Julie Gammack, producer
September 17-20, 2023
Enrollment fee after September 1, 2023: $895
- MONDAY AGENDA
- SPEAKER TOPICS
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- HOW TO ENROLL
- KEEP ME ON THE LIST FOR UPDATES
There is a story in everyone. Let award-winning journalists, columnists, authors, storytellers, and agents help you tell yours.
The optional dinner on Monday, September 18, at the Lakes Art Center will include a private showing of the RAGBRAI documentary, SHIFTED. Courtney Crowder and Kim Norvell, of The Des Moines Register, were on the team that produced this film. These storytellers will also be speakers for the Okoboji Writers’ Retreat.
The Okoboji Writers’ Retreat is designed so participants can meet in small group sessions with highly successful writers.
Julie’s memo to speakers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 30 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.