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2020 Wilson House Big Book Workshop Weekend

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Friday, January 31, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM (EST)

2020 Wilson House Big Book Workshop Weekend

Registration Information

Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Workshop Fee
This ticket includes all speaker sessions, Saturday breakfast and Saturday lunch. Saturday dinner is separate and must be ordered in advance. Friday dinner can be purchased upon arrival at the Wilson House.
Dec 31, 2019 $62.00 $5.40 Add to Waitlist
Saturday Dinner at Wilson House
This ticket will purchase one dinner on Saturday night at the Wilson House. Dinner is seated and served at 5:30. Saturday dinner must be ordered in advance and cannot be purchased during the event.
70 Registrations Dec 31, 2019 $22.00 $2.97
Jerry E. Scholarship Fund
Making a small donation to the Jerry E. Scholarship Fund will help others to attend this and future events.
Feb 3, 2020 Enter donation ($)

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Event Details

Join us for the 20th Annual Metro West Big Book Workshop Retreat at the Wilson House in East Dorset, Vermont over Super Bowl Weekend January 31st, through February 2nd.  This spiritual weekend retreat will allow you to unplug from your day to day life and connect with Spirit and the fellowship in a meaningful way.

Chris S. from Bernardsville, NJ and Judy L. from Westminster, CO will share with us their experience, strength and hope and the practical application of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in their lives.


Registration is limited to 100 seats and the event will sell out. Tickets go on sale on Sunday, November 17th at 10 am through Eventbrite. You will receive an email from Eventbrite (on Sunday, November 17th) which will include a link to complete the registration process.  Inviting friends is easy to do, just forward the Eventbrite email to others and they will be able to select the “Attend Event” button, it’s that easy.

Registration Includes

The registration fee covers admission to the event, breakfast on Saturday, lunch on Saturday, and an audio recording of the weekend.  

*Tickets for dinner at the Wilson House on Friday night can be purchased at the door.  Tickets for dinner on Saturday night must be purchased ($22) during the registration process.

Weekend Details

On Friday night speakers will start at 7:30 pm and will go until 8:45 pm.

*The Wilson House will be serving dinner between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, tickets are available at the door

*Registration / Check In for the event begins at 6:00 pm

Saturday promises to be a full day, starting at 9:00 am and running until 8:45 pm

*Breakfast is provided and will be served between 7:30 am and 8:45 am 

*Lunch is provided and will be served between 12:00 p and 1:15 pm 

*Dinner is also available at the Wilson House between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm (cost is $22, you must purchase during the registration process)

*Breaks and free time will be schedule throughout the day to provide for fellowship and down time.

On Sunday, we will meet from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

*We will close the weekend with a Group Conscience

Jerry E. Scholarship

If you would like to attend but do not have the financial means to do so, we offer two all-inclusive Jerry E. Super Bowl Scholarships.  The scholarship will cover the participant’s event registration cost and the cost of lodging. Please send an email to to request a scholarship questionnaire. All scholarship requests must be submitted no later than January 3, 2020, scholarship recipients will be notified by January 10, 2020.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be provided if you cancel on or before December 31, 2019, no refunds will be made after January 1, 2020.


You will need to make your own lodging arrangements for the weekend.  Here are just a few based on recommendations from the fellowship:


The Wilson House offers 10 guest rooms with a shared bath configuration (378 Village Street, East Dorset VT, 802.362.5524).  Rooms are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. A two-night minimum stay is required.

The Brittany Motel (, 1056 Main street, Manchester, VT 802.362.1033) offers multiple room/bed configuration options and comes highly recommended by many in the fellowship.

The Palmer House (, 5383 Min Street, Manchester Center VT, 800.917.6245) offers multiple room/bed options.  A discounted block of rooms has been reserved for us. Be sure to mention that you are with the ‘Wilson Party’ while booking to receive the reduced nightly rate.

The Four Winds Country Motel (,7379 Main Street, Manchester Center VT, 802.362.1105) offers efficiency units and multiple room/bed configurations.  

Have questions about 2020 Wilson House Big Book Workshop Weekend? Contact Retreat Planning Team

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The Wilson House
378 Village St
East Dorset, VT 05253

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM (EST)

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