If you’re looking to pay the $200 deposit and secure your spot, please visit our registration page. Click “Register Now!” to submit your info and payment there.

Final payment for the event is due September 15th.

If you would like to pay for the entire fee for the Professional Development and Writing Retreat, you may use the Paypal buttons below. Please refresh yourself on our cancellation policy below.

Retreat Costs:

Please use the drop-down below to pay for your conference program and meals (Dinner Friday night, midday meal Saturday and Sunday, and closing meal on Monday).

Pay the balance on your retreat cost


On Monday afternoon, after the conference proper is finished there is an optional excursion to Red Rock Canyon for the afternoon. We will leave by bus at 2:00 and return by 6:00. Trip to the Canyon area takes about 30 minutes.

Cost for transportation and entrance to the Park is $50 per person.

Because last year’s conference was held in such a beautiful natural setting, we’re offering this opportunity to get out in the beautiful Nevada desert as a release after sitting indoors and concentrating on our notebooks for several days.

Accommodation Costs:

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for accommodation must be booked individually with Alexis Part Resort.

Professional Development and Writing Retreat Dates

Friday, Oct. 4


Saturday, Oct. 5


Sunday, Oct. 6


Room rates are subject to Clark County Room tax of 13.38%

Shoulder Dates
Hotel will extend a special rate of $59.00 for guests who choose to arrive or stay-over two days pre- or post- dates shown above—offer based on hotel availability and at its sole discretion. You can book these extra nights online at the time of booking your nights for the Retreat. Rates shown above are based on single, double, triple or quad occupancy. In other words, if you choose to share a room with
another attendee, your room costs could be halved or reduced still further.

This is the link to book your accommodation: Professional Development and Writing Retreat Room Block

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel up until two weeks before the conference, all but your $200 deposit is refundable from the PDWR fee. After September 19th, the full fee is non-refundable, although it is transferable to another AWA facilitator. It is your responsibility to find someone to take your place, in that event, and to arrange transfer of payment between the two of you.

Because your accommodation is booked directly with the hotel you must deal with the hotel directly to cancel your booking.