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28
Jul
2024

Finger Lakes Women's Writers Retreat

07-28-2024 - 08-01-2024
$1100-1500
Finger Lakes Women's Writers Retreat

The Finger Lakes Women’s Writers Retreat welcomes up to five female writers to focus on their own individual work and creative processes. Our 1917 farmhouse, outside the village of Trumansburg, New York, is nestled in the Finger Lakes. Close to many Cayuga and Seneca Lake wineries, we are about a 30-minute drive to Ithaca, Seneca Falls, and Watkins Glen.

The primarily self-guided retreat offers writing and creativity time in the mornings and afternoons. Then at dinner, we'll meet for inspirational conversations and cultivating connections. One afternoon, two experienced local writers, Rachel Dickinson, and Rebecca Barry, will be available for informal conversations on the business of publishing and generative writing. When you need a break, refresh with a dip in our swimming pool, or hike the beautiful Taughannock Falls Park trails. We also have an option for a tour of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and/or The Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.   

Artwork by Robin Wethe Altman   https://fineartamerica.com/featured/she-writes-robin-wethe-altman.html

04
Aug
2024

Finger Lakes Women's Writers Retreat

08-04-2024 - 08-08-2024
$1100-1500
Finger Lakes Women's Writers Retreat

The Finger Lakes Women’s Writers Retreat welcomes up to five female writers to focus on their own individual work and creative processes. Our 1917 farmhouse, outside the village of Trumansburg, New York, is nestled in the Finger Lakes. Close to many Cayuga and Seneca Lake wineries, we are about a 30-minute drive to Ithaca, Seneca Falls, and Watkins Glen.

The primarily self-guided retreat offers writing and creativity time in the mornings and afternoons. Then at dinner, we'll meet for inspirational conversations and cultivating connections. One afternoon, two experienced local writers, Rachel Dickinson, and Rebecca Barry, will be available for informal conversations on the business of publishing and generative writing. When you need a break, refresh with a dip in our swimming pool, or hike the beautiful Taughannock Falls State Park trails. We also have an option for a tour of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and/or The Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.       

Artwork by Robin Wethe Altman   https://fineartamerica.com/featured/she-writes-robin-wethe-altman.html

12
Aug
2024

Pyrenean Creative Writing Retreat

$1,500.00
View From the Terrace of The Valley

All Writers Welcome at Pyrenean Writing Retreat

We offer a warm welcome to all writers looking for some headroom at our farmhouse retreat in the Pyrenees. Whether you are new to writing or an established author, we are here to support you. We gather each morning to review or explore craft topics such as voice, structure, and dialogue, followed by writing prompts designed to unleash our creativity. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the private spaces offered by our beautiful home and take advantage of the charming walks that step out from the front door. In the evening we come together for an informal dinner and to share our writing experiences and the creative processes we have explored during the day.

13
Aug
2024

Write From Anywhere: Ireland

08-13-2024 - 08-20-2024
$5,898.00
Write From Anywhere: Ireland

This August, escape the ordinary and join Write From Anywhere: Ireland, a transformative writing retreat designed exclusively for women scholars, academics, and scholarpreneurs. Join us in the Emerald Isle, and immerse yourself in the emerald embrace of Ireland's rolling green hills and captivating history. This enriching experience offers a balance of focused writing time, inspiring cultural excursions, delicious farm-to-table meals, a community of like-minded high achieving women, and unforgettable explorations. Imagine engaging conversations with fellow women, fueled by the inspiration that emanates from Ireland’s rich history and captivating landscapes. Here, amidst the emerald embrace, rediscover your scholarly passion and watch your writing flourish.

20
Aug
2024

The Healing Art of Sacred Writing Retreat - Portugal

08-20-2024 - 08-25-2024
Early Bird Prices start at 1485€
Quinta Overview

You are Invited to Quinta Carvalhas, Portugal, for the Healing Art of Sacred Writing Retreat

We would like to welcome you to our retreat at Quinta Caravalhas, a luxury farm and holistic well-being haven in the Portuguese countryside for a tender writing retreat where poetry and creative writing, are used as a tool to explore healing, self-love, self-forgiveness, and self-compassion.  Join Poet and Sacred Writing Facilitator Sukina Noor and Writer and Story Coach M. Nafisah Cabrera Estévez as they lead you for 5 days of writing, devotion, healing practices, time in nature and sisterhood whilst being nourished by delicious home-cooked vegetarian meals with ingredients from the organic farm.

01
Sep
2024

Christina Baker Kline & Paula McLain in France

09-01-2024 - 09-07-2024
$5,750.00
Write in Chamonix, France

Join us for an unforgettable week in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, in the heart of the French Alps, where with this unparalleled natural setting as muse, we will take your writing to the next level, deepening your awareness of physical detail and sensory imagery as powerful tools that can help you turn life into art.

This retreat includes:
15-hour writing workshop + 1-hour critique session
6 nights in a private, en suite room in a luxury chalet
Freshly prepared French cuisine (alcohol not included)
Scheduled round trip transportation between the Geneva train station (Cornavin) & the retreat chalet in Chamonix.
Local concierge services

Download retreat pdf overview here: CBK & PM

08
Sep
2024

Kalymnos Writers' Festival

09-08-2024 - 09-14-2024
1,950 Euros
September 8 - 14 2024 Kalymnos Writers' Festival

Celebrate the craft of narrative, learn the tools for weathering uncertainty in the creative process, and meet a group of fellow writers who will support and learn from each other with the great company and guidance of seasoned writers and storytellers in the stunning and storied landscape of Greece.  Your instructors will include Booker-longlisted author, Niall Williams, and Moth Storyteller and podcast host, Terence Mickey. 

13
Sep
2024

Writeaway in France

09-13-2024 - 09-20-2024
All inclusive, $3,200 single, $2,800 shared
French chateau with topiary

In this weeklong writing retreat in France, you'll revitalize your writing voice in a 15th century chateau, with a dedicated time to spend on the project of your choice. Your Writeaway in France includes writing consultations and daily writing workshops, a French cooking class, a visit to a farmers' market and tastings at local wineries, all meals (four-course dinners prepared by a French chef!), local wine and after-dinner drinks, and marvelous company.

Find out more at https://www.writeaways.com/writeaway-in-france.

25
Sep
2024

Shadows and Secrets Writing Retreat

09-25-2024 - 09-29-2024
$4,500.00
Shadows and Secrets logo - skull with quill pen

Shadows & Secrets is a 5-day writing retreat for mystery, thriller, and suspense authors who are serious about their work and looking for transformation on their work-in-progress.

26
Sep
2024

Writing in Italy

09-26-2024 - 10-01-2024
Starting at $3300
writing retreat in Tuscany Italy information

Wherever you find yourself in your publishing journey, you’re invited to join this once-in-a-lifetime writing experience in a sprawling Italian villa nestled in the Tuscan hills, just a stone’s throw away from iconic Florence. Take part in professional workshops with renowned book and film experts while staying in an atmospheric 16th-century villa. Retreat guests will enjoy an all-inclusive experience with breathtaking accommodations, meals with a private chef, and opportunities to soak in the culture with a variety of city tours. Visit writinginitaly.com to learn more! 

03
Oct
2024

Eerie Elixir 2024

10-03-2024 - 10-06-2024
$2,850.00
Eerie Elixir at The Sayre Mansion

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls! Oh my! Join us for a special spoooooooky Elixir Writing Retreat!

Join award-winning horror writer Briana Morgan, 3 Seas Literary Agency founder Michelle Grajkowski, and co-host/professional ghost hunter turned literary agent, Stacey Graham! Eerie Elixir will surprise and inspire you...and maybe scare you just a bit!

06
Oct
2024

John Claude Bemis Writing Retreat

10-06-2024 - 10-12-2024
Application required
Chateau

Fiction writers of all genres are welcome for this week-long retreat in a spectacular chateau in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards.

Along with eight other writers, you’ll gather each morning for three hours in one of the castle’s magnificent rooms—or poolside—to explore techniques to make each scene and every page more captivating to readers. You’ll learn new ways to create an immersive writing voice with point-of-view, how to micro-plot scenes into strong arcs, and how to weave together your characters’ interior lives with their external struggles. Each participant will have a one-hour private consultation with John.

06
Oct
2024

Martha's Vineyard Writing Retreat

10-06-2024 - 10-11-2024
$2250
White light house with a house with a red roof and sky and water in the background

This retreat welcomes women writers from all genres interested in a concentrated writing experience over eight workshop sessions. Whether interested in memoir, fiction, or non-fiction, this is the perfect opportunity to create a new body of work.

During the workshops, we’ll delve into plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more. I am dedicated to getting you beyond your internal criticism and into the creative flow. My unique teaching style fosters growth and self-assurance.

What better place to take a deep dive into the creative process and connect with unlimited inspiration?

Let's breathe that ocean air and get some writing done!

10
Oct
2024

Empowering Writers Retreat with a touch of Magic

10-10-2024 - 10-14-2024
Fees start at $2500 for a shared room and go up to $3000 for a single room with a king sized bed.
The flier includes images of the lodging, the common space, and the location of the retreat. The background is black with magical gold specs. At the bottom it has a quote from Practical Magic: “there is a little witch in all of us.” It also lists the serv

This is a  wellness retreat to inspire your creative journey in mind, body, and spirit. We seek creatives craving time and space to achieve goals and set intentions. The workshops will be reflective/writing focused with some additional artistic elements to boost creativity. Let's make some magic together! 

17
Oct
2024

Ego Break Retreat

10-17-2024 - 10-22-2024
$1,499.00
Ego Break Retreat

The mission of Ego Break Writers Retreats is to facilitate unique, all-inclusive, transformational retreats that show rather than tell writers how to thrive. It is our vision to creatively expand the consciousness of writers.

09
Nov
2024

Catch the Wave Writing Retreat

11-09-2024 - 11-13-2024
$2297 - Payment Plan Available
Beach Writing Retreat in NC

Do you struggle to find time to write? Make it a priority for five days with other writers.

Enjoy girl time at the beach and treat yourself to a cozy, luxurious retreat while learning from industry professionals in beautiful Corolla, NC.

  • Includes your own king suite with private bathroom, workshops, and meals. Some rooms have shared accommodations if you want to bring a friend to split the costs, or choose your own privacy. It's your choice!
  • Prioritize your writing to scenic, peaceful views while helping to shorten your road to publishing success.
  • Elevate your writing skills to achieve the writing results that you desire.
  • HANDICAP-ACCESSIBLE RAMP TO LOWER FLOOR WITH ELEVATOR TO TOP FLOOR.

Secure your spot today and embark on a transformative journey of inspiration and creativity at Catch the Wave Writing Retreat. Reserve now at our website,  Catch The Wave Writing Retreat.

30
Nov
2024

Mexico Writing Retreat

11-30-2024 - 12-06-2024
695 CAD
Writing Retreats in Mexico

There are times in our lives when we crave new sights and sounds. Fresh sources of inspiration. Unexpected encounters. Moments of awe and delight. We long for the kinds of friendships that can only emerge from shared interests. We dream of an altered perspective of self, based on the absorption of new experiences, skills and ideas.

If this sounds familiar, and you love to write, then join us for a special 7-day retreat experience.

05
Dec
2024

Retreat with Me

12-05-2024 - 12-08-2024
$975.00
Autumn colours in trees surrounding a house with gum trees behind

Join me for a transformative four-day writing retreat designed to provide you with the ideal environment to nurture your creativity, focus on your writing project, and connect with a community of like-minded writers. This intimate retreat offers a supportive and calm atmosphere where you can retreat from the world and immerse yourself in your craft.

19
Jan
2025

Costa Rica Writing Retreat

$695 CDN
Writing Retreats in Costa Rica

We all crave inspiration, once in a while; the time to dream, the space to think, the energy to pour into a creative project. We need to recharge, to reassert belief in ourselves and to re-imagine how we see ourselves. We need to laugh, to learn new skills, to be alone when we choose to, to be part of a community when the mood takes us and to reconnect with the natural world. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect place to do all this than in our beautiful Costa Rica!

12
Mar
2025

Northern California Writers' Retreat, Session 1

03-12-2025 - 03-16-2025
$2,797, plus $20 application fee
Logo for Northern California Writers' Retreat with poppies and mountains

Northern California Writers' Retreat is a juried retreat for 18 fiction writers, set in Carmel Valley, in the shade of deep-rooted oak trees, the Santa Lucia mountain range as our backdrop. The retreat features one Author-in-Residence--a fiction writer who has published at least one novel who is there to serve as a mentor to our writers--and two Guest Literary Agents, who help lead workshops, offer advice on the publishing industry, and discuss their roles and what they want to see in submissions. Founder and director Heather Lazare also leads a workshop, and discusses her industry experience as a former editor at Penguin Random House and S&S. By bringing together an author, literary agents, and an editor, it is our hope that participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the publishing industry--as well as a writing partner or two! Come join us as we enter our tenth year!

14
Mar
2025

Fiction Intensive

03-14-2025 - 03-16-2025
$1,155.00
Image of two spotlights with text: Focus on your fiction

This exclusive experience is focused on story development, practical approaches and techniques for fiction projects, and frameworks for productive creative practice. It is fully residential in a delightful rural retreat, and each day features two masterclasses with experienced author and educator Kelly Gardiner, writing exercises, workshopping, writing time, and discussion with your fellow writers.

26
Mar
2025

Northern California Writers' Retreat, Session 2

03-26-2025 - 03-30-2025
$2,797, plus $20 application fee
Logo for Northern California Writers' Retreat with poppies and mountains

Northern California Writers' Retreat is a juried retreat for 18 fiction writers, set in Carmel Valley, in the shade of deep-rooted oak trees, the Santa Lucia mountain range as our backdrop. The retreat features one Author-in-Residence--a fiction writer who has published at least one novel who is there to serve as a mentor to our writers--and two Guest Literary Agents, who help lead workshops, offer advice on the publishing industry, and discuss their roles and what they want to see in submissions. Founder and director Heather Lazare also leads a workshop, and discusses her industry experience as a former editor at Penguin Random House and S&S. By bringing together an author, literary agents, and an editor, it is our hope that participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the publishing industry--as well as a writing partner or two! Come join us as we enter our tenth year!

30
Mar
2025

Wiley Cash Writing Retreat

03-30-2025 - 04-05-2025
Application required
View from deck

Wiley’s retreat is for writers who understand that writing is as much about craft as it is creativity.

We’ll spend three hours each morning discussing the differences between scene and narrative summary and the components that make both so valuable to writers (and our readers). We’ll begin by exploring successful scenes by published authors, and then we’ll dive into one another’s work, looking for ways to hone or expand our scenes and summaries. We’ll also respond to various writing assignments that will require us to make informed decisions about what to explore in scene and what to condense in summary.

09
Apr
2025

Northern California Writers' Retreat, Session 3

04-09-2025 - 04-13-2025
$2,797, plus $20 application fee
Logo for Northern California Writers' Retreat with poppies and mountains

Northern California Writers' Retreat is a juried retreat for 18 fiction writers, set in Carmel Valley, in the shade of deep-rooted oak trees, the Santa Lucia mountain range as our backdrop. The retreat features one Author-in-Residence--a fiction writer who has published at least one novel who is there to serve as a mentor to our writers--and two Guest Literary Agents, who help lead workshops, offer advice on the publishing industry, and discuss their roles and what they want to see in submissions. Founder and director Heather Lazare also leads a workshop, and discusses her industry experience as a former editor at Penguin Random House and S&S. By bringing together an author, literary agents, and an editor, it is our hope that participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the publishing industry--as well as a writing partner or two! Come join us as we enter our tenth year!

21
Apr
2025

Writeaway in Italy

04-21-2025 - 04-28-2025
All inclusive, $3,200 single, $2,800 shared
Two writers at table outside Italian villa

Transform your writing with seven nights’ accommodations in a Tuscan villa, six quiet retreat mornings to focus on the writing project of your dreams, and six afternoon workshops with a deep emphasis on craft. Your Writeaway in Italy includes private consultations, daily workshops, an Italian cooking class, all meals, daily aperitivos and wine with dinner, a wine tasting, and dinner in a private Italian home prepared by sommelier Susanna Pacini.

Find out more at https://www.writeaways.com/writeaway-in-italy.

10
May
2025

Tuscany Writing Retreat - May 10, 2025

05-10-2025 - 05-17-2025
From $3900
Aerial shot of Tuscan villa with pool and surrounding fields

This ia a generative writing retreat, which means you’ll have the freedom to follow fresh ideas and deepen existing ones as you create new work. Each day, we’ll explore a new facet of your writing, including plot, character, dialogue, and more — all designed to help you discover and embrace your unique vision. 

Kathryn is a gifted facilitator, and her teaching strategies and techniques were second to none. I returned home reinvigorated and ready to continue my writing practice with renewed energy. I truly found my 'Writer Within.'  ~Linda Young, Portland, OR

17
May
2025

Writeaway in New Mexico

05-17-2025 - 05-24-2025
All inclusive, $3,200 single, $2,800 shared
Adobe home in New Mexico with blue sky

Our Spring Writeaway in New Mexico is designed to take advantage of the best season in the Southwest. With seven nights in a stunning adobe home, six quiet retreat mornings to focus on your writing, six afternoon workshops, lovely writing nooks throughout the house, private consultations whenever you need them, all meals (including daily cocktails and wine), and a Southwestern cooking class complete with sangria, your writing will thrive in an enchanted landscape.

Find out more at https://www.writeaways.com/writeaway-in-new-mexico.

 

18
May
2025

Tuscany Writing Retreat - May 18, 2025

05-18-2025 - 05-24-2025
From $3900
Tuscan villa with pool in green countryside

Join Kathryn Kay and a small group of like-minded women writers for a magical week in the heart of Italy. Together, we’ll explore the region, share our words, and grow as writers. You won’t just bring home a new passport stamp; you’ll return with a new body of work, attainable next-steps, and a heart bursting with newfound inspiration.

What could be better for your writing than getting away from the stresses of everyday life and writing to your heart’s content? This retreat welcomes women writers of all ages, genres, and levels of experience.

03
Jun
2025

Storytelling Sojourn with Jamie Ford

06-03-2025 - 06-09-2025
Application required
Chateau

Join us for a week of creative splendor with seven fellow writers at a spectacular château in the Pays de la Loire region of France.

Each morning we’ll gather for three hours in one of the château’s cozy rooms, or poolside, to workshop beginning chapters, opening scenes, and examine the types of contracts we make with readers on page one.

We’ll discuss writing vs. storytelling, ways of immersing the reader, and how to bank and spend emotional currency. Each participant will also have a 1-hour private session.

All genres are welcome In this generative workshop.

15
Jun
2025

David Rocklin Writing Retreat

06-15-2025 - 06-21-2025
Application required
Chamonix, France

Join David for an inspiring writing retreat in the high-alpine village of Chamonix.

Every day our group of 8 writers will gather for a three-hour workshop in a luxurious high-alpine villa.

The classes will be a combination of generative writing exercises and small-group critiques in a close-knit & nurturing environment. Each student will also meet with David for a one-hour private session.

All genres are welcome.

14
Sep
2025

Christina Baker Kline & Paula McLain Retreat

09-14-2025 - 09-20-2025
Application required
View from deck

Join Christina and Paula for this unique opportunity for a creative deep dive in the coastal village of Arcachon, a historical gem south of Bordeaux.

Every day our group of sixteen women writers will gather for a three-hour workshop in one of our two luxurious villas. The classes will be a combination of generative writing exercises and small-group critiques in a close-knit & nurturing environment. We’ll vary the groups each day to keep the energy fresh, and each student will meet with either Christina and Paula for a one-hour private session. All genres are welcome.
28
Sep
2025

Phyllis Biffle Elmore Writing Retreat

09-28-2025 - 10-04-2025
Application required
View from deck

Phyllis’ writing retreat is for writers of all genres who want to dive into a deeper relationship with their writing in a nurturing group dynamic.

We will spend three glorious hours each morning discussing and discovering the following: roadblocks, hinderances and/or the brick wall that prevent you from developing as a writer, purpose, voice, and style, inward-looking vs action oriented, pacing and flow, and writing as a form of healing.

We will also examine why your story is your story, what makes your story your own, and why you are the only one who can write it. 

23
Oct
2025

Valencia Writer Retreat

10-23-2025 - 10-30-2025
Deposits start at $500
Women's writing retreat

Whether you're a professional writer or beginner, unleash your imagination through a series of guided activities. 

Reviews of the 5-star villa in Valencia

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Well equipped and comfortable house. It is two flats with separate entrances. Very good views.

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The pool the kids loved. lots of space, also liked the Jeu de Boule court and outdoor barbecue. Space on private property for 2 cars. Excellent.

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