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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.

Retreat Date 09-13-2024
Retreat End Date 09-20-2024
Retreat Fee All inclusive, $3,200 single, $2,800 shared
Created By Mimi Herman
Retreat Contact Person Mimi and John
Retreat Contact Information writeawaysinfo@gmail.com
Location Chateau du Pin, Loire Valley, France
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Academic, BIPOC, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Songwriting, Thriller/Suspense, Workshops
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! 

Retreat Date 09-26-2024
Retreat End Date 10-01-2024
Retreat Fee Starting at $3300
Created By Suzanne Young
Retreat Contact Person Suzanne Young
Retreat Contact Information info@writinginitaly.com
Location Writing in Italy
Genres and Categories Fiction, BIPOC, Children's books, Creative Writing, LGBTQ+, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Thriller/Suspense, Workshops
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!

Retreat Date 03-12-2025
Retreat End Date 03-16-2025
Retreat Fee $2,797, plus $20 application fee
Created By Heather Lazare
Retreat Contact Person Heather Lazare
Retreat Contact Information https://www.norcalwritersretreat.com
Location Carmel Valley, California
Genres and Categories Fiction, BIPOC, Creative Writing, LGBTQ+, Mystery, Novels, Scholarships, Short Stories, Thriller/Suspense, Workshops
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!

Retreat Date 03-26-2025
Retreat End Date 03-30-2025
Retreat Fee $2,797, plus $20 application fee
Created By Heather Lazare
Retreat Contact Person Heather Lazare
Retreat Contact Information https://www.norcalwritersretreat.com
Location Carmel Valley, California
Genres and Categories Fiction, BIPOC, Creative Writing, LGBTQ+, Mystery, Novels, Scholarships, Short Stories, Thriller/Suspense, Workshops
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!

Retreat Date 04-09-2025
Retreat End Date 04-13-2025
Retreat Fee $2,797, plus $20 application fee
Created By Heather Lazare
Retreat Contact Person Heather Lazare
Retreat Contact Information https://www.norcalwritersretreat.com
Location Carmel Valley, California
Genres and Categories Fiction, BIPOC, Creative Writing, LGBTQ+, Mystery, Novels, Scholarships, Short Stories, Thriller/Suspense, Workshops
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.

Retreat Date 04-21-2025
Retreat End Date 04-28-2025
Retreat Fee All inclusive, $3,200 single, $2,800 shared
Created By Mimi Herman
Retreat Contact Person Mimi and John
Retreat Contact Information writeawaysinfo@gmail.com
Location Villa Cini, Tuscany, Italy
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Academic, BIPOC, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Songwriting, Thriller/Suspense, Workshops
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.

 

Retreat Date 05-17-2025
Retreat End Date 05-24-2025
Retreat Fee All inclusive, $3,200 single, $2,800 shared
Created By Mimi Herman
Retreat Contact Person Mimi and John
Retreat Contact Information writeawaysinfo@gmail.com
Location Casa Bellissima, Tesuque, New Mexico
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Academic, BIPOC, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Songwriting, Thriller/Suspense, Workshops