2020 KenTen Writers Retreat

August 6-8, 2020 – NEW DATE

Montgomery Bell State Park
1000 Hotel Avenue
Burns, TN 37029

Due to the coronavirus, we have had the concerns of all of you on our minds. We do not want to have anyone become ill at the retreat. With much prayer and thoughts of all of you, we have decided to change our date for the KenTen Writers Retreat to August 6, 7, and 8, 2020, which is a Thursday evening, all day Friday, and half-day Saturday.

The park has moved all of the reservations to the date in August. Your room has been changed if you gave them the number 1095, which allows you to have a discount. If you did not use that number, you should call them and change the date.

Our schedule will run from 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon with a meet and greet, dinner, and a class. We will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday with a full day including  a keynote by DiAnn Mills, sessions from DiAnn and others, brainstorming, and Trivia Night. Saturday we will have a half-day of classes and end at noon. 

If you can’t get there by the 4 p.m. time, come when you can that evening. Dinner Thursday night will be compliments of our retreat, and we will have a session at 7pm. We will also provide lunch on Friday. 

The revised retreat schedule can be found here.

We will extend the registration until June 19. If you know of anyone else who would like to come, they can register using the room reservation of 1095. After June 19, the rooms will go back to the regular price. 

The Sandra Robbins Inspiration Award contest deadline will be extended to June 15. If you haven’t entered, you still have time. We will present the award on Thursday evening.

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KenTen Writers Group is proud to announce our next Retreat, June 8-11, 2020. Our Retreat will be held at beautiful Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, TN, west of Nashville and off I-40.

Our keynote speaker for 2020 will be DiAnn Mills, author of Romantic Suspense, Christian Fiction, FBI Crime Solving Novels, and Clean Romance.

We also have a list of great speakers that will help you with “Writing from Start to Finish”. See the link below for our schedule and list of speakers and topics.

Retreat Registration is $125. Split payments may be made: $75 to hold your spot and $50 no later than April 15th.

Rooms are being held at the Montgomery Bell State Park Inn through mid-April. The newly remodeled rooms are double rooms and have a discounted group rate. Each room has a balcony and Wi-Fi. There are also some rooms on the same floor as the conference room for those who have disabilities. When you make your registrations at the hotel, tell them you are with the KenTen Writers Retreat, GROUP CODE 1095 for a discount. If you need an accessible room on the same floor as the conference rooms, please ask when you make the reservation. There is limited availability, so please reserve early. Call (800) 250-8613 for reservations.

Your registration fee includes Barbeque on Monday night at the Church Shelter and lunch Tuesday and Wednesday in the dining room.

Retreat schedule can be found here.

Sandra Robbins Inspirational Writing Contest information can be found here.