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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
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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:

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
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
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Location IWR
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir, Novels, Short Stories
The Good Word Writers Retreat

Retreat to an idyllic location near the Aegean Sea for six nights where you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals, writers! Here you will share your work, participate in readings of your material with professional actors and interact daily with top-notch mentors in the industry as you polish your current draft. Private one on one sessions offer an opportunity to go deep into the material. If you like, you can choose the option to film a short scene from your script or novel to use for marketing. In addition, we hold an on-site film festival where you may share previous work and learn more about your peers. After the retreat, we provide a live reading in Hollywood for you and the writing community. Join us in Greece for an experience that you will never forget. 

Retreat Date 05-28-2024
Retreat End Date 06-03-2024
Retreat Fee $5,200.00
Created By Cathy Yonek
Retreat Contact Person Cathy Lynn Yonek
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Location Retreat By The Sea
Genres and Categories Screenwriting, Novels
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
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Location Grasse, France
Genres and Categories Women only, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novels, Workshops
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
Cathedral Tallinn Estonia

Join Robin, your Novel Whisperer, in Tallinn, Estonia for a week of writing with purpose.  You will be inspired by the beauty of Estonia, 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 with our local guide Stanislas, as well as trying local foods, like Estonian pancakes.  There is group time, and time on your own to reflect, write or wander the Old Town (established in the thirteenth century) for ideas.

Estonia is a Baltic country located only 86 kilometers/53 miles from Helsinki.  It has a cool climate and aside from two major cities is largely forest and agriculture. Estonians are famous for the “singing revolution” and are very patriotic.  If you look on the US State Department website, you will see that Estonia is one of the safest European destinations you could choose.  

Come and find out for yourself how great Estonia is and also get a ton of writing done with the support of a professional book coach.

Retreat Date 09-16-2024
Retreat End Date 09-21-2024
Retreat Fee Reserve your place with a $500 deposit
Created By Robin Henry
Retreat Contact Person Robin Henry
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Location Northern European Writing Adventure
Genres and Categories Women only, Fiction, Novels
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