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. (See the Kirkus Reviews' recent spotlight on Wendy Goldman Rohm.)
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.
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 guests and speakers at Ms. Rohm's workshops worldwide have included: Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta (Maximum City; Knopf); legendary literary
agent Phoebe Larmore, whose clients include Margaret Atwood and Tom Robbins; author Saket Soni (Strangers at the Golden Door, Algonquin Books), who developed his book with Ms. Rohm at her Paris conference in 2018; best-selling author Rebecca Walker; author Mira Kamdar (Motiba's Tattoos); playwright Seamus Scanlon (The McGowan Trilogy); 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; author Bhaswati Battacharya (Everyday Ayurveda); 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); author Hajjar Gibran (The Return of the Prophet); Glamour S.A. editor-in-chief/writer Pnina Fenster; authors Hilary Masters and Kathleen George; French novelist Bruno Garel; international bestselling author Peter Nichols; Emmy Award winning writer Alan Cooke; 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 1-646-845-9185 (NY) to register by phone. If you prefer you may email assistant Margaret@RohmLiterary.com.
Scholarships available. To apply, send 10 pages of your best work, double spaced, as an attachment, with your name and contact info on the first page, to: Margaret@RohmLiterary.com, or email us for more information. On your cover sheet, be sure to also note the conference you would like to apply for.