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Finger Lakes Women's Writers Retreat

The Finger Lakes Women’s Writers Retreat welcomes up to five female writers to focus on their own individual work and creative processes. Our 1917 farmhouse, outside the village of Trumansburg, New York, is nestled in the Finger Lakes. Close to many Cayuga and Seneca Lake wineries, we are about a 30-minute drive to Ithaca, Seneca Falls, and Watkins Glen.

The primarily self-guided retreat offers writing and creativity time in the mornings and afternoons. Then at dinner, we'll meet for inspirational conversations and cultivating connections. One afternoon, two experienced local writers, Rachel Dickinson, and Rebecca Barry, will be available for informal conversations on the business of publishing and generative writing. When you need a break, refresh with a dip in our swimming pool, or hike the beautiful Taughannock Falls Park trails. We also have an option for a tour of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and/or The Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.   

Artwork by Robin Wethe Altman   https://fineartamerica.com/featured/she-writes-robin-wethe-altman.html

Retreat Date 07-28-2024
Retreat End Date 08-01-2024
Retreat Fee $1100-1500
Created By Cynthia LaBuff
Retreat Contact Person Cynthia LaBuff
Retreat Contact Information labuffc@gmail.com
Location Finger Lakes Farmhouse
Genres and Categories Women only
Finger Lakes Women's Writers Retreat

The Finger Lakes Women’s Writers Retreat welcomes up to five female writers to focus on their own individual work and creative processes. Our 1917 farmhouse, outside the village of Trumansburg, New York, is nestled in the Finger Lakes. Close to many Cayuga and Seneca Lake wineries, we are about a 30-minute drive to Ithaca, Seneca Falls, and Watkins Glen.

The primarily self-guided retreat offers writing and creativity time in the mornings and afternoons. Then at dinner, we'll meet for inspirational conversations and cultivating connections. One afternoon, two experienced local writers, Rachel Dickinson, and Rebecca Barry, will be available for informal conversations on the business of publishing and generative writing. When you need a break, refresh with a dip in our swimming pool, or hike the beautiful Taughannock Falls State Park trails. We also have an option for a tour of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and/or The Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.       

Artwork by Robin Wethe Altman   https://fineartamerica.com/featured/she-writes-robin-wethe-altman.html

Retreat Date 08-04-2024
Retreat End Date 08-08-2024
Retreat Fee $1100-1500
Created By Cynthia LaBuff
Retreat Contact Person Cynthia LaBuff
Retreat Contact Information labuffc@gmail.com
Location Finger Lakes Farmhouse
Genres and Categories Women only
Write From Anywhere: Ireland

This August, escape the ordinary and join Write From Anywhere: Ireland, a transformative writing retreat designed exclusively for women scholars, academics, and scholarpreneurs. Join us in the Emerald Isle, and immerse yourself in the emerald embrace of Ireland's rolling green hills and captivating history. This enriching experience offers a balance of focused writing time, inspiring cultural excursions, delicious farm-to-table meals, a community of like-minded high achieving women, and unforgettable explorations. Imagine engaging conversations with fellow women, fueled by the inspiration that emanates from Ireland’s rich history and captivating landscapes. Here, amidst the emerald embrace, rediscover your scholarly passion and watch your writing flourish.

Retreat Date 08-13-2024
Retreat End Date 08-20-2024
Retreat Fee $5,898.00
Created By Alicia Cintron
Location Write From Anywhere: Ireland
Genres and Categories Academic, Women only, Workshops
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 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
White light house with a house with a red roof and sky and water in the background

This retreat welcomes women writers from all genres interested in a concentrated writing experience over eight workshop sessions. Whether interested in memoir, fiction, or non-fiction, this is the perfect opportunity to create a new body of work.

During the workshops, we’ll delve into plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more. I am dedicated to getting you beyond your internal criticism and into the creative flow. My unique teaching style fosters growth and self-assurance.

What better place to take a deep dive into the creative process and connect with unlimited inspiration?

Let's breathe that ocean air and get some writing done!

Retreat Date 10-06-2024
Retreat End Date 10-11-2024
Retreat Fee $2250
Created By Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Person Kathryn Kay
Retreat Contact Information https://awriterwithin.com/contact/
Location Martha's Vineyard
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir, Women only
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
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 05-10-2025
Retreat End Date 05-17-2025
Retreat Fee From $3900
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 05-18-2025
Retreat End Date 05-24-2025
Retreat Fee From $3900
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
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