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2024 Torch Retreat

July 21 - 28, Austin, TX 

Torch Literary Arts is proud to provide our annual creative writing retreat. We welcome applications from Black women writers with works-in-progress across poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction (personal memoir or lyric essays), and script (plays or screenplays). 

Applications are now closed. 

Amplifying Black Women Writers Since 2006

Your Stay in Austin, TX

Retreat fellows will stay at the beautiful Colton House Hotel. Accommodations include a private bedroom and bathroom in a two-bedroom suite with a shared living room and full kitchen. During your week-long retreat, you will receive dedicated writing time each morning, catered breakfast and lunch, and ample time during the afternoons and evenings to rest, recharge, enjoy the hotel amenities, or explore the city. The retreat will also include guest speakers and a public reading by fellows at the end of the week. 

View photos of the 2023 Torch Retreat here. Watch a video of the 2023 Torch Fellows Reading here

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