Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention

June 15-17, 2018
Renaissance Hotel

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The Writers Retreat at Gateway Con

Get away to Gateway Con! 

Don't need a writers conference, and not selling any books? Come and relax in luxury at The Renaissance Hotel. Write in a quite room with a few or join others and let the creative juices flow. Then drop down to the book fair for all the amazing literary events, and if you stay at the hotel... join us for lunch and other special offers. 

Leave the distractions of modern day behind and spend a weekend writing and be part of the festivities! 

Eventbrite - Book Fair at Gateway Con 2018
There is no fee to join the Writers Retreat at Gateway Con. Anyone is welcome to join the public write-in events. However we encourage you to stay two or more nights at The Renaissance Hotel to be part of all the events. Those who do, will receive discounts and other perks. Plus access to even more events. 

We do ask that you register for the Writers Retreat - there is no fee other than the cost of the hotel room - but we'd need to know who is coming. To register, follow the link to the Eventbrite page.

Included with Writers Retreat Registration

  • Exclusive Access to the Gateway Con Write-In events – Special writing times and gatherings with Kathleen Kayembe.
  • A Workshop/Write-In at the Book Fair
  • Exclusive offer to sign up for Kathleen Kayembe's Master Class on Friday afternoon. (Additional $50)
  • Access to sign up for Sunday Master Classes at Gateway Con. (Each class is an additional $50)

Eventbrite - Book Fair at Gateway Con 2018
Scroll down for even more perks for those who stay at the hotel!
Hotel Reservation and VIP Package

Book at least TWO nights at the Renaissance Hotel during Gateway Con and receive…

  • Invitation to the Gala Luncheon on Saturday afternoon (Can be used by a spouse/assistant if already registered. No need for a second ticket.)
  • Drink ticket for the Book Party on Friday Night
  • The Scribe 2015 – A print copy of the end of the year collection for St. Louis Writer’s Guild’s Literary Magazine
  • Raffle Tickets – One Grand Prize Raffle Ticket and one regular raffle ticket.
  • Free Wifi and Free Parking
  • Discount on the Master Classes at Gateway Con (save $10)
  • Writing desk in the room, and a private getaway at a luxury hotel.
  • Access to the pool and other hotel amenities 
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

(includes free parking)


Start date: 6/14/18, End date: 6/17/18

Last day to book: 5/24/18


Marriott hotels special group rate:

$112.00 USD  per night

A link to the Hotel Registration and Eventbrite Page will be posted soon! 
We look forward to seeing you in June!
Eventbrite - Book Fair at Gateway Con 2018