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Writers Retreats offer writers at all levels of accomplishment the opportunity to get away from it all to hone their craft & to socialize with other like-minded authors. List your retreat at Submit Your Announcement.

  • Writer’s Weekend Retreat gives writers a beautiful space to brainstorm, start working on the next great American novel, or wrap up a writing project for publication.

    The Homestead Education Center, a local non-profit is pleased to announce their Writer’s Weekend on October 26-29. The retreat is open to both aspiring and seasoned writers; area authors will be available for one-on-one and group feedback sessions.

    Local authors include Alison Buehler, the founder of The Homestead and author of “Reclaiming Women’s Health” and “Growing the Good Life”, as well as the first two books in her children’s series “Tall Tales for Small People”. “This is a great opportunity for writers to really focus on writing while we take care of the rest,” says Alison. “We will provide a beautiful retreat space and delicious, homemade meals. All you have to do is show up and get to work.”

    Other local authors include Terri Lynn Thomas, who writes gothic mysteries with a hint of romance, and Jim Pathfinder Ewing, an award-winning journalist and author who has published seven books on integrative/energy medicine techniques. Sandra Price, of “Katrina’s Grace” will also be on staff. More information can be accessed at

    The Homestead Education Center is located at 402 Lake Valley Road in Starkville, Mississippi.

    About The Homestead Education Center
    The Homestead is a beautiful non-profit center designed to help people reconnect to nature and community and renew their goals for meaningful living.

  • Date:November 1 -5, 2017
    Contact: Misty Williams

    Event Location:
    Gulf Shores, AL

    This is a special five-day writing retreat on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to November 5, 2017, at a house on the Coast of Alabama. Five days full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your manuscript published. We’ll discuss how to write queries & pitches, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. Writers of all genres are welcome. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS WRITING RETREAT? Housing for the five days. Some meals will be provided, drinks, and snacks. Query letter critique (Writers will have a chance to correct and get a second critique before leaving) 50 page critique of current manuscript A chance to connect with other writers in this relaxed setting while learning.

  • Deadline: October 4, 2017
    Contact: Bob Snead

    Spillways hosts national and international artists, writers, and cultural organizers whose efforts question, transform, or expand the visual and literary culture of the greater New Orleans area. At least four residents are chosen every other year to develop ambitious projects that aim for thoughtful public impact and engagement.

  • The Six Persimmons Retreat for Writers and Artists offers peace and quiet in a beautiful, shared space. Located in the mountains of northwest Pennsylvania, the retreat is surrounded by pristine lakes, forests, waterfalls -- and stars! Perfect for jump-starting your creative mojo. Prices range from $50-$70 a night ($70-$90 for couples). See website for more information.

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  • La Muse Inn is a year-round writers' & artists' retreat run by writers with the mission of providing writers, artists, artisans, and scholars with an inspiring escape from their busy schedules. It provides essential time and space in which to focus on the work they love in the Languedoc region of the South of France, in a tiny village perched in the craggy mountains 25 km north of the walled medieval town of Carcassonne. La Muse is a medieval stone manor house with 6 rooms and 2 cottages. Cost for a three-week retreat ranges from $1000 to $1,290; For a couple, $1,215 to $1,930. See Web site for more information.


    La Muse Inn
    Rue De la Place
    Labastide Esparbairenque, France
    +33 (0) 458-263-393

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