow for a more seamless experience for our virtual attendees. Although the teaching content will be recorded it will be uploaded quickly after the live presentation and facilitated by a live host!
This virtual event will follow a slightly different schedule than the live event for the purpose of providing the most ideal virtual event we can devise! It will take place the same weekend and very soon after each live session has ended. You will also have a live host to facilitate the virtual event!
11 meals will be included during your stay at the retreat.
Thursday — dinnerFriday — breakfast, lunch, and dinnerSaturday — breakfast, lunch, and dinnerSunday — breakfast, lunch, and dinnerMonday — breakfast
All images used on the form are ACTUAL views from the property at Sandy Cove..
We are very excited to work with Sandy Cove Ministries for our retreat this year! If you are registered to attend in person please choose your rooming preference below. No further action will be required on your part to make a reservation. We will take care of everything! We are limiting the number of single room options due to the fact that it will reduce our overall capacity for in-person attendance. If single rooms are sold out and you still want one I encourage you to register at that level and join the waiting list. Once we achieve the minimum attendance we need we may begin to open up more single rooms as we are able and you will be first in line.Check in is at 4 pm on Thursday, February 16th. The first session will begin after dinner on Thursday. If you find that travel plans necessitate a Wednesday arrival we will be managing that on a case by case basis in the special event community hosted in the RealmSphere. Check-out is after breakfast on Monday morning Feb 20th.
All rooms are in a recently renovated wing of the Chesapeake Lodge.
All rooms have one queen bed, two (or three) extra-long twin beds with 3-inch memory foam toppers on all beds, a table and chairs. It has a full bathroom with a tub/shower, toilet, and sink. 11 meals are included.
The Standard Deluxe room has one queen bed, two extra-long twin beds with 3-inch memory foam toppers on all beds, a table and chairs. It has a full bathroom with a tub/shower, toilet, and sink. 11 meals are included.
Please reach out to Becky via email at [email protected] so we can fully understand your needs and see how we may accommodate them.
We will send an email with the voucher code. It will expire on February 20th, 2022.
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