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June 4 flyer-page-001 (2)By Michelle Duster

I know that sometimes it’s difficult to find time to write, so I’ve put together a “Just Write” Day Retreat where you can come to one beautiful, inspiring location and completely focus on your writing.

You’ll be around other like-minded people, but everyone will be in their own world of writing.

Date:  Saturday, June 4th

Location:  National Museum of Mexican Art (West Wing room)

Address: 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL

(Free street parking is available in the area)


10am – 3pm (Writing)

3pm – 4pm:  Reading (optional)

  • No distractions
  • No tasks
  • No errands
  • No interruptions

All you’ll need to do is focus on your writing, relax and eat.  You can also take walks and be inspired by the interesting environment.

Registration (Limit 30 people)

$35.00 (Early Bird Registration before May 14th)

$45.00 (General Registration between May 14th and June 1st)

Includes continental breakfast, beverages and simple lunch.

You can go to the Pay Button on the website page Writer’s Retreat if you want to register online or mail a check (payable to MLD Writes) to MLD Writes, P.O. Box 19550, Chicago, IL 60619

Download a registration form here.


No refunds after June 1st

Workshop Your Writing

For those who want to workshop their writing, (meaning you’ll get feedback from others), please bring five printed copies of the work you want to workshop.  Those who want to workshop will gather together, read each other’s work, discuss and give each other feedback.  You’ll work together as a group.

No Book Sales

If you choose to participate in this “Just Write” Day Retreat, please keep in mind that this is an event that’s focused on writing only. There will be no book sales. If you have published work that you’d like people to know about, I’ll have a table set aside for you to display your book and place business cards, flyers, bookmarks, etc about your book.  But NO on-site sales will take place.

Please feel free to pass along to others who might be interested.


Saturday, July 23 at National Museum of Mexican Art

(Registration will begin on June 1st)

Still working on details regarding below dates:

Saturday, August 20

Saturday, September 17

You can register for one retreat at a time a few weeks before the date.  Details about future dates will be available soon.

Hope to see you soon!

June 4 flyer-page-001 (2)

Michelle Duster

author / speaker / educator

www.mldwrites.com * www.musewrite.com


Tate and His Historic Dream (2015) – Phillis Wheatley Award Finalist

Shifts: An Anthology of Women’s Growth Through Change (2015) – USA Best Book Awards Finalist

Ida in Her Own Words (2008), Ida From Abroad (2010)


  1. This is a really interesting idea and I’m intrigued. It is also affordable, which is nice.

    Comment by Carla Suson on April 4, 2016 at 8:02 pm

  2. I missed the June date but totally interested in July! 🙂

    Comment by Michele on June 4, 2016 at 12:18 am

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