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Photograph of poet Jean Atkin, who will lead the retreat and the front exterior of the Elizabethan Acton Scott Hall

Walk with an award-winning poet through the layers of history that overlie this ancient hall and its estate and create your own poem under the guidance of Jean Atkin.

If you are travelling far or you would like to immerse yourself in the historic house experience, you can arrange to stay in one of Acton Scott Hall’s beautiful bedrooms, with delicious breakfast, or self-cater at our luxury Glamping site.

Situated approximately 4.5 miles from two railway stations visitors can easily reach this historic estate via the Manchester to Cardiff Line. With frequent connections from major hubs like Shrewsbury, Hereford, and Newport. Acton Scott Hall is less than a 90-minute drive from Birmingham International Airport.

Retreat Date 04-27-2024
Retreat End Date 04-27-2024
Retreat Fee £120
Created By Claire Stock
Retreat Contact Information contact@actonscott.com
Location Acton Scott Hall, Shropshire
Genres and Categories Poetry, Creative Writing, Workshops

Join us for the Inaugural Muslim Writers’ Salon Writing Retreat

The Muslim Writers’ Salon is excited to present this five-day immersive experience in the south of Spain is designed to help your writing flourish and to foster connections with kindred spirits – all in a beautiful, Muslim-friendly environment.  Uncover and nurture your unique writing voice, develop your craft, share your work, and have a blast in our creative writing classes led by writers, facilitators and Muslim Writers' Salon cofounders, M. Nafisah Cabrera Estévez and Medina Tenour Whiteman. Whether you want to attend the retreat for generative writing or if you have a specific writing project you want to work on, we have space for you, insha'Allah. Each day, our writing sessions will be complemented by creative and experiential activities including Jummah prayer with the local community, ceramics, and walking in the spectacular Alpujarra mountains.


Retreat Date 05-09-2024
Retreat End Date 05-13-2024
Retreat Fee 850€-940€
Created By M. Nafisah Cabrera Estévez
Retreat Contact Person M. Nafisah Cabrera Estévez
Retreat Contact Information m.nafisah@muslimwriterssalon.com
Location Casa Jazmín in Órgiva
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, BIPOC, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Novels, Poetry, Screenwriting, Short Stories, 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
Stone covered with lichen, surrounded by fern, against steep green mountains.

For writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and hybrid. Active, immersive writing with mentored critique. Find out more at www.carolynflynn.com/ireland-2024.

Retreat Date 06-09-2024
Retreat End Date 06-13-2024
Retreat Fee $500.00
Created By Carolyn Flynn
Retreat Contact Person Carolyn Flynn
Retreat Contact Information carolyn@carolynflynn.com
Location Ireland
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir, Novels, Poetry
Quinta Overview

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 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
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