Welcome to the Okoboji Writers’ Retreat!

A sunset seen through cumulus clouds over Lake Okoboji

Julie Gammack, producer

Save the dates: September 17-20, 2023

The enrollment fee is $695 until January 30

January 30, 2023: $795

Enrollment fee after September 1, 2023: $895

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There is a story in everyone. Let award-winning journalists, columnists, authors, storytellers, and agents help you tell yours.

Check out photos from our 2022 conference.

About The Organizer

Julie Gammack has produced writers’ retreats in Iowa, the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia, Whidbey Island, Washington, and Vail, Colorado.

Gammack is a former Des Moines Register columnist, WHO-AM radio talk radio host, Vistage business coach, and current columnist via Substack.

Julie Gammack’s Potluck column is a popular feature in Iowa.

The Iowa Writers’ Collaborative was founded by Gammack in July of 2022 and has 27 columnists currently.

About the Retreat

The annual Okoboji Writers’ Retreat, founded in 2021, is open to all skill levels. Columnist Julie Gammack is the producer. Over 30 faculty resources will be on hand to work with participants in small-group settings. Whether you come to find out how to get started or land a book deal, this retreat is a welcoming and impactful event for all.

It has sold out each year.

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