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Join Robin, your Novel Whisperer, in Galveston, TX for a week of writing with purpose.  You will be inspired by the beauty of the island, 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 like a Murder and Mansion tour and plenty of seafood.  There is group time, and time on your own to reflect, write or wander the historic district for ideas.

Galveston Island has a rich heritage and natural beauty that make it a favorite getaway for vacationers.  We will be there at the perfect time—no Spring Breakers, no oppressive heat, and no hurricanes.

Come and find out for yourself how great book coaching is and  get a ton of writing done while on vacation!

Retreat Date 04-07-2024
Retreat End Date 04-13-2024
Retreat Fee Reserve your place with a $500 deposit
Created By Robin Henry
Retreat Contact Person Robin Henry
Retreat Contact Information readerlybooks@gmail.com
Location Novel Whisperer Writing Adventure
Genres and Categories Fiction, Women only
A screened-in porch of a wooden cabin with a view looking out at the lake

Wild Writing in the Boreal is an annual Manitoba writing retreat for beginning, emerging, and experienced women writers. The event is held at Falcon Trails, a cabin resort in Whiteshell Provincial Park, and welcomes women for a weekend of writing and connecting in a warm, easygoing, and gorgeous natural environment.

Retreat Date 04-19-2024
Retreat End Date 04-22-2024
Retreat Fee Fees start at $640
Created By Lauren Carter
Retreat Contact Person Lauren Carter
Retreat Contact Information lauren@wildgroundwriting.com
Location Falcon Trails Resort in Whiteshell Provincial Park
Genres and Categories Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Memoir, Nonfiction, Poetry, Women only
Aerial shot of Tuscan villa with pool and surrounding fields

This ia a generative writing retreat, which means you’ll have the freedom to follow fresh ideas and deepen existing ones as you create new work. Each day, we’ll explore a new facet of your writing, including plot, character, dialogue, and more — all designed to help you discover and embrace your unique vision. 

Kathryn is a gifted facilitator, and her teaching strategies and techniques were second to none. I returned home reinvigorated and ready to continue my writing practice with renewed energy. I truly found my 'Writer Within.'  ~Linda Young, Portland, OR

Retreat Date 05-11-2024
Retreat End Date 05-17-2024
Retreat Fee From $3500
Created By Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Person Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Information https://awriterwithin.com/contact/
Location villa de' sernigi
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Fiction, Memoir, Women only
Tuscan villa with pool in green countryside

Join Kathryn Kay and a small group of like-minded women writers for a magical week in the heart of Italy. Together, we’ll explore the region, share our words, and grow as writers. You won’t just bring home a new passport stamp; you’ll return with a new body of work, attainable next-steps, and a heart bursting with newfound inspiration.

What could be better for your writing than getting away from the stresses of everyday life and writing to your heart’s content? This retreat welcomes women writers of all ages, genres, and levels of experience.

Retreat Date 05-19-2024
Retreat End Date 05-25-2024
Retreat Fee From $3500
Created By Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Person Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Information https://awriterwithin.com/contact/
Location villa de' sernigi
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Fiction, Memoir, Women only
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
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
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
Retreat Contact Information readerlybooks@gmail.com
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.
  • HANDICAP-ACCESSIBLE RAMP TO LOWER FLOOR WITH ELEVATOR TO TOP FLOOR.

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
Retreat Contact Information https://lorihayesauthor.com/writing-retreat
Location Outer Banks
Genres and Categories Novels, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Women only