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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
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
Retreat Contact Information welcome@fireflycreativewriting.com
Location Sumac Centre
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories
Quilt Journeys: A Writing Retreat With Quiltfolk

Quiltfolk’s four-day writing retreat will take place on the second floor of the beautiful Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset, Iowa, with one day spent at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. This retreat is designed for quilters and offers participants the time and space to explore and enjoy their passion for quilts using words and story. (No prior writing experience required!) By the end of the retreat, you will have crafted a piece of writing that expresses what’s important to you about quilts and your life as a quiltmaker. You’ll also have the tools and skills you need to keep writing long after the retreat is over. The Quilt Journeys Writing Retreat is any quilter’s dream come true!

Retreat Date 06-13-2024
Retreat End Date 06-16-2024
Retreat Fee $1,800.00
Created By Lauren DeLuca
Retreat Contact Person Lauren DeLuca
Retreat Contact Information lauren@quiltfolk.com
Location The Charming Town of Winterset, Iowa + A Day Trip to The International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska
Genres and Categories Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Memoir, Nonfiction
two story historic brick building in New England

Writing Residents: A lovely, quiet, mostly 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 mandala creating with our in-house artists or by Zoom with our partner artists.

 

Retreat Date 06-17-2024
Retreat End Date 06-21-2024
Retreat Fee 325.-375.
Created By julia ferrari
Retreat Contact Person J Ferrari
Retreat Contact Information Julia@32MCenter.org
Location 32M Center for Creative Work
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, 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
Retreat Contact Information welcome@forewordretreats.com
Location Chamonix
Genres and Categories Women only, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry
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
Retreat Contact Information Karrie@everything-is-ok.com
Location Inner Garden Creative Retreat Center
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Workshops
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