Quick Links
No one logged in.

Writer's Retreat

Purley Gates Retreat Center

Call Jean Pamplin 903-305-8023 Email pamplinjean@gmail.com


September 14, 2019


Purley Gates Retreat Center
1351 FM 900 E
Mount Vernon, TX   75457

Mt Vernon exit I-20 at Hwy 37 , South to 1351 FM 900 E. Aprprox 2 hrs from metroplex.

GAB Hall is self-contained with 20 hotel style rooms/queen bed/flat screen TV/wireless internet access/full private bath. Meals and gatherings will be at GAB Hall meeting area. GAB sits on a hill east of the Chapel within sight of the ropes course and view of 30 acre lake. (Purley Gate activites may include added cost and need to be scheduled ahead) 


2 Night Stay: $275

Meals included

$40 extra meal change for second person in room. 


NETWO/METRO Gathering Schedule

GAB Center Friday & Saturday

Schedule for Group Gatherings:

Friday and Saturday

4-5 pm Open Forum

5-6 pm Talk with 'Tex'

Tex will be available both days to talk with writers.

All meals served at GAB Center

Friday Meal Times: Dinner 6:30-7:30 

Saturday Meal Times: Continental breakfast 8-9, Lunch 12-1, Dinner 6:30-7:30


'TEX' Arianne Thompson

Arianne "Tex" Thompson is a ‘rural fantasy’ author, egregiously enthusiastic speaker, and p..