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Register now for the 2023 Alaskan Cruise!

Set against a backdrop of mountains and water are the words, “The Writing Excuses Workshop and Retreat: Time to Write. It's a writing workshop, wrapped inside an Alaska cruise, with Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, Erin Roberts, and DongWon Song. Sept. 3-11.

This September, Writing Excuses is thrilled to invite you on a journey to Alaska aboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas. You can register for the event by clicking here.

We will gather together in Seattle on September 3rd and depart for a September 4-11 Alaskan cruise that will provide the perfect blend of writing classes, critique groups, community building, and luxurious vacation.

This year’s cruise will be hosted by Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, DongWon Song, Erin Roberts, and guest instructors Mahtab Narsimhan and Fonda Lee.

What does the cruise include?

Glad you asked! You can read the full event description and register for the cruise on the Eventbrite page.

The event begins in Seattle on September 3rd with an orientation and a stay at a local hotel. On September 4th, the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas will depart from Seattle, Washington and visit stunning locations like Skagway, Icy Strait Point, and Dawes Glacier.

In addition to taking in the breathtaking Alaskan landscape (both on the ship and off), the event will include:

  • Writing seminars, workshops, and breakout sessions designed to help you hone your craft.
  • Retreat-style time for relaxation, writing, and self-care.
  • Opportunities to network, game, and be in community with fellow writers.

If you’d like to join us, click here to see the full breakdown of the event and register for your spot.