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Set Sail With WARE On Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady!

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Writers And Readers ESCAPE

Writers And Readers ESCAPE (WARE)!

Phoenix Rizen Entertainment and Virgin Voyages have teamed up to host the1st Annual Writers And Readers ESCAPE (WARE) aboard Virgin Voyages, Valiant Lady.  From Sunday, October 6 through Friday, October 11, 2024 we will travel to Miami (Florida), Costa Maya (Mexico), and Bimini (Bahamas) for a "writerly" event featuring Masterclasses taught by Best-Selling authors and screenwriters, Literary Cafes showcasing the work of our featured authors, and Panel Discussions on the art and business of writing in just about every genre.  In addition, WARE attendees will attend live tapings of the Writer's Haven Show that will be broadcast and streamed to over 2.7 million viewers and listeners!  

We will also host our 1st Annual EPILOGUE Legacy Award ceremony honoring the work of the phenomenal Terri McMillan, the legendary James Patterson, the uber amazing Stacey Abrams, and the iconic Victoria Christopher Murray! Like any other sea voyage, the ports of call, variety of theatre shows, music events, parties, and food offerings aboard the Valiant Lady make for a wonderful vacation at sea!  [NOTE:  Our Honorees have been invited, however, their attendance is not guaranteed.] 

See details below for more information.  REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 15, 2024!  To register and attend all WARE events, you MUST book through this website, not Virgin Voyages. Welcome aboard!

Writers And Readers ESCAPE

AHOY  Writers & Readers!

Writers And Readers ESCAPE

Let's ESCAPE aboard Virgin Voyage's Valiant Lady!  Get ready to fully immerse yourself in "all things writing" as we cruise for 6 days/5 nights across the Caribbean Sea with port stops in Miami, Costa Maya, and Bimini!

Here's our incredible roster of Masterclass Leaders!


Tina McElroy Ansa

Donna Hill

Naleighna Kai

Bernice L. McFadden

Victor McGlothin

Brian W. Smith

Our team is ready to engage YOU in the art and business of writing! Here are a few of the Masterclasses and Panel Discussions offered:

How to Write Your Novel in 90 Days!

Character, Scene & Story Development

The Business of Writing:  From Queries to Publishing to Marketing

Finding Your Literary Voice

Optioning Books to Television and Film

The Pros and Cons of Mainstream and Self-Publishing

The Magic & The Myth of Being a Successfully Published Author

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for more information about our Legacy Award Honorees, 

and Masterclass Leaders.​


V. Helena

Host & Executive Producer, The Writer's Haven Show 

Founder, Writers And Readers ESCAPE (WARE)



Book clubs have played a very important part in literary history since the 1800s and we plan to honor them on our voyage.  To that end, we are now accepting nominations for the 2024 WARE Book Club of the Year! Send in your nomination no later than March 31, 2024 to bring home the coveted WARE Book Club of the Year Award during our 2024 Epilogue Legacy Award event!

Writers And Readers ESCAPE

Explore the WARE Collection of Cabins Aboard the Valiant Lady!

WARE cabin rates include registration for ONE sailor and are sold exclusively through this website.  To register and attend all WARE events, you MUST book a cabin through this website and not with Virgin Voyages.  Once you book a cabin, registration information will be emailed to you.


Registration ends May 15, 2024!  Final payment due no later than June 1, 2024.


Cabin rates include registration for one participant and the following:

For cabin information or to make a purchase, click on the tab of your cabin choice above.  THE LISTED RATES INCLUDE TAXES AND FEES for all 6 days of our voyage.  RATES ARE PER CABIN, NOT PER PERSON. To make a non-refundable $300 deposit, click on the "WARE Registration Deposit" tab above.  The final balance is due June 1, 2024.  Credit card and cash payments are accepted at checkout.
Cabin rates include WARE registration for one participant and cannot be purchased through Virgin Voyages!  Email for travel questions or assistance with your booking.  You may also call or text us at 240.714.2038.  To register and attend all WARE events, you MUST book through this website.

Interest-free and other financing options are also available at checkout.

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