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Iceland Writers Retreat

Join us for a series of workshops and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers. Between intimate workshops and lectures we’ll offer the chance to tour the spectacular Golden Circle, sit in the cozy cafes of Reykjavik, soak in geothermal hot springs, listen to new Icelandic music, meet contemporary Icelandic writers, and learn about the country’s rich literary tradition. The Iceland Readers Retreat will run concurrently to the IWR. The IRR is an event for avid readers to delve into the oeuvre of an internationally recognized author, as well as the extensive literary traditions and heritage of Iceland.

Retreat Date 04-24-2024
Retreat End Date 04-28-2024
Retreat Fee fees start at 305,000 Icelandic Kroner (approx US $2300)
Created By Erica Green
Retreat Contact Person Erica or Eliza
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Location IWR
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir, Novels, Short Stories
Photograph of poet Jean Atkin, who will lead the retreat and the front exterior of the Elizabethan Acton Scott Hall

Walk with an award-winning poet through the layers of history that overlie this ancient hall and its estate and create your own poem under the guidance of Jean Atkin.

If you are travelling far or you would like to immerse yourself in the historic house experience, you can arrange to stay in one of Acton Scott Hall’s beautiful bedrooms, with delicious breakfast, or self-cater at our luxury Glamping site.

Situated approximately 4.5 miles from two railway stations visitors can easily reach this historic estate via the Manchester to Cardiff Line. With frequent connections from major hubs like Shrewsbury, Hereford, and Newport. Acton Scott Hall is less than a 90-minute drive from Birmingham International Airport.

Retreat Date 04-27-2024
Retreat End Date 04-27-2024
Retreat Fee £120
Created By Claire Stock
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Location Acton Scott Hall, Shropshire
Genres and Categories Poetry, Creative Writing, Workshops
Scott Editorial Writers' Retreat - Hay-on-Wye UK 2024

Stay in a 5 star hotel overlooking the Brecon Beacons and the River Wye. This is a 5 night, all-inclusive writers' retreat for anyone who has a passion for writing. Come with either a fledgling idea or a fully formed manuscript; our inspiring, fun-filled workshops will help you elevate your writing to the next level.

** With 3 international airports just over an hour away, you're closer to this book haven than you think. **


Retreat Date 05-08-2024
Retreat End Date 05-13-2024
Retreat Fee All-inclusive price - £1795
Created By Amy Scott
Retreat Contact Person Amy Scott
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Location Foyles of Glasbury
Genres and Categories Creative Writing

Join us for the Inaugural Muslim Writers’ Salon Writing Retreat

The Muslim Writers’ Salon is excited to present this five-day immersive experience in the south of Spain is designed to help your writing flourish and to foster connections with kindred spirits – all in a beautiful, Muslim-friendly environment.  Uncover and nurture your unique writing voice, develop your craft, share your work, and have a blast in our creative writing classes led by writers, facilitators and Muslim Writers' Salon cofounders, M. Nafisah Cabrera Estévez and Medina Tenour Whiteman. Whether you want to attend the retreat for generative writing or if you have a specific writing project you want to work on, we have space for you, insha'Allah. Each day, our writing sessions will be complemented by creative and experiential activities including Jummah prayer with the local community, ceramics, and walking in the spectacular Alpujarra mountains.


Retreat Date 05-09-2024
Retreat End Date 05-13-2024
Retreat Fee 850€-940€
Created By M. Nafisah Cabrera Estévez
Retreat Contact Person M. Nafisah Cabrera Estévez
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Location Casa Jazmín in Órgiva
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, BIPOC, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Workshops
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

Retreat Date 05-11-2024
Retreat End Date 05-17-2024
Retreat Fee From $3500
Created By Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Person Kathryn Kay
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Location villa de' sernigi
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Fiction, Memoir, Women only
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.

Retreat Date 05-12-2024
Retreat End Date 10-27-2024
Retreat Fee $975.00
Created By Meg Dunley
Retreat Contact Person Meg Dunley
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Location Musk
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction
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.

Retreat Date 05-19-2024
Retreat End Date 05-25-2024
Retreat Fee From $3500
Created By Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Person Kathryn Kay
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Location villa de' sernigi
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Fiction, Memoir, Women only
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. 

Retreat Date 05-20-2024
Retreat End Date 05-26-2024
Retreat Fee 2,250 Euro
Created By Columbia Hillen
Retreat Contact Person Columbia Hillen
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Location Ireland Writing Retreat
Genres and Categories Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Workshops

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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

Retreat Date 06-01-2024
Retreat End Date 06-12-2024
Retreat Fee 3500 euros single ensuite, all inclusive 500 euro deposit to sign up
Created By Kim Narenkivicius
Retreat Contact Person Kim Narenkivicius
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Location The Writers Way Camino de Santiago
Genres and Categories Creative Writing
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.

Retreat Date 06-07-2024
Retreat End Date 06-09-2024
Retreat Fee From $795
Created By Christian Fraser
Retreat Contact Person Heather
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Location Sumac Centre
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories
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

Retreat Date 06-09-2024
Retreat End Date 06-13-2024
Retreat Fee $500.00
Created By Carolyn Flynn
Retreat Contact Person Carolyn Flynn
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Location Ireland
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir, Novels, Poetry
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

Retreat Date 09-01-2024
Retreat End Date 09-07-2024
Retreat Fee $5,750.00
Created By Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Person Carol Johnson
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Location Chamonix
Genres and Categories Women only, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry
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. 

Retreat Date 09-08-2024
Retreat End Date 09-14-2024
Retreat Fee 1,950 Euros
Created By Kalymnos Writers' Festival
Retreat Contact Person Ben McGuire
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Genres and Categories Workshops, Creative Writing
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.

Retreat Date 10-17-2024
Retreat End Date 10-22-2024
Retreat Fee $1,499.00
Created By Karrie Loomis
Retreat Contact Person Karrie Loomis
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Location Inner Garden Creative Retreat Center
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Workshops
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.

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.

Retreat Date 11-09-2024
Retreat End Date 11-13-2024
Retreat Fee $2297 - Payment Plan Available
Created By Lisa Shaughnessy
Retreat Contact Person Lori Hayes
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Location Outer Banks
Genres and Categories Novels, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Women only
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.

Retreat Date 11-30-2024
Retreat End Date 12-06-2024
Retreat Fee 695 CAD
Created By Craig Hartley
Location Centauri Arts Writing Retreat, Merida
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Short Stories, Workshops
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!

Retreat Date 01-19-2025
Retreat End Date 01-26-2025
Retreat Fee $695 CDN
Created By Craig Hartley
Location Centauri Arts Writing Retreat Costa Rica
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Short Stories, Workshops