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You are Invited to Quinta Carvalhas, Portugal, for the Healing Art of Sacred Writing Retreat

We would like to welcome you to our retreat at Quinta Caravalhas, a luxury farm and holistic well-being haven in the Portuguese countryside for a tender writing retreat where poetry and creative writing, are used as a tool to explore healing, self-love, self-forgiveness, and self-compassion.  Join Poet and Sacred Writing Facilitator Sukina Noor and Writer and Story Coach M. Nafisah Cabrera Estévez as they lead you for 5 days of writing, devotion, healing practices, time in nature and sisterhood whilst being nourished by delicious home-cooked vegetarian meals with ingredients from the organic farm.

Retreat Date 08-20-2024
Retreat End Date 08-25-2024
Retreat Fee Early Bird Prices start at 1485€
Created By M. Nafisah Cabrera Estévez
Retreat Contact Person M. Nafisah Cabrera Estévez
Retreat Contact Information contact@sacredwritingretreatsportugal.com
Location Quinta Caravalhas
Genres and Categories Poetry, Women only, 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 Foreword Retreats
Retreat Contact Person Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Information welcome@forewordretreats.com
Location Chamonix
Genres and Categories Women only, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry
French chateau with topiary

In this weeklong writing retreat in France, you'll revitalize your writing voice in a 15th century chateau, with a dedicated time to spend on the project of your choice. Your Writeaway in France includes writing consultations and daily writing workshops, a French cooking class, a visit to a farmers' market and tastings at local wineries, all meals (four-course dinners prepared by a French chef!), local wine and after-dinner drinks, and marvelous company.

Find out more at https://www.writeaways.com/writeaway-in-france.

Retreat Date 09-13-2024
Retreat End Date 09-20-2024
Retreat Fee All inclusive, $3,200 single, $2,800 shared
Created By Mimi Herman
Retreat Contact Person Mimi and John
Retreat Contact Information writeawaysinfo@gmail.com
Location Chateau du Pin, Loire Valley, France
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Academic, BIPOC, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Songwriting, Thriller/Suspense, 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 8 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, September 22 - 29, 2024, is Renewing Ourselves.

Retreat Date 09-22-2024
Retreat End Date 09-29-2024
Retreat Fee $2295.00 + airfare
Created By Bonnie Wolkenstein
Retreat Contact Person BONNIE WOLKENSTEIN
Retreat Contact Information guanajuatowritingretreat@gmail.com
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
Chateau

Fiction writers of all genres are welcome for this week-long retreat in a spectacular chateau in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards.

Along with eight other writers, you’ll gather each morning for three hours in one of the castle’s magnificent rooms—or poolside—to explore techniques to make each scene and every page more captivating to readers. You’ll learn new ways to create an immersive writing voice with point-of-view, how to micro-plot scenes into strong arcs, and how to weave together your characters’ interior lives with their external struggles. Each participant will have a one-hour private consultation with John.

Retreat Date 10-06-2024
Retreat End Date 10-12-2024
Retreat Fee Application required
Created By Foreword Retreats
Retreat Contact Person Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Information carol@forewordretreats.com
Location Bordeaux, France
Genres and Categories Workshops, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Short Stories, Thriller/Suspense
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
View from deck

Wiley’s retreat is for writers who understand that writing is as much about craft as it is creativity.

We’ll spend three hours each morning discussing the differences between scene and narrative summary and the components that make both so valuable to writers (and our readers). We’ll begin by exploring successful scenes by published authors, and then we’ll dive into one another’s work, looking for ways to hone or expand our scenes and summaries. We’ll also respond to various writing assignments that will require us to make informed decisions about what to explore in scene and what to condense in summary.

Retreat Date 03-30-2025
Retreat End Date 04-05-2025
Retreat Fee Application required
Created By Foreword Retreats
Retreat Contact Person Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Information carol@forewordretreats.com
Location Arcachon
Genres and Categories Workshops, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Short Stories, Thriller/Suspense
Two writers at table outside Italian villa

Transform your writing with seven nights’ accommodations in a Tuscan villa, six quiet retreat mornings to focus on the writing project of your dreams, and six afternoon workshops with a deep emphasis on craft. Your Writeaway in Italy includes private consultations, daily workshops, an Italian cooking class, all meals, daily aperitivos and wine with dinner, a wine tasting, and dinner in a private Italian home prepared by sommelier Susanna Pacini.

Find out more at https://www.writeaways.com/writeaway-in-italy.

Retreat Date 04-21-2025
Retreat End Date 04-28-2025
Retreat Fee All inclusive, $3,200 single, $2,800 shared
Created By Mimi Herman
Retreat Contact Person Mimi and John
Retreat Contact Information writeawaysinfo@gmail.com
Location Villa Cini, Tuscany, Italy
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Academic, BIPOC, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Songwriting, Thriller/Suspense, Workshops
Adobe home in New Mexico with blue sky

Our Spring Writeaway in New Mexico is designed to take advantage of the best season in the Southwest. With seven nights in a stunning adobe home, six quiet retreat mornings to focus on your writing, six afternoon workshops, lovely writing nooks throughout the house, private consultations whenever you need them, all meals (including daily cocktails and wine), and a Southwestern cooking class complete with sangria, your writing will thrive in an enchanted landscape.

Find out more at https://www.writeaways.com/writeaway-in-new-mexico.

 

Retreat Date 05-17-2025
Retreat End Date 05-24-2025
Retreat Fee All inclusive, $3,200 single, $2,800 shared
Created By Mimi Herman
Retreat Contact Person Mimi and John
Retreat Contact Information writeawaysinfo@gmail.com
Location Casa Bellissima, Tesuque, New Mexico
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Academic, BIPOC, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories, Songwriting, Thriller/Suspense, Workshops
Chamonix, France

Join David for an inspiring writing retreat in the high-alpine village of Chamonix.

Every day our group of 8 writers will gather for a three-hour workshop in a luxurious high-alpine villa.

The classes will be a combination of generative writing exercises and small-group critiques in a close-knit & nurturing environment. Each student will also meet with David for a one-hour private session.

All genres are welcome.

Retreat Date 06-15-2025
Retreat End Date 06-21-2025
Retreat Fee Application required
Created By Foreword Retreats
Retreat Contact Person Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Information carol@forewordretreats.com
Location Chamonix
Genres and Categories Workshops, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Thriller/Suspense
View from deck

Join Christina and Paula for this unique opportunity for a creative deep dive in the coastal village of Arcachon, a historical gem south of Bordeaux.

Every day our group of sixteen women writers will gather for a three-hour workshop in one of our two luxurious villas. The classes will be a combination of generative writing exercises and small-group critiques in a close-knit & nurturing environment. We’ll vary the groups each day to keep the energy fresh, and each student will meet with either Christina and Paula for a one-hour private session. All genres are welcome.
Retreat Date 09-14-2025
Retreat End Date 09-20-2025
Retreat Fee Application required
Created By Foreword Retreats
Retreat Contact Person Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Information carol@forewordretreats.com
Location Arcachon
Genres and Categories Workshops, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Mystery, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Short Stories, Thriller/Suspense, Women only
View from deck

Phyllis’ writing retreat is for writers of all genres who want to dive into a deeper relationship with their writing in a nurturing group dynamic.

We will spend three glorious hours each morning discussing and discovering the following: roadblocks, hinderances and/or the brick wall that prevent you from developing as a writer, purpose, voice, and style, inward-looking vs action oriented, pacing and flow, and writing as a form of healing.

We will also examine why your story is your story, what makes your story your own, and why you are the only one who can write it. 

Retreat Date 09-28-2025
Retreat End Date 10-04-2025
Retreat Fee Application required
Created By Foreword Retreats
Retreat Contact Person Carol Johnson
Retreat Contact Information carol@forewordretreats.com
Location Arcachon
Genres and Categories Workshops, Children's books, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Nonfiction, Novels, Poetry, Thriller/Suspense