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Tuscan Villa

This writing retreat is for writers of all genres and levels of experience, from those who have always wanted to write but never found the time, to others who have a project they’ve started and want to take to the next level.

Whether writing a novel, creative non-fiction, memoir or short stories, writers will benefit from Lisa’s expert advice on all aspects of the creative process. There will be ample time for your own writing and one-on-one consultations with Lisa are encouraged.

For five days, in the luxury of the villa, you will write, read, listen, learn and discuss all aspects of creative writing. This could be discovering your story and harnessing your unique voice and dialogue, through to developing an enthralling plot and cohesive structure with a gripping beginning, surprising middle and satisfying ending.

In addition, you’ll discover ways to manage your inner critic, overcome writers’ block, and techniques to overcome procrastination.

Retreat Date 03-18-2024
Retreat End Date 03-24-2024
Retreat Fee From $2995
Created By Mandi Gunsberger
Retreat Contact Person Mandi Gunsberger
Retreat Contact Information mandi@nourishtravel.com
Location Podere Macchione
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, BIPOC, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Workshops
David Rocklin - Start your first book in France with David

Join David Rocklin in the gorgeous Provence-Côte d’Azur region of France for a transformative writing retreat.

Download to view a (pdf) visual description of David’s retreat here: David Rocklin, April 7-14, 2024, Grasse

Read testimonials for David Rocklin here: https://www.forewordretreats.com/david-rocklins-testimonials-and-reviews/

https://davidrocklinauthor.com/

Retreat Date 04-07-2024
Retreat End Date 04-13-2024
Retreat Fee Discounts offered for shared rooms
Created By Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Person Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Information welcome@forewordretreats.com
Location Grasse, France
Genres and Categories Workshops, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Short Stories
Historic House Accommodation

Join Robin, your Novel Whisperer, in Galveston, TX for a week of writing with purpose.  You will be inspired by the beauty of the island, focused on writing by setting aside the time for your project, and supported by a book coach and editor who will help you get words on the page and make your story shine.

The retreat schedule includes coaching time, writing time, group discussions and activities like a Murder and Mansion tour and plenty of seafood.  There is group time, and time on your own to reflect, write or wander the historic district for ideas.

Galveston Island has a rich heritage and natural beauty that make it a favorite getaway for vacationers.  We will be there at the perfect time—no Spring Breakers, no oppressive heat, and no hurricanes.

Come and find out for yourself how great book coaching is and  get a ton of writing done while on vacation!

Retreat Date 04-07-2024
Retreat End Date 04-13-2024
Retreat Fee Reserve your place with a $500 deposit
Created By Robin Henry
Retreat Contact Person Robin Henry
Retreat Contact Information readerlybooks@gmail.com
Location Novel Whisperer Writing Adventure
Genres and Categories Fiction, Women only
A screened-in porch of a wooden cabin with a view looking out at the lake

Wild Writing in the Boreal is an annual Manitoba writing retreat for beginning, emerging, and experienced women writers. The event is held at Falcon Trails, a cabin resort in Whiteshell Provincial Park, and welcomes women for a weekend of writing and connecting in a warm, easygoing, and gorgeous natural environment.

Retreat Date 04-19-2024
Retreat End Date 04-22-2024
Retreat Fee Fees start at $640
Created By Lauren Carter
Retreat Contact Person Lauren Carter
Retreat Contact Information lauren@wildgroundwriting.com
Location Falcon Trails Resort in Whiteshell Provincial Park
Genres and Categories Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Memoir, Nonfiction, Poetry, Women only
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
Retreat Contact Information IWR@IcelandWritersRetreat.com
Location IWR
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir, Novels, Short Stories
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
Retreat Contact Information https://awriterwithin.com/contact/
Location villa de' sernigi
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Fiction, Memoir, Women only
Jamie Ford in France

A week of creative grandeur with seven fellow writers at a magnificent Château in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards.

https://jamieford.com/

Retreat Date 05-12-2024
Retreat End Date 05-18-2024
Retreat Fee $6,150.00
Created By Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Person Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Information welcome@forewordretreats.com
Location Gironde, France
Genres and Categories Workshops, Fiction
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
Retreat Contact Information https://awriterwithin.com/contact/
Location villa de' sernigi
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Fiction, Memoir, Women only
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.

Retreat Date 06-02-2024
Retreat End Date 06-08-2024
Retreat Fee $6,000.00
Created By Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Person Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Information https://www.forewordretreats.com/product/grasse/
Location Grasse, France
Genres and Categories Women only, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Workshops
Rocking chair with a quilt draped over the back in a room full of windows looking out at the lake

Immerse in a transformative weekend of calm, creative expression with award-winning 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! 

Retreat Date 06-07-2024
Retreat End Date 06-09-2024
Retreat Fee Fees start at $929. Book now to save $200 (early bird ends April 10th)
Created By Lauren Carter
Retreat Contact Person Lauren Carter
Retreat Contact Information lauren@wildgroundwriting.com
Location A Historic Estate On Lake Simcoe
Genres and Categories Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir