The GoodLit Collective is an initiative of the Wedgwood Circle Literature Center aimed at providing a community of like-minded people and resources for up and coming writers as they step into the world of being published authors.

GoodLit Retreat


Started in 2015 and helmed by author/professor Bret Lott, the GoodLit Retreat is a week long retreat for promising writers of fiction. Selected writers who are faith minded but not aiming to write to Christian audiences gather in Stanford, Kentucky to meet with accomplished authors and industry leaders, take part in workshops, work on their own craft, receive mentorship, and rest. All expenses associated with the retreat, including travel and lodging are covered by The Wedgwood Circle. In addition, writers selected into the collective are then eligible for future grants and further mentorship. 

Where: Wilderness Road Guest Houses & Rooms | Stanford, Kentucky

When: July 29 - August 4, 2018

For an application, please email


Upon finishing the GoodLit Writer's Retreat, writers will be eligible to apply for grants to help underwrite their costs and development in the completion of their novels. As a part of the granting process, the writers will also be given the opportunity to continue mentorship with GoodLit host and author/professor, Bret Lott.


In addition to the GoodLit Collective, The Wedgwood Circle Literature Center hosts events particular to the literature and publishing industries for Inner Circle Members and prospective members. This year, we will be attending the National Book Festival in Washington, DC and Stan Lee's LA Comic Con in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to the event itself, The Wedgwood Circle will curate a time for members and industry experts to come together and learn from each other as we aim to promote the good, the true, and the beautiful. 

National Book Festival | September 1, 2018 | Washington, DC

Stan Lee's LA Comic Con | October 26-28, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA


For more information on how you can attend, please email