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Schedule Now to attend the Annual Pittsburgh SinC Retreat with workshop leader Tamara Girardi.

Cost for full weekend: $192.  Day PASS for Saturday only: $72.

Space is limited to approximately 17, and the first payment is due June 30. See payment information below.


Full weekend cost includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast, and single room Friday and Saturday night.

Saturday Day-Pass includes Saturday lunch.

SCHEDULE (Subject to Slight Change):

Friday night: Discussion of “Reading Like Writers.”

Saturday morning: “Writer’s Boot Camp” using materials provided in advance.

Saturday afternoon: Private writing time.

Saturday evening:  Open Mic Night for attendees who wish to read their own work aloud for the group. Plus relaxation and camaraderie.

Sunday morning:  Discussion of carrying skills/ideas home to motivate ongoing writing.


Because a partial payment is due to Bishop Connare this summer, we are asking those planning to attend for an initial payment on June 30, with two additional payments later in the summer.  You can pay through PayPal to or send a check payable to Pittsburgh Sisters in Crime,  P.O. Box 207, Ingomar, PA 15127.  You can also pay in full on June 30, if you find that more convenient.

June 30:     Full weekend: $64        Day Pass: $24

July 30:      Full weekend:  $64        Day Pass:  $24

August 29: Full weekend: $64       Day Pass:  $24

We appreciate your cooperation in meeting these deadlines in order for us to finalize logistics and meet our financial obligations to Bishop Connare on time.  If you have any questions about payment, please contact us at



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