Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Story Catcher Summer Writing Workshop & Festival

WRITING RETREAT at Historic Fort Robinson:
Thursday, June 9th to Friday, June 10th, 2016

With Writers-In-Residence Robert Wrigley, Kim Barnes and Joe Wilkins
& Special Guest Dan O'Brien

  • Registration: $350 (Includes two days lodging at our retreat venue* AND admission to the General Workshop and Festival taking place on CSC Campus June 11th through June 12th.
  • Students and Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Members Receive a 20% discount.
    • DEADLINE: May 30, 2016
    • Space is limited to 15 writers. Early registration is encouraged.

*This is a writing retreat, with an emphasis on building a community of writers in our two days together. Participants will not only share their writing in process, but also the 1890 Brick Office Quarters. This is a large building, but be aware that sleeping accommodations will be communal, with up to four individual bunks in some of the rooms. (When registering you may indicate if you are attending with another person, and if you are comfortable with gender-neutral room assignments. We have two private rooms with queen-sized beds available for couples).

In the spirit of "writing wild," many of our events will be taking place outdoors and in historic buildings. Participants should be prepared to navigate stairs and for moderate physical activity in variable weather.

General Workshop & Festival at Mari Sandoz Center (CSC Campus):
Saturday and Sunday, June 11th & 12th, 2016

With 2016 Writers-In-Residence Robert Wrigley and Kim Barnes
& Special Guest Alan Wilkinson

  • Registration: $150 (Includes access to all workshops/sessions, the Keynote Reception, Continental Breakfast/Refreshments and Festival events).
  • Students and Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Members Receive a 20% discount.

There is no deadline for General Registration, and you do not need to sign up for any specific sessions in advance. However, EARLY REGISTRATION is encouraged as materials and notices will be sent out to registered attendees in advance of the workshops.

Registrations Information:
Retreat (Includes Admission to General Workshop & Festival):
Individual - $350.00
Couple - $700.00
Gender-Neutral Room Assignment Acceptable

General Workshop Only - $150.00
Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Member
Student (High School/College Level)
Please indicate if you submitted a scholarship or emerging writer application

A list of affordable accommodations near Chadron State College and Fort Robinson (about 30 minutes from Chadron) is posted at
Rooms are also available on campus - including in advance of the Writing Retreat.
CSC Resident Halls - $14.32 per person/per night/double occupancy
(The Resident Hall rooms are room with a bed and a desk. We do not have TV's, lamps, phones, refrigerators or other hotel accommodations. The rate above does not include linen (sheets, blankets, pillows, or any towels) and we do not have a cleaning service for the room while you are staying with us. Students under the age of 16 need to be accompanies by an adult for the Resident Hall rooms)

  • Credit Card Payment can be made by call the CSC Conferencing Office (308)432-6380.
  • Check needs to be sent to the address below as soon as you submit the application. Please indicate on your check memo the name of the participant(s) the check is covering and "SCF" to indicate this workshop.
    CSC Conferencing Office, 1000 Main Street, Chadron, NE 69337
Due to limited space in the RETREAT, refunds can only be offered up to TEN days after Registration. For planning purposes, there will be no refunds made after May 30th for either the Retreat or General Workshops.

Questions about the Story Catcher Workshop Registration? Please contact the CSC Conferencing Office (308)432-6380.