The Pioneer Inn makes the perfect spot for this retreat. Built in 1901 and substantially remodeled to meet Best Western standards, the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui captures the ambiance of the whaling days and the plantation era with architecture that evokes the tranquil lifestyle of turn of the century Lahaina, while offering all the comforts and convenience of a modern hotel. This historic inn is located at the water’s edge on Lahaina Harbor (once the whaling capital of the Pacific), in the heart of Lahaina Town. Shopping and historical walking tours are just outside your front door.
Attendance at the Conference is NOT a perquisite for attending The Retreat.
To book your reservation at the Pioneer Inn, please call 1-800-457-5457 and mention that you are reserving a room for the Aloha Writers Retreat to access conference rate. To call outside of the U.S., dial country code 011. The Retreat hotel rate is $157.99 + tax. Rooms are limited.
Other accommodations available, within walking distance, include Lahaina Shores and Lahaina Inn. These resorts do not offer Retreat rates. Visit www.lahainashores.com or call 1-866-934-9176 or www.lahainainn.com or call 1-800-222-5642. For any questions or concerns with accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retreat participants should have a work in progress, but not necessarily completed, in order to attend most sessions. (Script writing with Diane Lake and children’s literature with Sara Pennypacker, do not require a work in progress.) A writing sample is required for admittance to The Retreat. Please email the first 15 pages of your manuscript to email@example.com.
Please select your top three choices for a workshop facilitator. We cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice, but you will definitely get one of your top three or your registration fee will be returned. In order to increase your chances of getting your first choice, early enrollment is highly recommended.
Can’t travel to Maui but want to benefit from this remarkable opportunity to improve your writing?
We will enroll no more than two Skype attendees in each session. Enrollees must have all Skype capability on their end. A dedicated surrogate will attend the using an iPad directed at the speakers and including you in all facets of the class. You will communicate with your workshop author by email, sending your homework and receiving input like any other participant. Skype participants will receive all the information and instruction presented. As a Skype participant, you will have the same access as those attending in person. Skype users will also count in the limited number enrolled for the class (no more than 10).
The cost to attend via Skype will be only slightly less than for those attending in person as they will participate in all aspects of The Retreat except for the Welcome Reception. Should you wish to Skype the workshops, please select the Skype portion on the registration form.