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20
May
2024

Discovery Travel writing Retreat

05-20-2024 - 05-26-2024
2,250 Euro
Discovery Writing Retreat Ireland

Practical workshops on the art of travel writing plus a special focus on travel photography, a combination often required by magazine, newspaper and travel website editors. The course also includes excursions to places of special interest, both historical and cultural and invited speakers in diverse tourism sectors. This course is suitable for those who love travel and enjoy writing account of their adventures for family and friends; who already host their own travel blog and want to improve its quality and reach; those interested in launching their own travel blogs; and those who would like to write articles for travel outlets or expand their existing portfolio. 

Registration has now closed. Please contact the Retreat Host directly with any questions.

28
May
2024

The Good Word Writers Retreat

05-28-2024 - 06-03-2024
$5,200.00
The Good Word Writers Retreat

Retreat to an idyllic location near the Aegean Sea for six nights where you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals, writers! Here you will share your work, participate in readings of your material with professional actors and interact daily with top-notch mentors in the industry as you polish your current draft. Private one on one sessions offer an opportunity to go deep into the material. If you like, you can choose the option to film a short scene from your script or novel to use for marketing. In addition, we hold an on-site film festival where you may share previous work and learn more about your peers. After the retreat, we provide a live reading in Hollywood for you and the writing community. Join us in Greece for an experience that you will never forget. 

01
Jun
2024

The Writer's Way on a Pilgrim Path

06-01-2024 - 06-12-2024
3500 euros single ensuite, all inclusive 500 euro deposit to sign up

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The Writer’s Way on a Pilgrim Path with  Rosalind Brackenbury
Join us on-site for a soulful 10-day writing retreat in Northern Spain
June 1-12, 2024

with the possibility to add …

Part II: Extend and integrate your Retreat with an optional pilgrimage
A 12 day select itinerary walking to Santiago de Compostela
June 12 - 24, 2024

02
Jun
2024

Write with Ellen Sussman in France

06-02-2024 - 06-08-2024
$6,000.00
Write with Ellen Sussman in France

Ellen Sussman is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, A Wedding in ProvenceThe Paradise Guest HouseFrench Lessons, and On a Night Like This. She is the editor of two critically acclaimed anthologies, Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave and Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex. Spend a week with Ellen and seven fellow writers at a magnificent “Belle Epoque” mansion in Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, in the Provence-Côte d’Azur region of France.

02
Jun
2024

Write From Anywhere: Mexico City

06-02-2024 - 06-09-2024
$4,085.00
A overheard photo of Palacio De Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Mexico, home of the Write From Anywhere: Mexico City writing retreat

This June, escape to Write From Anywhere: Mexico City, a women-only writing retreat designed to empower your research and reignite your creativity. Immerse yourself in a vibrant community of women, improve your wriitng with expert guidance, and explore the rich culture of Mexico City. This transformative experience offers dedicated writing sessions, inspiring workshops, delicious meals, and unforgettable excursions – all designed to help you crush your writing goals and celebrate your scholarly success. Spots are limited, so sign up today and unlock your full potential as a writer!

07
Jun
2024

Spring Thaw

06-07-2024 - 06-09-2024
From $795
Wildflower bush in front of a purple wall.

This is a weekend for folks who want to escape the city, snip the ties on their responsibilities and create some beautiful, focused time to write. We’ll gather at a barrier-free, 600-acre property in the deep woods — eight participants and two facilitators — and we’ll write. In silence and in laughter, in circles and all alone, we’ll find words and sentences to move our stories out into the world.

Participants may have projects on the go, or may simply arrive with big open hearts and the desire to create.

07
Jun
2024

Stillwater: Release Your Inner Writer Retreat

06-07-2024 - 06-09-2024
Fees start at $929. Book now to save $200 (early bird ends April 10th)
A large white historic house with a rock garden in the foreground

Are you a writer who... 

  • is blocked or can't fulfil your strong desire to write 
  • struggles to make the time and space to create 
  • can't approach the page because of anxiety
  • is curious about writing creative non-fiction, memoir, or fiction 
  • is ready to 'let go and lean in' to your own words 

Welcome! We would love to have you join us during a transformative weekend of calm, creative expression with us, writer Lauren Carter and writer and physiotherapist Anita Allen. Held on a historic twelve-acre property full of gardens, lake views, and tranquil walks, this retreat offers sessions about grounding and nervous system regulation alongside playful, profound writing workshops focused on fiction and creative non-fiction. 

Relax in century-old Edgar House’s sunroom as you write within a circle of co-regulating support. Consider your memoir or novel from a seat on the dock or while walking the forest labyrinth. Go home nurtured, inspired, and with new awareness of how to enter your writing with a deeper sense of safety. 

Capped at 14 participants, this retreat will fill fast! Secure the early bird rate with a deposit before April 10th and save $200! 

09
Jun
2024

Ireland Writing Retreat on the Ring of Kerry

06-09-2024 - 06-13-2024
$500.00
Stone covered with lichen, surrounded by fern, against steep green mountains.

For writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and hybrid. Active, immersive writing with mentored critique. Find out more at www.carolynflynn.com/ireland-2024.

10
Jun
2024

Shadowfax Retreat

06-10-2024 - 06-15-2024
325.-375.
two story historic brick building in New England

The 32M Center for Creative Work Retreat offers writers a private space and an inspiring environment in which to create or develop new work. Work/ living space is offered for a modest fee. Two private spaces: the East and West studios are available with views overlooking the river. A shared kitchen with refrigerator and stove, is available for residents.

Residents will have the option of scheduled critiques or creative mentoring with our in-house artists or by Zoom with our partner artists.

Writing Residents: A lovely, quiet, self directed writers/artist retreat, housing a max of 3 writer residents per weekly session.  32M is an emerging space for writers of all kinds to make new work or explore new processes. A strong commitment to multi-disciplinary conversations and cross-pollinations is a guiding principle. 32M exists to foster and further creative exploration in all media.

 

13
Jun
2024

Quilt Journeys: A Writing Retreat With Quiltfolk

Quilt Journeys: A Writing Retreat With Quiltfolk

Quiltfolk’s four-day writing retreat will take place on the second floor of the beautiful Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset, Iowa, with one day spent at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. This retreat is designed for quilters and offers participants the time and space to explore and enjoy their passion for quilts using words and story. (No prior writing experience required!) By the end of the retreat, you will have crafted a piece of writing that expresses what’s important to you about quilts and your life as a quiltmaker. You’ll also have the tools and skills you need to keep writing long after the retreat is over. The Quilt Journeys Writing Retreat is any quilter’s dream come true!

17
Jun
2024

Dreaming Mandalas

06-17-2024 - 06-21-2024
325.-375.
two story historic brick building in New England

Writing Residents: A lovely, quiet, mostly self directed writers/artist retreat, housing a max of 3 writer residents per weekly session.  32M is an emerging space for writers of all kinds to make new work or explore new processes. A strong commitment to multi-disciplinary conversations and cross-pollinations is a guiding principle. 32M exists to foster and further creative exploration in all media. Residents will have the option of adding on scheduled critiques, creative mentoring or mandala creating with our in-house artists or by Zoom with our partner artists.

 

21
Jun
2024

Beach Glass Writers Residency

06-21-2024 - 06-28-2024
Basic lodging for 1 week is $650; addt'l fees for 1:1 coaching
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A Creative Sanctuary Steps From Lake Michigan With Time and Space to Write

  • Are you longing for the time and space to write that book you've been dreaming about?
  • What if you could have a lovely creative getaway PLUS writing support and direction?

Beach Glass Writers Residency offers an artistic, distraction-free space where writers can unwind, be inspired, and make real writing progress.

This self-directed residency is located in Chicago and provides an immersive creative environment with 1:1 support from a seasoned writing coach and developmental editor.

24
Jun
2024

Inward Light Retreat

06-24-2024 - 06-29-2024
325.-375.
two story historic brick building in New England seen from a distance

Writing Residents: A lovely, quiet, self directed writers/artist retreat, housing a max of 3 writer residents per weekly session.  32M is an emerging space for writers of all kinds to make new work or explore new processes. A strong commitment to multi-disciplinary conversations and cross-pollinations is a guiding principle. 32M exists to foster and further creative exploration in all media. Residents will have the option of adding on scheduled critiques, creative mentoring or river meditating with our in-house artists or by Zoom with our partner artists.

28
Jul
2024

Finger Lakes Women's Writers Retreat

07-28-2024 - 08-01-2024
$1600-2100
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 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

04
Aug
2024

Finger Lakes Women's Writers Retreat

08-04-2024 - 08-08-2024
$1600-2100
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 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

13
Aug
2024

Write From Anywhere: Ireland

08-13-2024 - 08-20-2024
$6,485.00
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. 

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!

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!

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