2019 Spring Writing Retreat


Announcing a NEW and EXCITING new March event – The Nola Stars Plotting Retreat and Scrawl Crawl!

This year we’re mixing things up with YOU in mind! What does every writer, no matter his or her level, need? How about a sounding board for your next plot? AND designated time to focus on your work in progress? You’ll get all that and more at the new and improved Written in the Stars March event!

Schedule for the Day

  • 8:30-9:00 – Donuts and Coffee (LSUS University Center, Webster Room)
  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome
  • 9:15- 10:00 – Plotting Session 1
  • 10:00-10:15 – break and writing tip
  • 10:15 – 11:00 – Plotting Session 2
  • 11:00 – 11:15 – break and writing tip
  • 11:15-11:45 – Plotting wrap up
  • 12:00 – Written in the Stars Awards Luncheon (location TBA)
  • 1:15 – 2:45 – Writing sprints (Broadmoor Library, Conf. A)
  • 3:00 – 4:30 – Writing sprints (La Madelaine)
  • 4:30 – dessert, coffee, and raffle drawing

The organization will be supplying everything you need. Registration includes all your meals (breakfast and lunch) and fun writerly prizes which will be drawn at the end of the day!

If you’re a NOLA STARs member in good standing this event is absolutely FREE! All you have to do is register to come on March 9, 2019! But you MUST register by the deadline. The event is limited to only 24 spots so don’t delay.

Registration is open exclusively to NOLA STARs membership until February 14th. After that date, registration will open to non-members for a $40.00 fee. There is no admittance at the door – everyone must be registered to allow us to plan for meals and supplies so please register by March 5th. Circle March 9th on your calendar and plan to brainstorm, plot, write, and connect with your fellow chapter members!


*MEMBERS: Please note – If you register and do not attend, we ask that you cover the cost of your meals by reimbursing the organization. Estimated meal cost for  members will be $30. We know emergencies arise, but once we give the caterer or restaurant a number, NOLA has to pay the bill.

Where is it located?

LSU-S Campus – University Center
Webster Room (2nd floor)
1 University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

  • You can find driving directions to LSU-S at THIS LINK
  • You can find a campus map at THIS LINK.


How do I register?

Advance registration is required.

Payment can be made via paypal or by check.

Make checks payable to NOLA STARs and send to:

NOLA STARs Plotting Retreat
P.O.Box 5418
Bossier City, LA  71171-5418

Please include a completed registrations form, available HERE

Follow the instructions on the registration form, available HERE


For more information, contact our event coordinator at nola-prez@nolastars.com