On October 26, 2016 The Renegade Writers Guild held their first Writing Retreat. The guest speaker, Kevin Morgan Watson, editor for Press 53, provided an informative talk on publishing practices. It was a full day of focused writing on the first draft of a middle school book about children at a summer camp.

The Old Salem Flower Box Tea Room in Winston-Salem NC provided a lovely venue for a day of distraction free writing. The lunch was excellent and the company was wonderful.