We know that the heartland is often overlooked in literary circles (and well, all the circles). As Midwestern girls ourselves, we’ve often felt like we’re out here alone… But middle America is rich with bright minds, creative genius, and beautiful stories. We love where we live—and we wanted to bring a high quality, immersive experience to writers smack dab in the heart of it all. No need to fly to the coasts or get a passport, we’ll bring the workshop and retreat to you. (Unless of course, you fly to us. In that case, we can’t wait to welcome you to the Midwest, America’s best kept secret!)
Why Sioux Falls? Because it’s central, it’s charming, and it has everything we need: a lovely riverwalk and historic downtown, fantastic restaurants, chic coffeeshops, breweries, wine bars, art, and more. The Hilton Garden Inn is steps away from a thirty-mile paved bike and walking path that circles the city and connects the hotel to gorgeous Falls Park. Cross a pedestrian bridge and you’re in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls where you can enjoy everything from a French patisserie to sushi to live music.
Best of all? Room to breathe, relax, connect, and learn. And no one does hospitality like Midwesterners! We want your entire experience to enchant you—and we’ve found the perfect spot.