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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.

Retreat Date 06-21-2024
Retreat End Date 06-28-2024
Retreat Fee Basic lodging for 1 week is $650; addt'l fees for 1:1 coaching
Created By Tammy Letherer
Retreat Contact Person Tammy Letherer
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Location Beach Glass Writers Residency
Genres and Categories Memoir, Fiction
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.

Retreat Date 06-24-2024
Retreat End Date 06-29-2024
Retreat Fee 325.-375.
Created By julia ferrari
Retreat Contact Person J Ferrari
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Location 32M Center for Creative Work
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir, Mystery, Novels, Poetry, Short Stories
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
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Deep Writing Retreat: A Five-Day, In-Person Writing Retreat

September 12th to 17th, 2024

at Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Includes all meals, accommodation, daily writing workshops, and more.


Are you longing for dedicated time and space to work on your writing? 

Come to a Gulf Island and create!

This retreat will offer writers time and space to work on their chosen writing project in an inspiring and supportive setting. Writers will be encouraged to dive deeply and joyfully into their creative process.

Daily writing sessions will take place in the mornings and some afternoons and will include helpful lessons (on writing craft, story development, cultivating a meaningful writer’s life, etc.) and lots of time to write.

In the spirit of creating a safe, encouraging environment for writers to deepen their process and make progress on their individual projects, works-in-progress will not be shared or critiqued in a group setting. One evening may be devoted to author readings, but participation will be optional.

The intention of this retreat is to provide a nurturing atmosphere for dedicated writers who are:

  • ready to refine their connection to the creative process 
  • open to having creative conversations with other writers
  •  longing for a break from their usual routine
  • wishing for a breakthrough in their writing process


Retreat Date 09-12-2024
Retreat End Date 09-17-2024
Retreat Fee All inclusive fee starts at $1,975
Created By April Bosshard
Retreat Contact Person April Bosshard
Retreat Contact Information
Location Salt Spring Island, BC
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir, Mystery, Novels, Screenwriting, Thriller/Suspense, Workshops
Guanajuato, Mexico

The Guanajuato Writing Retreat, designed for established writers, is a full week, in-person, multi-genre retreat that fosters community building and inspiration in one of Mexico’s most beautiful pueblos mágicos (magic towns).

The small, intimate setting (max 8 participants) and Bonnie’s background as a clinical psychologist and poet, create a unique opportunity for guided self-exploration that deepens and hones our craft. The theme for the upcoming retreat, September 22 - 29, 2024, is Renewing Ourselves.

Retreat Date 09-22-2024
Retreat End Date 09-29-2024
Retreat Fee $2295.00 + airfare
Created By Bonnie Wolkenstein
Retreat Contact Person BONNIE WOLKENSTEIN
Retreat Contact Information
Location Guanajuato Writing Retreat at the Florecer Casitas
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Songwriting
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!

Retreat Date 10-03-2024
Retreat End Date 10-06-2024
Retreat Fee $2,850.00
Created By Daniel Waldman
Retreat Contact Person Daniel Waldman
Retreat Contact Information
Location The Sayre Mansion
Genres and Categories Fiction, Creative Writing, Mystery, Novels, Thriller/Suspense
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
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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 05-10-2025
Retreat End Date 05-17-2025
Retreat Fee From $3900
Created By Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Person Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Information
Location villa de' sernigi
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Fiction, Memoir, Women only
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 05-18-2025
Retreat End Date 05-24-2025
Retreat Fee From $3900
Created By Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Person Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Information
Location villa de' sernigi
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Fiction, Memoir, Women only
Women's writing retreat

Meet other creatives from around the world during our relaxed retreat. You'll have a chance to make new friends, feel the creative energy and new ideas flowing.champagne 1

Retreat Date 10-23-2025
Retreat End Date 10-30-2025
Retreat Fee Deposits start at $500
Created By Sarwah Creed
Retreat Contact Person Sarwah Creed
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Location Villa
Genres and Categories Novels, Fiction