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Ancient temples on a hilltop in evening

An intimate writing retreat in Athens, Greece this October for three amazing women writing inspiring and necessary nonfiction. Your host is a certified book coach and Ph.D. historian with a background in the Classical world. Come be inspired!

This retreat is for writers at a starting point:

  • The start of your book
  • The start of your revision
  • The start of your proposal

To quote Plato, “The beginning is the mostimportant part of the work…”
(Yes, you’ll be working on your book aroundthe corner from where he used to teach!)

You’ll leave Athens inspired and inspiring, on a confident path forward in your book.

Retreat Date 10-30-2023
Retreat End Date 11-03-2023
Retreat Fee $3,500.00
Created By Caroline Malloy
Retreat Contact Person Caroline Malloy
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Location Athens, Greece
Genres and Categories Nonfiction, Academic, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Women only
Words In The Hills: Fall Writing Retreat

This 3-day writing retreat for adults welcomes creative writers of all genres and experience levels. Take workshops with engaging instructors, connect with other writers, and be inspired by the beauty of the Hocking Hills in Southeast Ohio.

Retreat Date 11-03-2023
Retreat End Date 11-05-2023
Retreat Fee $280.00
Created By Megan Bee
Retreat Contact Person Megan Bee
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Location Camp Oty' Okwa
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Poetry, Songwriting, 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 10 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, Nov 5-12, 2023, is Writing – and Living – Boldly.

Retreat Date 11-05-2023
Retreat End Date 11-12-2023
Retreat Fee $1995.00 + airfare
Created By Bonnie Wolkenstein
Retreat Contact Person BONNIE WOLKENSTEIN
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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
Janisse Ray, nature author based in the Southeast, writes by the ocean, pen in hand, leaning up against a rock on the shore.

The Moab Museum invites you to join the iconic nature writer Janisse Ray, November 10-13, 2023 for a long weekend of writing immersion and meaning-making in the spectacular red rocks of the Colorado Plateau. The weekend will focus on creativity and community at historic Red Cliffs Lodge along the Colorado River.

Retreat Date 11-10-2023
Retreat End Date 11-13-2023
Retreat Fee $2,000.00
Created By Diego Velasquez
Location Red Cliffs Lodge
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction, Poetry, Workshops
Blue Ridge Mountains Victorian Mansion

November's all-inclusive retreats are located at the Possum Trot Inn in the Black Mountains Range of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Burnsville, North Carolina. The inn is a 19th Century Victorian mansion originally built as a hotel for the CC&O Railroad in 1890. This private retreat is located in the rural Possum Trot Valley with a small stream meandering through the hollow amidst gently rolling hills, green pastures and far reaching slopes. Straight out of a Charles Dickens novel, this lavish estate is one of the few remaining vintage homes left in the area.

The mission of Ego Break Writers Retreats is to facilitate unique, all inclusive, destination retreats that show rather than tell writers how to thrive. It is our vision to creatively expand consciousness through experiential retreats for writers. Ego Break is an experiential, all inclusive, writers retreat for journal writers, novice writers, professional writers, and everyone in-between, including those who don’t write yet but want to write. Rather than offering workshops that lecture on the mechanics of craft, Ego Break Retreats focus on creativity and character development. No matter your genre or where you are in your writing journey, the expanded and unique perspectives you’ll gain on this retreat will rejuvenate your writing and your life. Ego Break promises to be an experience you’ll write about!

Retreat Date 11-16-2023
Retreat End Date 11-21-2023
Retreat Fee $1,899.00
Created By Karrie Loomis
Retreat Contact Person Karrie Loomis
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Location Possum Trot Inn Victorian Mansion
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, 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:

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
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Location Grasse, France
Genres and Categories Workshops, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, 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
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Location Chamonix
Genres and Categories Women only, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry