Register today through this weekend for a special discount!
We are SO excited to announce our first 8 confirmed authors for our 2023 Mississippi River Readers Retreat!
Tomorrow, which is one year out from the retreat, the Eventbrite will go live AND we are offering a special discount for this weekend only! Check back tomorrow for more info!!!
Save the Date!
Saturday, July 29, 2023 in Little Falls, Minnesota
We are moving the retreat location to Grace Covenant Church (17117 Riverwood Drive, Little Falls, MN) right on the banks of the Mississippi River!
We increased our capacity with this move so we can take more registrations. We are looking forward to sharing the beauty of the mighty Mississippi with you all as we explore “where faith and fiction flow.”
Please contact us if you have questions.
The Mississippi River Readers Retreat will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Great River Arts in Little Falls, MN. MRRR organizers are pleased to announce the following authors attending with more to come!
You can look forward to a day filled with all things books! There will be keynote speakers, books, filled swag bags, books, giveaways, books, food, books, time with your favorite authors, books, and lots of fun! Books will also be for sale.
Michelle Sass Aleckson
Amy Lynn Green
Jaime Jo Wright
The Mississippi River Readers’ Retreat has been postponed until 2021. This was a very difficult decision as we were so looking forward to this event. It was the highlight of the year for us, a dream come true! Postponing is hard, but rest assured it will only make next year’s event all the sweeter. It will be the best ever! Many of our authors have already re-confirmed their participation and we will keep you updated on that as we go.
We are hoping to do author chats or interviews, a zoom meeting, and some giveaways, Facebook Live, and whatever else we come up with. If you want to participate in any of these things, watch our Facebook page. We are so sad to postpone this, meeting you, and meeting with all the authors. Stay tuned for the new date and future updates!
Joyce and Mandy Heffron
We have a date for our 2021 Retreat!
Join us on Saturday, July 31, 2021!
More details to come. We are in the process of updating our Eventbrite page, website, and social media. Please bear with us as we make this transition. We are super excited to have the date planned for 2021! We look forward to seeing you then.
We love to read! But there is a reason we love to read Christian fiction. When we sat down to plan MRRR, we knew we wanted it to be more than just a readers retreat. We wanted to focus on why we read what we do and why these authors write what they do. I (Mandy) knew I wanted a tagline and I just happen to love alliteration! So when we were brainstorming and “where faith and fiction flow” came about, we knew it was just right! It ties in the connection to why it is so important to combine faith and fiction and we also love the connection to the river (since we are on the banks of the Mississippi River here in Little Falls, MN).
We look forward to sharing more about our theme with you in the coming months. We hope you will recognize where faith and fiction flow in our retreat, our authors, and in their wonderful stories
Gabrielle lives on the banks of the Upper Mississippi River with her husband and four children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing historical and contemporary novels inspired by real people, places, and events. The river is a constant source of inspiration for Gabrielle, and if you look closely, you will find a river in each of her stories.
When Gabrielle is not writing, you might find her homeschooling her children, cheering them on at sporting and theatrical events, or hosting a gathering at her home with family and friends.
Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over 65 novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.
A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation. She is also the founder of http://www.MyBookTherapy.com, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists. You can find her online at http://www.susanmaywarren.com.
Amy Lynn Green is a lifelong lover of books, history, and library cards. She worked in publishing for six years before writing her first historical fiction novel, based on the WWII homefront of Minnesota, the state where she lives, works, and survives long winters. She has taught classes on marketing at writer’s conferences and regularly encourages established and aspiring authors in their publication journeys.
If she had lived in the 1940s, you would have found her writing long letters to friends and family, listening to jazz music, daydreaming about creating an original radio drama, and drinking copious amounts of non-rationed tea. (Actually, these things are fairly accurate for her modern life as well.)
Be sure to interact with her on Facebook and Instagram, and look for her novel, Things We Didn’t Say, releasing in November 2020.