Beach Glass Writers Residency

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Urban + Beach Lodging in Chicago’s Most Diverse Neighborhood

We are located in Chicago’s vibrant, artistic Rogers Park neighborhood, which, according to a 2022 list from, is the fifth best place to live in all of America! Our beautifully renovated four-bedroom duplex is just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan, where you’ll find inspiration in the retro architecture of the old Sherwin Hotel and the calming rhythm of the waves. 

Close to both Loyola and Northwestern universities, you’ll be surrounded by academic vigor and creative energy, with easy access to Chicago’s world-class attractions. 

Your Residency, Your Schedule

Book your residency whenever it suits your creative flow. Whether you prefer the privacy of your room, the beach’s natural splendor, or the ambiance of a local café, your writing sanctuary awaits. We designate a theme for each residency, but you are free to tailor the experience to your needs, with as much or as little interaction as you choose. 

2024 Schedule

May 17-24: Surviving Revisions

June 1-8: Mapping Your Memoir

June 21-28: Creating Conflict

July 12-19: Beach Reads; Deconstructing Bestsellers

August 9-16: Think Like a Developmental Editor


Design Your Residency to Fit Your Budget

There are two single-occupancy rooms, with amenities that include private or semi-private bathrooms, workspaces, fully-equipped kitchen, shared living/dining area, and more. The cost of your 7-night lodging is $650 and you can book any number of personal coaching or developmental editing sessions for $100 per hour during your stay.

Apply For a Spot

Applying for a Beach Glass Writers Residency is simple. You'll submit a statement of your goals for the residency, a brief sample of your writing, and your preferred dates. We encourage writers of all genres and backgrounds to apply. Spaces are limited to ensure an intimate, focused experience.


A Professional Guide on Your Writing Journey

Tammy Letherer is not just a fellow writer; she is an award-winning author, writing coach, and developmental editor for Atmosphere Press. With a journalism degree from Indiana University and a diverse writing career, she brings a wealth of experience to guide you in your writing pursuits, wherever you are in your journey.

Tammy’s latest book, a memoir entitled The Buddha at My Table, was honored as the 2019 Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association. She is also the author of two novels. Her passion is helping writers become authors, and she has helped numerous individuals complete both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts and navigate the intricate path of publishing. Learn more about Tammy at

Retreat Information

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
Retreat Contact Information
Location Beach Glass Writers Residency
Genres and Categories Memoir, Fiction

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