37 Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2019

37 Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2019

Do you dream of getting away to write, but need some guidance on the next steps for your novel?

Want to meet and work with other writers, but in a more intimate setting than a writing conference?

A writing retreat might be just the ticket.

Whereas writer’s residencies are mostly about working in solitude, and conferences focus on networking and lectures, writing retreats fall somewhere in between.

Most of them are in beautiful locations (where, presumably, your creative juices will flow more easily), and offer a combination of workshops, tours and interaction with a small group of writers.

They’re a great way to combine a vacation with inspiration, networking — and, of course, writing.

They’re often pricey, but some offer scholarships (so always ask!), or you could create your own writing retreat with friends.

And remember: A retreat is an investment in your career, as well as an opportunity to get away. If they’re out of your price range, then perhaps a writing residency would be a better fit. Or, check out this list of grants for writers.

The 37 writing retreats below take place in 2019; they range in price, location and focus — so hopefully you’ll be able to find one that fits your needs. (Hint: Though they’re in order by date, many organizers offer multiple retreats. So if there’s a month that works best for you, command-F to search the page for it.)

Unless otherwise noted, the prices include workshops, shared accommodation, activities and most meals — but not airfare to and from the destination.

If your chosen retreat has already happened, don’t despair; click through to check out next year’s dates, as many of them are annual affairs.

Lastly, the author of this post and the team at The Write Life haven’t attended the retreats listed, so it’s imperative you do your own research before signing up. Ask to see testimonials or reviews, or search online for blog posts by past participants.

1. Creative Revolution Retreats

Leigh Shulman invites you to choose your own retreat dates — and join her anytime in January or February 2019 in Salta, Argentina.

Over eight days, you’ll enjoy intensive writing workshops, yoga, a massage and a private apartment in a bustling city center. Up to three people can participate at once, so grab two friends and book a date.

Cost: $1,800 per person (scholarships available).

2. Writing Retreats in Mexico

Run by the Vancouver and Victoria Schools of Writing and hosted by writing coach and author Kathrin Lake, this retreat is quite economical — especially for Americans.

It offers group classes and one-on-one coaching in writing and publishing. Dates include January 7–13, January 21–27, February 17–23 and March 17–23, 2019.

Cost: $850 CAD (~$650 US) per person (does not include accommodation or most food).

3. Under the Volcano

This non-profit program will hold its 16th annual retreat from January 10-20, 2019, in the Mexican village of Tepoztlán. The program requires a writing sample for admission, and also offers financial aid.  

It’s intended for “committed writers with projects underway,” as you’ll attend six three-hour workshops — with master instructors — in fiction, poetry, memoir or journalism.

Cost: $1,895 per person (does not include accommodation and some meals).

4. Costa Rica Retreat for Writers and Families

Bring your partner and niños along on Julie Hartley’s creative writing retreat from February 9–16, 2019.

You’ll stay on a working farm in the heart of the rainforest, with easy access to both hammocks and hikes. Each morning, you’ll participate in creative writing workshops, and each afternoon, you’ll have time to write or explore.

The week begins and ends with public readings — which your family is welcome to attend!

Cost: $1,399–$1,849 per person (does not include lunch or dinner); $340 per child (if sharing a room with two adults).

5. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Retreat

If you’re a fiction writer looking for a quick and affordable getaway, this retreat might be for you.

Set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains from March 7–10, 2019, it offers workshops, critiques and readings.

The organizers promise you’ll “find inspiration in the natural beauty that will surround you.”

Cost: $299–$399 per person.

6. Retreats for You

Located in a 17th-century thatched house in southwest England, this retreat center runs a variety of programs throughout the year. (And also comes with two resident labradors that you can walk through the countryside.)

Aspiring authors might be interested in the “Pitch to a Publisher” weekend from March 7–11, 2019 or “Developing Your Novel” from June 17–21, 2019.

Cost: £459–£545 (~$595–$706 US) per person.

7. Wide Open Writing

Interested in spending a week writing on the beach in Isla Holbox, Mexico, while making friends with flamingos and turtles?

This retreat from March 10–15 or 17–22, 2019, features writing workshops, daily yoga, body work — and “a community where, regardless of your writing background, you can explore the story you need to tell.” The hosts offer a June retreat in Maine and September retreat in Italy, as well.

Cost: $2,200 per person (does not include some dinners).

8. Himalayan Writers Retreat

On this retreat in the Indian Himalayas, maybe you’ll find the solace you need to finish that important project.

It has three sessions in 2019: March 31 to April 10 for all writers, September 30 to October 10 for fiction writers and November 15–25 for non-fiction and poetry writers.

Each retreat has a guest leader, two resident facilitators: a psychologist and an author. They’ll guide you through everything from discussions to long walks, bonfires, yoga and pottery. Plus, all retreats are airport-to-airport experiences to ensure participants safety and comfort.

Cost: $2,500 per person.

9. Iceland Writers Retreat

At this retreat, it seems like you get what you pay for: intimate workshops and panels with famous authors like Ann Hood and Chigozie Obioma.

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the incredible country of Iceland. It runs April 3–7, 2019.

Cost: 199,000–283,500 ISK (~$1,644–$2,342 US) per person.

10. Holy Ground Writing Retreat on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail

From May 15-19, 2019, Carolyn Flynn invites fiction and creative nonfiction writers to join her on a Kentucky alpaca and llama farm for a “generative and restorative retreat.”

You’ll receive mentored critique, individual consultations, group talks on topics like story architecture, narrative flow and dialogue — and will even get to spend a day at the (horse) races!

Flynn also offers a retreat in Ireland in late May.  

Cost: $1,995–$2,395 per person (some meals not included).

11. Women Reading Aloud — Jersey Shore

This spring, Julie Maloney is bringing her women’s retreat to the Jersey shore for the eleventh straight year.

If you join her April 26–28, 2019, you’ll participate in writing workshops led by her and bestselling author Jacqueline Sheehan.

For a more exotic getaway, Maloney also has a June retreat in Greece and a July retreat in Prague.

Cost: $890 per person for a private room (does not include one dinner).

12. Luova Retreats — Provence

Ever wanted to add visual elements to your writing? This “creative exploration” retreat features a resident writer and artist who will guide you through sketches and journaling amidst the beauty of Provence.

You’ll enjoy organic meals, evening movies and poolside glasses of wine, yoga and meditation each morning. Two sessions are available in 2019: May 7–14 and 16–23.

Cost: $1,950–$4,250 per person.

13. Verse Kraken Writing Retreat

Making its debut on the list is this affordable retreat in Brittany, France from May 10–17, 2019. It’s taught by two British authors and welcomes writers of all kinds.

The retreat will “explore boundaries and cross-genres,” allowing you to be “inspired by spaces where history and present overlap, where nature and urbanity co-exist.” It includes workshops, tutorials, writing time and excursions.

Cost: £560–£750 (~$728–$975 US) per person, with a 10% discount if booked before December 15, 2018.

14. Write Away Europe

Looking for a place where your “soul and creative spirit will soar”? Travel to Prague from May 12–18, 2019.

At this retreat, you’ll participate in writing workshops, one-on-one mentoring sessions and nightly social hours, all while staying in the heart of a historic city.  

This company also hosts retreats in Greece in April, and Italy in March and June.

Cost: $2,050–$2,500 per person (does not include lunch).

15. A Writer Within — Tuscany

Spend a week at a historic villa in Tuscany — complete with your own private chef — at this women-only retreat from October 5-12, 2019.

After morning yoga or tai chi, host Kathryn Kay will lead group writing sessions; in the afternoon, group outings to nearby towns and sites. In the evenings, you’ll share your work and reflect on the day (over wine).

Cost: $2,700–$3,000 per person.

16. Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshop

What is it with writers and Greece? Something about this country and its magical islands must really inspire.

This retreat — now in its 17th year — will take place on the island of Andros from May 22 to June 2, 2019.

Hosted by journalist and writer Kathryn “Kitsi” Watterson, it features workshops in the mornings, free writing in the afternoons and group dinners each evening.

Cost: $3,000 per person for a single room (does not include all meals).

17. TLC Writing Workshops

Want something a little different?

Schedule your own private retreat with Tammy L. Coia, a memoir-writing coach who lives in Bellingham, Washington. You’ll stay at her house, in a private bedroom with water views. Each day, you’ll have one-on-one coaching alongside home-cooked meals. She offers this at her home in Palm Springs, as well.

Or, if you’d rather work in a group setting, Coia holds retreats in Mexico in February ($3,000) and Greece in May and June ($3,900–$4,400).

Cost: $1,800 per person for three days.

18. Writing on Water — Croatia

Stay in a luxurious villa with views of the Adriatic sea during this retreat from June 8–15, 2019.

You’ll enjoy creative writing and movement workshops, hiking and waterfall tours, and visits to castles and other historic sites. This year’s guest artist is Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, the award-winning author of two novels and one memoir.

Cost: $2,675 per person.

Ready to let your creativity flow? A writing retreat may be just what you need.

19. Pink Pangea Travel Writing Retreat

Want to explore Venice while sharing stories and making new friends? Pink Pangea co-founder Jaclyn Mishal will lead this women-only retreat from June 19–23, 2019.

You’ll stay in central Venice and participate in daily writing workshops and tours. The company also hosts retreats in other countries throughout the year.

Cost: $1,040–$1,385 per person (does not include lunch or dinner).

20. Writing With Care

Picture a charming mansion by the ocean in Newfoundland, and something like Ochre House would probably come to mind. It’s hosting a writing retreat from June 9–14, 2019 for writers of all stripes.

Under the guidance of “extraordinary” instructors, you’ll discuss writing techniques and tools, as well as “the place of writing in one’s life.” The application deadline is January 18, 2019.

Cost: $935–$1,250 CAD (~$715–$956 US) per person.

21. L.R Johnson Writers’ Retreat in Ireland

If you’re on a budget, keep moving down the list. But if you want to dream a wee bit, scope this retreat, which is held in a beautiful Irish manor on a 200-acre private estate.

From June 16–22, 2019, you’ll participate in classes with two authors, a life coach, a literary agent and a yoga teacher, high tea each day.

Cost: $5,199 per person.

22. Writers Who Run, Retreat & Race

If you’re one of the many writers who love to run, you might enjoy this retreat, which will occur June 17–22, 2019 in rural North Carolina.

After a two-mile trail run each morning, you’ll have a full schedule of workshops, critique groups, writing time and social events. The culminating event is a 10K race through the woods!

Cost: $2,499–$2,899 per person.

23. Journey Into Sacred Expression Women’s Retreat

I love the sound and attitude of Aimee Hansen’s women-only writing retreats in Guatemala — and from her glimmering reviews, they live up to their promise.  

You’ll stay on Lake Atitlan and enjoy daily yoga, meditation and writing sessions. She has three dates on the calendar for 2019: June 28–July 6, July 25–August 3 and November 29–December 8 ( a late September retreat in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains for $1,250).

Cost: $1,495–$1,895 per person.

24. Wake Up and Write Writers Retreat Workshop

For three decades, this retreat — in one form or another — has been providing an immersive learning experience for people writing novels.

It will be held on a 15-acre retreat center outside of Boise from July 1–10, 2019. You’ll participate in workshops, intensive writing and one-on-one meetings with industry professionals.

Cost: $1,895 per person for a single room.

25. French Alps Writing Retreat

Spiritual writers will love escaping to the pristine Lake Annecy from July 20–27, 2019.

At this retreat for aspiring book authors, host Debra Moffitt will help you “access your own inner wisdom and creative energy” through writing and meditation.

Cost: $1,699 per person.

26. Get Away to Write — Scotland

Murphy Writing of Stockton University will hold its 10th international retreat August 1–9, 2019 in the coastal city of Dundee, Scotland.

The retreat, led by award-winning authors Peter E. Murphy, Roberta Clipper and Christine E. Salvatore, is open to fiction writers, memoirists and poets. It includes over 20 hours of workshops, a session on freelancing, readings by local writers and an excursion to Edinburgh.

Murphy Writing also hosts a February retreat in Florida for $1,500–$1,700 per person.

Cost: $2,100–$2,300 per person (scholarships and early registration discounts available).

27. Write and Publish That Book in Lake Tahoe

Itching to finally write that book? California sounds like the perfect place to get started.

Come with an idea, and you’ll get the “time, space and instruction needed to write and publish your book within a year.” This women-only retreat takes place from August 4–9, 2019. The organizers also host two retreats in France in June.

Cost: $2,000–$2,850 per person (does not include dinner).

28. Hamlet’s Hideaway

This all-inclusive retreat will be held in Denmark from August 11–17, 2019.  

You’ll stay in the shadow of Fredensborg Palace, a “magical setting” where you can “dream and create.” Both beginners and experienced writers are welcome.

Cost: $2,700 per person.

29. Krouna Writing Workshop

Travel with author and editor Henriette Lazaridis to her ancestral home in the mountains of northern Greece.

To apply, you must submit a 10-page writing sample. And before attending the retreat in mid-August (exact dates TBD), you’ll need to submit a sample for group critiquing: either 50 pages of a novel manuscript or two short stories.

Cost: $2,750–$3,500 per person (does not include all meals).

30. On the River of Discovery

Let life on the Green River inspire your writing on this women’s retreat, which takes place August 25–30, 2019.

You’ll spend six days floating through Utah’s majestic canyons, going on guided hikes and writing under the guidance of Page Lambert — all while sleeping under the stars each night.

Lambert also hosts a Wyoming horseback writing retreat in June ($1,829).  

Cost: $1,599 per person.

31. The Creative Writer’s Workshop: Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction

Learn to tell your story while escaping to the mythical Irish island of Inis Mór from September 1–8, 2019.

In addition to writing workshops with host Irene Graham, you’ll enjoy guided walks and tours of the remote island — and even a pony trap ride!

Graham also hosts retreats in June and July, including one for memoir writers.

Cost: €1,550 (~$1,780 US) per person.

32. Write Your Journey — Vietnam

You’ll bike through rice fields, devour street food, complete daily yoga and sound bowl meditations — and, oh yeah, write — during this retreat in Hoi An.

From September 8–15, 2019, yoga teacher and writing coach Kerstin Pilz will guide you in group and one-on-one writing sessions — all while exploring “authentic Vietnam” to “ignite your creativity.” She also hosts a number of three-day weekend retreats for $650.

Cost: $1,650 per person.

33. Story Rebels — Sicily

As founder Malika Ali Harding puts its, “This gathering is designed for writers, book lovers, and foodies in search of communal solitude.” It takes place at a stunning lodge in eastern Sicily from September 13–17, 2019.

This retreat is more focused on activities — like horseback riding, pasta making and wine tasting — than on coaching or critiquing, but allows time for writing and reflection, too.

Cost: €2599–€3799 (~$2,959–$4,326 US) per person.

34. Your Beautiful Writing Life Retreat

Because no one can get enough of Tuscany: Australian novelist Vanessa Carvale’s retreat will take place from September 14–21, 2019, at a villa a few miles from the historical city of Florence.

It’ll include craft-based and coaching workshops, personalized manuscript feedback and even an onsite pasta-making class. Carvale hosts a similar retreat in late April, as well.

Cost: $2,300 per person.

35. Ireland Writing Retreat

Find your words in a country that’s produced some of the greatest literary minds in history.

At this Donegal retreat from September 23–29, 2019, you’ll receive practical instruction in writing and editing, as well as one-on-one critiques of your work.

Also included in the cost are Gaeilge language and Irish ceildhe dancing classes, concerts, an island boat ride and guided walk. The host offers more retreats in March (for travel writing), May, June and October.

Cost: €990 per person (~$1,128 US) with lodging and breakfast.

36. Write ‘n Walk Spain

Boy does this sound dreamy! You’ll stay at a restored farmhouse in the mountains of Spain, enjoying morning hikes, afternoon free writes and evening writing workshops — all capped off with traditional dinners and wine.

The retreat, which welcomes beginners, is targeted at people writing a novel, memoir, workbook, online course or photography-based book. It takes place from October 6–13, 2019.

Organizers also host a retreat in Greece in June.

Cost: €2,100–€2,400 (~$2,400–$2,745 US), with a discount for booking before March 31, 2019 (does not include lunch).

37. The Taos Writer’s Retreat

Want to get away, but not too far away? Try this women-only retreat in Taos, New Mexico, hosted by author Jennifer Loudon from April 28 to May 4, July 28 to August 3 or October 27 to November 2, 2019.

Your fee includes everything: “All lodging and all meals, daily writing seminars, daily yoga classes, on-the-spot writing coaching, plentiful snacks, and love love love.”

Loudon also hosts a weekend retreat in Colorado in September for $1,800.

Cost: $2,205–$2,655 per person.

Which one of these looks most exciting to you? Which ones did we miss?

This post is updated annually. It was last updated in November 2018.

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  • Bhupendra says:

    Nice Post, Great Collection of websites for writing retreats, thanks for sharing.

    I had bookmarked this page.

  • Jennifer Louden says:

    Thank you for including my Taos retreat! That was very kind of you. Please let me know how I can support your work in the future.

  • Aimee Hansen says:


    I am incredibly grateful that the Sacred Expression Women’s Retreat is included in this article (Thanks Susan & The Write Life!).

    It is a gift to witness the rising voices of so many amazing women that have been brought together, with your help.

    In addition to the July 7th-16th, 2017 date at The Yoga Forest on Lake Atitlan, I wished to let any women who are interested know that I will also be holding a *luxury* lake event at Villa Sumaya on August 11th-20th, 2017.

    This opportunity is for women who are drawn to the self-exploratory journey that my retreat offers, and would prefer a little luxury on the lake to a forest adventure.

    Please find the details here: http://www.thestorytellerwithin.com/aug11-20

    Much love,

  • A Chapter Away says:

    Dear Susan,
    We love this inspiring list and would very much like to be included if you could tell me how?

    Literary retreats in beautiful Gascony, SW France. Novel writing, Memoir, Historical Fiction, Crime, Writing for Children and YA.

    Well known authors this year include Liz Jensen, Elizabeth Buchan, Rachel Hore, Isabelle Grey.

    N°1 literary agent Andrew Lownie. Publishers IMPRESS.

    Literary editors and publishers on site to read manuscripts.

    Literary agents have gone on to work with our students!

    Thank you!

  • Victoria Villasenor says:

    There are also two women’s writing retreats being run by Global Wordsmiths: one in gorgeous Cardigan Bay, Wales (at Over the Rainbow) in July, and one in beautiful Malaga, Spain (at Bambu Resort) in October. They’re both for beginning and experienced writers, and include one-to-one coaching and daily workshops. http://globalwords.co.uk/retreats/ for more information.

  • Women Wellness Retreats says:

    Hello! I’d like to share our new organization with you: Wellness Retreats for Women at https://womenwellnessretreats.com/. We offer relaxing and life-changing writing retreats, wellness retreats, and cultural vacations in Greece, Paris, London, California, and more!

  • Audrey says:

    I recently attended #3—The Costa Rica Writing retreat. The link for this one is: http://www.centauriartsacademy.com/writing-classes-and-retreats-for-adults.htm
    I didn’t know what to expect but this retreat exceeded my expectations in every way. The workshop organizer, Julie Hartley, was knowledgeable about writing and the publishing industry and genuinely cared about every one of our experiences.

    The group was small (7 of us), and everyone had a friendly and open attitude. We were all different ages and backgrounds but everyone felt included and connected. I attended writing workshops in my undergraduate degree, but Julie’s approach was new and insightful and her methods of sparking creativity and constructing a story clicked for me. She had something to offer everyone, no matter what level of writing they were at. (Nervous about pretentious wanna-be “writers” who hold their publishing credits over your head? You’ll find none of those here. Just open-minded creativity seekers.)

    The Lodge (Finca Luna Nueva) was a magical place where the rain is not gloomy and the bees don’t sting. It’s smack in the middle of a stunning rainforest. The food served is all grown right there on the farm and the enormous breakfast buffet is included in the price of the room. For everything that was included: a trip to the hot springs, a tour of the farm, plenty of hikes, a 2-hour workshop every morning, and more, it was a very economical trip. (Less than $1500 US! What could be a better way to spend that than nourishing your creativity and reconnecting with yourself and nature?)
    Go write and hike and sleep in the rainforest among likeminded folk (and furry critters like sloths and coati mundi). It will be an experience you will never forget.

  • Dhira Rauch says:

    We’d love to add our lower cost writing retreat to the list!
    Join us this spring with the highly acclaimed and wonderfully charismatic writer Garrard Conley of Boy Erased (http://garrardconley.com/) –for a weekend of memoir writing on beautiful 29 acres of woods, field and pond.
    From $320 including meals, accommodation, workshop and fees.
    More info at http://www.holesinthewallcollective.org/workshopsretreats/.
    Thank you!

  • Tara May says:

    Hi Susan,

    Thanks so much for this list. I applied and was accepted to one of them and am wondering if you have any suggestions on how best to research the retreat? They have a thorough web site, but I haven’t been able to find any actual reviews on the workshops. Just wanting to feel confident that all is legit before I fork over $$ and fly across the country! Any suggestions you can offer would be helpful.

    Thank you!

  • ron tanner says:

    I love the list. Here’s a new retreat that just opened–you stay in a fabulous 3-level barn apartment on a Maryland farm: http://houselove.org/farm/residency-overnight/

  • A Chapter Away says:

    Dear Writers,
    I can’t believe the year has gone by so quickly!
    The July retreat last year was a huge success, with one of our writers having a positive lead for a contract on her memoir from our visiting agent.
    This year we are fully booked in July, but have just a few places left for our MAY 2017 retreat with the wonderful Rachel Hore and IMPRESS PUBLISHER Richard Willis.
    In September 2017 there will be a limited number of places for an amazing CRIME WRITING course – led by number one crime writers CLARE MACINTOSH and ISABELLE GREY. The guest speaker on this course will be Dr Anscombe a UK Home Office Forensic Scientist for all those nitty gritty questions. All details & booking on : http://www.achapteraway.com Each course will be attended by an editor, a literary agent and/or publisher, as well as award-winning novelists.

  • Charlene Caprio says:

    A new “Creative Accelerator Retreat” on Ikaria Island, Greece this September 2017 is currently accepting applications. The price includes the cost of the hotel for 10 nights, daily workshops, excursions, etc.
    The retreat is being lead by an amazing creative team of 3 women. I co-authored the island’s guidebook and will be helping to lead this special retreat. There is a 15% discount for applications received by May 1st!

  • Scott Stavrou says:

    Hi Susan,
    Many thanks for including Write Away Europe’s Greek Island Writers Retreat again on this fine list.

    Just an update that our April Retreat is now full, but we’re still accepting applications for our Paros, Greece June 4-14 Writers Retreat here (http://www.WriteAwayEurope.com/greece-write-away.html) as well as our Prague, Czech Republic Writers Retreat Sept. 30-October 7 and always pleased to host enthusiastic Write Life Writers.

    Wishing fine words and fast fingers to all your fans,

    Very best,


  • Diana Osberg says:

    Thanks again for including our Stories of Your Days: Learn to Write Your Memoirs retreat in this wonderful list. Our retreat begins June 2nd and is filling up fast, but we do still have a few open spots. If anyone would like to come along on this special weekend in the Laurel Highland Mountains, please visit our retreat page at http://www.miaterraretreats.com/stories-days-learn-write-memoirs/. I look forward to meeting you! Many thanks, Diana

  • Allison Quaid says:

    Last call for the Rewrite Your life workshop in San Francisco May 12 – 14th.

    Learn how to write the book you’re meant to write in this weekend workshop. You’ll be introduced to the powerfully therapeutic value of creative writing and taught to transform your life experiences into healing fiction with the bones to be the next great American novel. Learn more here: https://www.creativewritingretreat.com/rewrite-your-life-1

    Subscribers to The Write Life can get $250 off with the discount code: Writeoff250

    In this 3-day intensive, you will be shown:

    -the science behind the healing power of transforming fact into fiction.

    -a simple yet powerful model for sifting through pivotal life experiences to select the one you most need to write about.

    -practical guidance in plumbing your past to create memorable characters and to craft a compelling plot.

    -direction on how to use the power of smell, sound, taste, and touch memories to access your past as well as craft cinematic setting.

    -the POP method, a wildly effective tool for pulling all your words together and crafting a novel in one year’s time.

    -how to set and keep personal writing and self-improvement goals in your everyday life.

    Join us!

  • Diana Osberg says:

    Hi there! We’re just under a month away from our Stories of Your Days memoir writing retreat, listed as number 16 above. I still have a few spots open if you’d like to attend.

    It will be a lovely weekend to enjoy the beauty of the mountains of western Pennsylvania and a great opportunity to get your stories on the page.

    I’m offering a deep discount for groups of 10 or more.

    You can get details and register at: http://www.miaterraretreats.com/stories-days-learn-write-memoirs/

    I hope to meet some of you there.

    Best wishes,
    Diana Osberg

  • Christina Delay says:

    Ready to dive deep into story?

    Don’t miss your opportunity to cruise with Cruising Writers, the writing retreats everyone are talking about!

    Cruising Writers Western Caribbean Writing Retreat and Cruise embarks this September 10-17, 2017.

    We’re digging deep into how the brain processes story on this cruise, and how to better use story elements and brain science to connect with your readers.

    Retreat spots are filling fast, and our retreaters are eager to learn craft from bestselling co-author of The Emotion Thesaurus, Angela Ackerman, as well as author Lisa Cron of The Story Genius and Wired for Story!

    Open to writers and authors of any level, we are also bringing literary agent and president of Three Seas Literary, Michelle Grajkowski, and editor Deb Werksmen of Sourcebooks. Both Michelle and Deb are available to take pitches, or just talk shop.

    Retreat with us and take your career to the next level.

    Cruising Writers has been called one of the most unique retreats in the industry, offering a balance between writing retreat, unmatched craft teaching, and unparalleled relationship-building with top publishing professionals.

    Write. Learn. Pitch. On a writing retreat!


  • Roy Stevenson says:

    The Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class
    What: A comprehensive destination marketing & sales workshop for travel writers of all levels.
    Where: Shinta Mani Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    When: October 22-28, 2017

    Who: Roy Stevenson, professional freelance travel writer with more than 1,000 published articles. Roy’s work has been published in more than 200 print magazines, trade journals, specialty magazines, custom publications, in-flights, on-boards, newspapers, and online. http://www.Roy-Stevenson.com
    Workshop Fee:  $3397 (Standard room) $3997 (Deluxe room)
    Fee includes workshop, tours of Angkor temples, some meals, airport transfer to hotel, luxury resort accommodation.

    Program Description: Do you want to learn how to …
    • Consistently sell Your Travel Stories?
    • Land Press Trips & Get Complimentary Travel?
    • Improve and Accelerate Your Travel Writing Career?
    • Transform your travel blogs into cash by selling them to print magazines?
    • Visit the World Heritage Temples of Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom?

    You’ll get all of this information, and much more, in my week-long intensive destination workshop for travel writers, The Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class

    The focus is on marketing your travel stories, and on using your assignments to request complimentary travel – the two areas where most writers struggle.

  • Chryss Yost says:

    I’d add to this list the Santa Barbara Summer Poetry Workshop, a two day retreat near the Mission. It’s inspiring and very affordable ($240 includes lunch!), with optional housing available at the Mt. Calvary Retreat Center. Intimate and supportive workshops led by 3 Santa Barbara Poet Laureates: Perie Longo (poetry therapy specialist), David Starkey (publisher of Gunpowder Press), and Chryss Yost (co-editor of Gunpowder Press). Limited spaces still available!

  • Belle says:


    I am so glad to come across this article. This is just what the doctor ordered for me. Do you know of any writing retreats that are taking place between the end of June through August? I am female and open to both women’s only and co-ed retreats. Thank you kindly!

    • Chryss Yost says:

      We have a weekend workshop in August: http://www.sbpoetryworkshop.com/

    • Aimee Hansen says:

      Hi Belle,

      I’m offering my Sacred Expression Women’s Retreat on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala during two dates within that time period. You can look at my website to see more about the focus of our retreat, but it’s a women’s only event and focused on self-exploration, with many added aspects such as yoga, movement, and Mayan ceremony. There are also optional excursions on the lake during our break days.

      July 7th-16th, 2017 (9 nights)
      August 12th-20th, 2017 (8 nights)

      I’d be happy to welcome you to one of these circles.

      Much love xo

    • Aimee Hansen says:

      The website is http://www.thestorytellerwithin.com and the experience is listed as #2 in the above article.