Feb. 6 - 10, 2017
Cape Town Writers Retreat
Work with NY Times best-selling authors
and literary agent.
A Special 5-day Event
Choose the full package
or weekend sessions
"A literary inspiration" -- Glamour magazine
"One of the world's best writing retreats" --The Age
Develop your book, play, story or screenplay in this dynamic writing workshop and retreat, with NY Times best-selling authors and literary agent. Story and manuscript development come alive at this acclaimed, professional workshop for authors of fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, plays and poetry. Develop your book, start a new project, fine tune your manuscript, or perfect your writing in progress.
Writers of all levels attend to generate new material, develop ideas, or shape their stories.
The Cape Town Writers Retreat is hosted by the Rohm Literary Agency and led by NY Times best-selling author and literary agent Wendy Goldman Rohm. Ms. Rohm's acclaimed conferences have been held since 2002 worldwide, originally inspired by the series of honorary Masters Teas she presented at Yale University.
This year, the conference is being held in the heart of Cape Town, close to cultural attractions, galleries, restaurants and shops, and 15 minutes to the seashore.
We have some wonderful emerging writers and published authors attending the Cape Town workshop this year, including Pnina Fenster, editor of Glamour magazine, S.A., and novelist Irna Van Zyl (published by Penguin/Random House in English and Afrikaans), will be attending, among others.
Writers are guided through the creation process, fine tuning and perfecting their work--from the seed of an idea to a high-quality draft. The full conference includes all conference sessions during the week. There is an optional networking soiree and group dinner each evening. For the full conference schedule, see the Schedule page or write to us. See the Testimonials page for reviews from authors worldwide.
Wendy Goldman Rohm has taught and lectured for MediaBistro, Yale University, onboard the QEII, and
numerous universities and organizations in the US, Europe and Asia. She has presented her writing workshops for novelists and nonfiction authors since 2002 across the U.S., Europe, Asia and India, featuring
numerous guest artists.
Our conference guests worldwide have included: Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta (Maximum City; Knopf); Broadway producer Brian Swibel; screenwriter and film director Pan Nalin (Samsara, Ayurveda: The Art of Being, and Valley of Flowers); journalist/author Livia Manera Sambuy (Philip Roth Unmasked; You'll Never Write About Me Again); French author/filmmaker Helene Guetary; creative director/author Prudence Fenton; Obie-award-winning playwright Robert Auletta; legendary literary agent Mr. Sterling Lord (who represented authors Jack Kerouac and Ken Kesey, among others); playwright Fabrice Rozie (Transatlantic Liaison); Glamour S.A. editor-in-chief/writer Pnina Fenster; acclaimed fiction and nonfiction authors Hilary Masters and Kathleen George; French novelist Bruno Garel; international bestselling author Peter Nichols; Emmy Award winning writer Alan Cooke; mega bestselling Thai author Thitinart na Pattalung; British screenwriter Jane Hawksley (Je T’aime Paris), and many others.
Rohm also hosts ongoing online Book Development Classes for authors worldwide. Go to the Register page to register online, or call 646-845-9185 to register by phone. Or if you prefer you may email our administrative assistant at: Margaret@RohmLiterary.com
WENDY GOLDMAN ROHM leads the Cape Town Writers Retreat and is president of The Rohm Literary Agency. She is a NY Times best-selling author whose books have been published in 14 languages around the world. Her work has been published by Random House, The New York Times Syndicate International, The Atlantic, Wired magazine, Tina Brown's Talk magazine, Vogue, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Financial Times of London, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and many others. Her writing workshops were inspired by the honorary Masters Teas she presented at Yale University. She's also been a literary agent and author for Sterling Lord Literistic; The Waxman Agency; Waterside Productions; and founded the Rohm Agency to represent emerging authors of fiction and nonfiction. She's been a commentator on numerous national and international broadcasts, including: Nightline, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and dozens of programs on NBC, CNBC, PBS radio and television, CNN, CBS, ABC, and BBC radio and television.
NORAH EDELSTEIN is offering a series of extraordinary creative and life coaching sessions at our conference this year. These are elective sessions you can add to your retreat experience by selecting your session on the Register page. The coaching sessions are meant to support the source of your creative work each day. Norah, a former architect who became a professional coach in 2005, has worked with clients from all over the world and from all different sectors of society, nurturing their creative ideas into reality. Since 2009 Norah has been bringing her expertise and partnership to individuals and organizations that are committed to having a positive global impact. Norah’s intuition, compassion, intelligence, and humor provide a safe and playful space for her clients to reveal their true gifts and to create unprecedented results beyond the realm of what they originally thought possible.