Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2022

Note: Don’t forget to check out our 2022 writing retreats list.


If you’re a passionate writer then you know that having a dedicated time just for writing is one of the things that lifts up your spirit and boosts your creativity. However, everyday life duties and responsibilities just get in the way of that. Take a look at these incredible writing retreats in 2022 for a much needed break from everyday life and pour all of your focus on relaxing, meeting fellow writers and of course, writing!


Istanbul, Turkey Worldwide Network of Arts Residencies Creative writing

A Retreat in Princes’ Islands

With the audience, experience and the connections in the art scene the last five years has brought to the Tab Design Team, the collective will keep on searching for different channels to share the artists’ statements and productions. The team encourages the artists to share the experience of a different kind of production and supports the artists to be more experimental and avant-garde.
Accommodation rooms
Jan 1-Jun 30, 2022
$500
Mar 31, 2022
Rome, Italy Rosemont College Creative Writing

International Writers’ Retreat

The MFA in Creative Writing program at Rosemont College will offer its annual International Writers’ Retreat in January 2022. This year we will be traveling to Sicily and Rome. MFA in Creative Writing graduate credit, non-credit, and companion prices are available. Airfare is not included.
Lawrence Hall Faculty Lounge
Jan 5-15, 2022
$2,550-$3,650
No Deadline
Virtual Hollowdeck Press All writers

Annual January 4-Day Writing Projects Intensive

This intensive retreat is one highlight of the Hollowdeck yearly schedule. It is designed to get your new year started with a strong and organized leap into your writing life. As the year begins, it’s a great time to take a deep breath and pull that ongoing writing project or idea back up onto your desk and dig in. Let’s make this the year you bring it to life!
Virtual
Jan 7-10, 2022
$450
No Deadline
Colorado, USA Hollowdeck Press All writers

Annual November 4-Day Writing Retreat

In this 4-day class you will check in on on-going projects and reading/writing news. But you’ll also try some innovative, fun, low-key writing exercises designed to get each writer moving deeper into their own practice. What comes easily to you as a writer? Where do you get stuck or stopped?
Virtual
Jan 7-10, 2022
$450
No Deadline
New Jersey, US Murphy Writing of Stockton University All writers

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 27th Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback, and an encouraging community. Choose from workshops in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and more. Featured Reader: Ross Gay.
Seaview Hotel
Jan 14-17, 2022
$275-$375
No Deadline
Worcestershire, UK Handheld Press Creative Writing

Fiction, Nature and Travel writing retreat

The three-day science fiction and fantasy writing retreat in Malvern includes personal instruction from two acclaimed authors—New York Times best-selling author and FantasyCon 2019 Guest of Honour Una McCormack and Liz Williams, author of many SFF books, most recently Comet Weather and A History of Paganism, and the 2022 FantasyCon Guest of Honour. Also a workshop on How To Pitch your Book from Handheld Press.
The Dell House
Jan 24-27, 2022
£395
No Deadline
Massachusetts, USA Write To Sell Your Book Novel Writing

Guided Novel Writing Retreat

Have you started writing a novel, but are unsure if it’s working Whether this is your first or fifth novel, the Virtual Guided Novel Writing Retreat is your path to a publishable novel. You will get hands-on, expert coaching and a structure for completing your novel so that it stands out in the marketplace.
Virtual
Jan 27-30, 2022
$1,997
No Deadline
Yorkshire, UK Arvon Poetry

Poetry: Tutored Retreat

What is a poem and what does it mean to be a poet? On this tutored retreat, you’ll explore this question in depth. You’ll share dreams and experiment with the limits of your writing; you’ll consider how poems function in different contexts, and how those contexts, in turn, can transform your work.
Main house
Jan 31-Feb 5, 2022
£815
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon All Writers

Writing for Children and Young Adults: Tutored Retreat

Are you working on a Young Adult or Middle Grade book? This week, they will create a friendly, supportive circle of like-minded writers, and give you the time and space you need to focus on your work in progress. Whatever stage you’re at, and no matter what issues you are facing, highly experienced writers and tutors Emily Barr and Melvin Burgess will be there to help you with one to one sessions, advice, feedback and masterclasses.
Hurst Mill Farm Clun holidays
Jan 31-Feb 5, 2022
£815
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Feb 1-7, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
San Jose, Costa Rica Centurai Arts Creative Writing

Writing Courses, Holidays & Retreats in Costa Rica

This retreat is for writers attending solo, or with family or friends. Both beginners who have never written before, and novelists with manuscripts in the final stages are welcome. It’s specifically for writers wishing to focus entirely on their creative work, and others who combine workshops with daily sightseeing tours. The trip to Costa Rica is fully escorted from the moment you land at San Jose International Airport. The creative writing retreat is ideal even for people who have not traveled before.
Finca Luna Nueva
Feb 5-12, 2022
$870.00
No Deadline
California, US Susan Hagen Women’s Writing

Women’s Writing Retreat

From drumming and nature-based practices to open the heart and quiet the mind, writing in order to share your stories throughout the day, you’ll practice new skills and techniques to improve your craft. Each day the participants will go deeper, as they let go of the concerns and constraints of daily life back home.
St. Dorothy’s Rest
Feb7-9, 2022
$1,167
No Deadline
California, US Susan Hagen Women’s Writing

Women’s Writing Retreat

From drumming and nature-based practices to open the heart and quiet the mind, writing in order to share your stories throughout the day, you’ll practice new skills and techniques to improve your craft. Each day the participants will go deeper, as they let go of the concerns and constraints of daily life back home.
St. Dorothy’s Rest
Feb 7-9, 2022
$795
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Feb 8-14, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
San Jose, Costa Rica Centurai Arts Creative Writing

Writing Courses, Holidays & Retreats in Costa Rica

This retreat is for writers attending solo, or with family or friends. Both beginners who have never written before, and novelists with manuscripts in the final stages are welcome. It’s specifically for writers wishing to focus entirely on their creative work, and others who combine workshops with daily sightseeing tours. The trip to Costa Rica is fully escorted from the moment you land at San Jose International Airport. The creative writing retreat is ideal even for people who have not traveled before.
Finca Luna Nueva
Feb 12-19, 2022
$870
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Feb 17-21, 2022
£560-£950
No Deadline
Avoca, Australia Life at Springfield All writers

NSW Writing Retreat with Rebecca Giggs: Voice in Narrative Nonfiction

In this week-long retreat — consisting of led-discussion, writing, reading, reflection and instruction — we consider voice not as stream-of-consciousness, but as a carefully crafted process of self construction, characterisation and observation. We look at ways to balance information with emotional journey, how to convey the author’s own stake in their subject, and why voice matters to the reader.
springfield accommodation
Feb 18-25, 2022
$2,250-$3,750
No Deadline
Ashbourne, UK Foxes’ Retreat Creative Writing

Foxes’ Writing Retreat

Foxes’ Retreat will welcome you warmly, and you will leave nurtured, relaxed and re-energised for living your best life. Whether you want to focus on yoga, writing or wellbeing, the welcome will help you relax. You will find a completely open and non-judgemental space in which you will be empowered to let go of life’s negatives, to take control of the judgements about yourself, and to step into your very best self.
Foxes’ Retreat farmhouse
Feb 20-25, 2022
£395-£745
No Deadline
Tamarindo Beach, Costa rica Creative Writing Retreat Creative Writing

Write that book, publish that book in costa rica

Whether you’re in search of expert writing guidance, quiet relaxation time, long soaks in natural hot springs, the jungle, or the ocean, this retreat has it all! The first half takes place at a rustic jungle resort and spa, the second half on the Gold Coast at a beautiful beachfront hotel, and you don’t have to worry about a thing except getting yourself to Costa Rica.
Private rooms
Feb 20-26, 2022
$3,200
No Deadline
Malaga, Spain River Heart Retreats All writers

Sit, Write, Walk – A Journey of Self Discovery

Inspired by Natalie Goldberg’s legendary True Secret retreats, you’ll be guided through a series of meditation and writing workshops, releasing any old barriers to living, or writing, fully. There is no need to have ever written anything beforehand; the focus here is on the practice of moving the hand across the page, not the creation of a story or poem – although that may be what comes out.
Accomodation types
Feb 21-25, 2022
450 EUR – 1,250 EUR
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Feb 22-28, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
New York, USA The Center for Black Literature All Writers

Wild Seeds Writers Retreat

The Wild Seeds Writers Retreat encourages published writers and emerging writers of color to participate in writing workshops focused on fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. They will focus on the craft of writing and engage in cross-cultural conversations around literature created by writers of the African Diaspora.
Medgar Evers College
Feb 24-27, 2022
$500
Feb 14, 2022
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Mar 1-7, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Virtual Writeaways All writers

Weekend Writeaway at Home

The weekend-long format has all the elements of a typical Writeaway, combined with a few twists to bring the liveliness of an in-person Writeaway to Zoom. And they limit each Weekend Writeaways at Home to eight writers, to ensure you get plenty of attention. The weekend includes writing time, workshops, exercises to inspire you, craft discussions, brainstorming, consultations, readings and optional cocktails and meals.
Virtual
Mar 4-6, 2022
$200-$600
No Deadline
Apollo Bay, Australia Catherine Deveny All writers

Gunnas Weekend Writing Retreat

This is two full days of boot camp writing with solo blocks, prompt exercises, and other creative therapy.
Seacroft
Mar 4-6, 2022
$500-$900 + accomodation
No Deadline
Isla Holbox, Mexico Wide Open Writing Yoga Writing

Wide Open Writing Mexico Retreat

These six days of writing and yoga and relaxing will be spent with others called to the dazzling colors of this tiny island. The morning yoga al fresco will be followed by prompted writing sessions and guided feedback. Be a part of a community where, regardless of your writing background, you can explore the story you need to tell.
Private Villa
Mar 5-11, 2022
$2,300
No Deadline
Totleigh Barton, UK Arvon All Writers

Tutored Retreat: Editing Fiction

How do you know whether it’s time to send your manuscript out or whether it still needs one (or two) more rewrites? Led by editor Ka Bradley and novelist Marcel Theroux, this tutored retreat is designed for people going about the difficult business of editing and rewriting.
Totleigh Barton
Mar 7-12, 2022
£815
No Deadline
New Smyrna Beach, Florida Murphy Writing Memoir and Poetry Writing

Get Away to Write – Florida

Escape the cold to write in Florida. Spend an inspiring week working on your memoir or poetry. Enjoy plentiful writing time, insightful feedback, homemade meals and time to relax.
The Atlantic Center for the Arts
Mar 8-13, 2022
$1,595–$1,995
Jan 5, 2022
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Mar 8-14, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Georgia, US Ossabaw Island Writers Retreat All writers

Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat

Join the Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat and work with one of their critically acclaimed writers in an intimate workshop environment limited to five qualified participants. Twenty-six thousand acres of maritime forest, tidal wetlands, and wide beaches on an Atlantic Ocean barrier island to settle the soul and inspire the mind.
The Club house
Mar 11-16, 2022
$2,595
Jan 15, 2022
California, US Susan Hagen Women’s Writing

Women’s Writing Retreat

From drumming and nature-based practices to open the heart and quiet the mind, writing in order to share your stories throughout the day, you’ll practice new skills and techniques to improve your craft. Each day the participants will go deeper, as they let go of the concerns and constraints of daily life back home.
St. Dorothy’s Rest
Mar 14-17, 2022
$1,167
No Deadline
Avoca, Australia Life at Springfield All writers

Mythic Creativity Retreat

A week-long retreat to inspire you to re-discover your creativity and fill your life with enchantment, wonder and empowerment. Drawing on ancient myths and fairy tales, this retreat with Dr Kate Forsyth and Kinchem Hegedus celebrates storytelling, poetry, art and the making of things with hands and heart. It is designed to help you find a new sense of meaning, purpose and connection to the human and natural world, as well as an opportunity for a cleansing of your body and spirit. Dr Kate Forsyth draws on her doctorate in fairy tales and mythology, and her many years of creative practice as a poet, novelist, oral storyteller and retreat leader, to help you follow your bliss and awaken to a life of creative joy.
Springfield accommodation
Mar 17-24, 2022
$2,450-$3,950
No Deadline
Granada, Spain Casa Ana Creative Writing

Casa Ana Creative Writing Retreat

Spend one week or two focusing uninterruptedly on your writing, with input from a resident mentor. Ideal if you are starting a new project, looking for professional guidance on your existing work, or editing your works in progress.
Private Room
Mar 19-Apr 1, 2022
€1050-€1250
No Deadline
Ashbourne, UK Foxes’ Retreat Creative Writing

Foxes’ Writing Retreat

Foxes’ Retreat will welcome you warmly, and you will leave nurtured, relaxed and re-energised for living your best life. Whether you want to focus on yoga, writing or wellbeing, the welcome will help you relax. You will find a completely open and non-judgemental space in which you will be empowered to let go of life’s negatives, to take control of the judgements about yourself, and to step into your very best self.
Foxes’ Retreat farmhouse
Mar 20-25, 2022
£395-£745
No Deadline
Somerset, UK Imagine Creative Writing All writers

Imagine Retreat

Experienced authors and creative writing tutors, Alison Knight and Jenny Kane, invite you to join them for some writing time, author chatter, and relaxation. Open to beginners and experienced writers alike. Non-Writing partners or friends are very welcome.
Northmoor Victorian Manor
Mar 21-25, 2022
£365-£550
Jan 8, 2022
Worcestershire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

Life-Writing, biography and memoir

The three-day science fiction and fantasy writing retreat in Malvern includes personal instruction from two acclaimed authors—New York Times best-selling author and FantasyCon 2019 Guest of Honour Una McCormack and Liz Williams, author of many SFF books, most recently Comet Weather and A History of Paganism, and the 2022 FantasyCon Guest of Honour. Also a workshop on How To Pitch your Book from Handheld Press.
The Dell House
Mar 21-24, 2022
£395
No Deadline
Languedoc, France Wild Atlantic Writers Creative Writing

Ireland Writing Retreat

A week-long, creative writing holiday with a difference – scenic walks, fascinating talks and daily practical writing and editing workshops – all in a land as old as time itself, Pyrénées Orientales in Languedoc, France.
Ensuite Rooms
Mar 21-27, 2022
$1,777
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Mar 22-28, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Montana, US Laura Munson All writers

Haven I The Writing Retreat

The Haven Writing Retreat is open to any level of writer. Haven I meets you where you need to be met, whether you want to write and publish a book, or simply seek a deeper level of authentic self-expression.
Walking Lightly Ranch
Mar 23-27, 2022
$3,350
No Deadline
Virginia, US Monterey Writer Retreat Novel Writing

Mission of the Algonkian Writer Retreat and Novel Workshop

Like other Algonkian events, this workshop retreat begins before you arrive with pre-event assignments and readings, and continues after you depart with a post-event novel development program online. It also includes a broad range of faculty, an array of vital workshops, as well as extended personal time with business professionals.
Algonkian Park
Mar 23-27, 2022
$1,095
No Deadline
Cape Town, South Africa The Writing Room All Writers

Writer’s Retreat in Cape Town

This retreat is for anyone with a book in their heart. You may be a new writer, or an experienced writer who simply needs time away to immerse in your book. It will guide you through the process of writing a book from start to finish. You need nothing but your ideas in order to attend.
Victorskloof Lodge
Mar 23-27, 2022
R12,000
No Deadline
Ontario, Canada Firefly Creative Writing All writers

BIPOC Stay At Home Writing Retreat

The goal of this retreat is to create space for and with People of Colour to lean into your writing voices. There will be room to wade into the themes that don’t get a lot of attention in predominantly white circles such as white supremacy, microaggressions, immigration, colourism, racism, colonialism, intersectionality, and the complexity and contours of identities as they’re defined. But you can also decide not to dive into these topics and just enjoy writing for the sake of it. A lot of time will be spent just having fun with words.
Virtual
Mar 25-27, 2022
€525
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Mar 29-Apr 4, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Uttarakhand, India The Himalayan Writers Retreat Fiction & Narrative Non-Fiction

Himalayan Writers Retreat

To shake up your writing, you need to take a big leap out of your comfort zone. Chances are, your writing will follow. The Himalayan Writing Retreat (THWR) is that big leap. You go into wild, crazy India, only to find Chetan Mahajan and Paula Younger, an award-winning faculty member from the Lighthouse writers’ workshop of Denver—waiting for you at the other end. This ten-day trip starts at the Taj Mahal, but you spend most of your time in the peaceful, inspiring Himalayas. The price is all-inclusive.
The Himalayan Writing Retreat Center
Mar 31–Apr 10, 2022
$2,800
No Deadline
North America Helen Sword All writers

Stylish Writing Intensive

If you’re an academic or professional writer who aspires to think more creatively, express yourself more vividly, and maximize the impact and outreach of your writing, the Stylish Writing Intensive is for you! Join international writing expert Helen Sword and an intimate cohort of fellow writers for three intensive days of dedicated writing time, advanced writing and editing workshops, small-group coaching, and personal feedback. This unique global online retreat runs over three consecutive days for participants anywhere in the world. Enrollment numbers are limited to just 6 people per cohort.
Virtual
Mar 31-Apr 2, 2022
$2,400
No Deadline
Alcester, UK Alison May All Writers

Spring Novel Retreat

Starting a new book, Editing a finished one or stuck somewhere in the middle? lift your writing mojo with a weekend dedicatied to writing, under the guidence of two highly regarded tutors, both multi published award-winning authors.
Kings court hotel
Apr 1-3, 2022
£390
No Deadline
Europe Helen Sword All writers

Stylish Writing Intensive

If you’re an academic or professional writer who aspires to think more creatively, express yourself more vividly, and maximize the impact and outreach of your writing, the Stylish Writing Intensive is for you! Join international writing expert Helen Sword and an intimate cohort of fellow writers for three intensive days of dedicated writing time, advanced writing and editing workshops, small-group coaching, and personal feedback. This unique global online retreat runs over three consecutive days for participants anywhere in the world. Enrollment numbers are limited to just 6 people per cohort.
Virtual
Apr 1-3, 2022
$2,400
No Deadline
Ashbourne, UK Foxes’ Retreat Creative Writing

Foxes’ Writing Retreat

Foxes’ Retreat will welcome you warmly, and you will leave nurtured, relaxed and re-energised for living your best life. Whether you want to focus on yoga, writing or wellbeing, the welcome will help you relax. You will find a completely open and non-judgemental space in which you will be empowered to let go of life’s negatives, to take control of the judgements about yourself, and to step into your very best self.
Foxes’ Retreat farmhouse
Apr 4-7, 2022
£395-£745
No Deadline
Malaga, Spain River Heart Retreats All writers

Sit, Write, Walk – A Journey of Self Discovery

Inspired by Natalie Goldberg’s legendary True Secret retreats, you’ll be guided through a series of meditation and writing workshops, releasing any old barriers to living, or writing, fully. There is no need to have ever written anything beforehand; the focus here is on the practice of moving the hand across the page, not the creation of a story or poem – although that may be what comes out.
Accomodation types
Apr 4-10, 2022
450 EUR – 1,250 EUR
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Apr 5-11, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Ischia, Italy Rocaberti Writers Film Script and Screenplays

Rocaberti Writers Retreat

Meet with screenwriters and producers in workshops dedicated to writing screenplays. Turn your novel into a screenplay or start one from scratch. Either way, prepare to enter the world of agents and producers. All in the 14th century Marouatte Castle in the beautiful landscapes of Dordogne in southwest France?
Aragonese Castle
Apr 6-13, 2022
€4,995
No Deadline
Epidaurus, Greece ARTISA Academic Writing

Writing Retreat for Academics

This writing retreat is for academics, Ph.D. students, and other professionals. It offers you the possibility to concentrate on thinking, reading, and writing in a sustained way, to recharge your battery, and to gain new inspiration. For individuals and groups. Let original new ideas be born, maybe even ground-breaking ideas for new projects, and your writing flow.
Studio Room
Apr 8-22, 2022
€995-€1085
No Deadline
California, US Susan Hagen Women’s Writing

Women’s Writing Retreat

From drumming and nature-based practices to open the heart and quiet the mind, writing in order to share your stories throughout the day, you’ll practice new skills and techniques to improve your craft. Each day the participants will go deeper, as they let go of the concerns and constraints of daily life back home.
St. Dorothy’s Rest
Apr 11-14, 2022
$1,195
No Deadline
California, US Monterey Writer Retreat Fiction/Non-fiction

Mission of the Writer Retreat in California

Join other writers on the wondrously scenic and soothing Monterey Peninsula in Pacific Grove for the express purpose of working intimately with experienced author and agent professionals. Know that writers of every kind have journeyed for over a century to this location on the California west coast. They come in search of inspiration, individuality, purpose, and vision, but more importantly, to share an understanding that art has preceded their arrival in the form of a brutally beautiful sea and windswept shore.
Pacific Monarch hotel
Apr 14-18, 2022
€1,095
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Apr 14-18, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
California, US Laura Davis Creative Writing

Writing on the Big Sur Coast with Laura

This retreat is for people who want to use writing as a tool for self-knowledge, growth, and deepening awareness. The focus will be on personal storytelling in a safe supportive circle.
Accomodation types
Apr 18-22, 2022
$530-$8,000
No Deadline
Queensland, Australia Write Your Journey All Writers

Write Your Journey

Experience the transformative power of a retreat, relax deeply to the ancient sounds of Himalayan singing bowls, release physical and emotional blockages with Yin Yoga and gentle flow sequences, re-connect with your true voice and tap into your inner wisdom through writing, and re-energize yourself in the vibrant environment of Hoi An.
Beachfront home
Apr 21-25, 2022
$1275 – $1495
No Deadline
New Mexico, United States Writeaways All writers

Writeaway in New Mexico

This writers retreat includes individual writing consultations and daily writing workshops, all meals, wine and after-dinner drinks, plus a cooking class and excursion.
Modern adobe house
Apr 23-30, 2022
$1,750-$2,200
Mar 23, 2022
Tuscany, Italy Sarah Seelcky Creative Writing

Write What You Want to Read

Bring whatever you are working on to this retreat. If you’re stalling or circling around writing something new, this is the perfect time and place to start it. You can also bring a craft question or a writing problem that feels unsolvable, and you’ll find those to look at it with you together.
Fattoria del Colle
Apr 24-30, 2022
$3,650
No Deadline
Totleigh Barton, UK Arvon Non-fiction

Non-Fiction: Tutored Retreat

Join author and screenwriter Alexander Masters and essayist, author and journalist Cal Flyn on a tutored retreat aimed at writers working with a non-fiction project in progress. While working on your biography, memoir, essay collection or other non-fiction piece, you’ll find fellowship, advice, and time ringfenced for focused work.
Totleigh Barton
Apr 25-30, 2022
£815
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Apr 26-May 2, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland Writers Books – Fiction/non-fiction

Iceland Writers Retreat

Explore beautiful Iceland with literary tours, hang out with award-winning authors, attend writing workshops and finally, write. If you’d like to take some time off from your real life to concentrate on your writing as well as enjoy the company of other writers in the beautiful Icelandic countryside, this retreat is for you!
5-star Reykjavík EDITION hotel
Apr 27–May 1, 2022
ISK 230,000
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
May 3-9, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Montana, US Laura Munson All writers

Haven I The Writing Retreat

The Haven Writing Retreat is open to any level of writer. Haven I meets you where you need to be met, whether you want to write and publish a book, or simply seek a deeper level of authentic self-expression.
Walking Lightly Ranch
May 4-8, 2022
$3,350
No Deadline
Paonia, Colorado, US High Desert Center All writers

The Writing Retreat

The purpose of the Writing Retreat is to support budding writers in accomplishing an ambitious, self-paced writing challenge. The goal of the Writing Retreat is the rapid production of a first draft—not the careful editing and refining of a final draft. Everyone at the writing retreat (including staff) chooses a specific numerical goal for what they’ll write during the month. Then they turn off their inner editors and focus on hitting their daily word count.
High Desert Center
May 4-June 11, 2022
$2,200 plus travel
No Deadline
Avoca, Australia Life at Springfield All writers

Connect and Create

Connect to Country at the intersection of Gundungurra, Yuin and Dharawal lands with proud Gunai woman and award winning writer and artist, Kirli Saunders, at Springfield. Ground your creative process in the earth, and open yourself to new depths in writing and art. Explore the spaces where creative practice meets with planting, baking, words, art-making, movement and stillness. Channel your bold truth telling, and find connection as you create and reflect. Kirli will be joined by Local First Nations leaders and award winning guest writers.
springfield accommodation
May 5-12, 2022
$2,450-$3,950
No Deadline
The Dordogne, France Rocaberti Writers Film Script and Screenplays

Rocaberti Writers Retreat

Meet with screenwriters and producers in workshops dedicated to writing screenplays. Turn your novel into a screenplay or start one from scratch. Either way, prepare to enter the world of agents and producers. All in the 14th century Marouatte Castle in the beautiful landscapes of Dordogne in southwest France?
Marouatte Castle
May 6-11, 2022
€4,995
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
May 10-16, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Andros, Greece The Rohm Literary Agency Fiction/Non-fiction

Andros, Greece Writng Retreat

Working against spectacular landscapes, you’ll be able to work on whatever writing in progress you have, whatever the genre. No matter your level, you’ll have access to top literary agents and writers, in the beating heart of Italy’s cultural life.
Private Villa
May 13-17, 2022
$1,995
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy Creative Writing Retreat Creative Writing

a life-changing writing retreat

Join Jess Lourey, bestselling author and award-winning writing professor, on this week-long, women’s 2022 writing retreat held in Rome and Tuscany. Whatever your writing experience and goals, prepare for an alchemy of escapism, creativity, and renewal in magical Italy!
Private rooms
May 14-20, 2022
$3,420
No Deadline
Georgia, USA InkWell Academic Writing

Composed Writing Retreat

Leave all your worries behind and spend an entire week focused just on you and your writing. Steal away to one of two lush, beautiful environments, where you’ll connect with a group of amazing scholars and together, learn to overcome your internal writing barriers—the thoughts and feelings that undermine your productivity, steal your peace of mind, and rob you of the pleasures of your work.
Elohee Retreat Center
May 15-21, 2022
$4,650 – $5,250
no Deadline
Hydra, Greece Write Away Europe Creative Writing

Paros Greek Island Retreat

The Write Away Hydra writing retreat offers an inspiring and invigorating Writers Retreat on Hydra,one of the most idyllic and enchanting Greek islands. The stunning views and serene atmosphere of the lovely little island of Hydra have captivated writers and artists throughout the ages. The white houses, red-tiled roofs, picturesque small cobblestoned pathways will soothe your senses and summon your creative spirit. Hydra has no cars on the island and the peace and tranquility and slow pace of this inspring little island paradise have served to make it home to many internationally known artists and writers, making it an ideal place for your Writing Residency Retreat in order to connect with your muse and stimulate your creative voice.
Private Room
May 15-21, 2022
$2,450
No Deadline
France-Italy Writeaways All writers

Writeaways Grand Tour

The Writeaways Grand Tour combines all the delights of the Writeaway in Italy and the Writeaway in France. Includes two weeks of daily writing workshops, writing consultations, excursions, and all meals, wine and after-dinner drinks, plus Italian and French wine tastings, an Italian cooking class and a visit to a French farmers’ market.
Accomodation types
May 17-Jun 3, 2022
$4,000-$4,400
Apr 17, 2022
Champtocé-sur-Loire, France Writeaways All Writers

Writeaway in France

This writing retreat includes writing consultations and daily writing workshops, all meals, wine, and after-dinner drinks, plus a visit to a farmers’ market and a tasting at a local winery.
Chateau du Pin
May 17-24, 2022
$2,100-$2,450
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
May 17-23, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy Wide Open Writing All Writers

The Writer’s Residency

For the writer who longs for spacious and largely uninterrupted time to dive deep in a project, Wide Open Writing offers a remarkable one-week residency experience following their Tuscany retreat. Less structured than their classic retreat model, this once-yearly residency preserves the key ingredients of a successful writing vacation while adding more unstructured time and even more of an experience of sanctuary for words, images and spirit.
Farmhouse single rooms
May 20-27, 2022
€2,500
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy A Writer Within Women Writers

A Writer Within Retreat in Tuscany

This retreat offers you a week-long journey into the craft of writing in the tranquil and inspiring setting of Tuscany. Whether you are interested in memoir, fiction or non-fiction writing, you will tap into your creative flow as you consider the plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more. In this safe and nurturing environment, you will find there is nothing between your words and the page except unlimited inspiration. This retreat welcomes women writers of all ages, genres, and levels of experience.
Villa Castellare de Sernigi
May 21-27, 2022
$3,000–$3,700
No Deadline
Florence, Italy The Art of Writing Creative writing

Art of Writing Retreat

The Art of Writing is an intimate retreat in Tuscany run by Italian resident, author and journalist, Lisa Clifford. With special appearances from best-selling authors, literary agents, and other writing tutors from around the world. They are small-group retreats for writers in the mountains of Tuscany designed for them to reconnect with their writing muse. Whether you’re a published author or just starting out, these sessions are perfect for you. All they ask is that you love writing.
Palazzo San Niccolò
May 22-26, 2022
€1,300
No Deadline
California, US Susan Hagen Women’s Writing

Women’s Writing Retreat

From drumming and nature-based practices to open the heart and quiet the mind, writing in order to share your stories throughout the day, you’ll practice new skills and techniques to improve your craft. Each day the participants will go deeper, as they let go of the concerns and constraints of daily life back home.
St. Dorothy’s Rest
May 23-25, 2022
$795
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
May 26-30, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy Writeaways All writers

Writeaway in Italy

This writers retreat includes individual writing consultations and daily writing workshops, all meals, wine and after-dinner drinks, plus a cooking class and excursion.
Villas Cini and Casanova
May 27-Jun 3, 2022
$2,100-$2,450
Apr 27, 2022
Le Marche, Italy ARTISA Academic Writing

Writing Retreat for Academics

This writing retreat is for academics, Ph.D. students, and other professionals. It offers you the possibility to concentrate on thinking, reading, and writing in a sustained way, to recharge your battery, and to gain new inspiration. For individuals and groups. Let original new ideas be born, maybe even ground-breaking ideas for new projects, and your writing flow.
Studio Room
May 27-Jun 10, 2022
€995-€1085
No Deadline
Ontario, Canada Firefly Creative Writing Creative Writing

Stay at Home Writing Retreat

This is a lovingly curated weekend experience, designed to guide you back to your own voice. The focus will be on gently waking up your creativity and exploring what it wants to say now. Who am I in this time of crisis? What stories want to emerge? What’s the first step? You’ll use your writing to process the current global moment, but also to escape from it, to wander the roads that your words want to walk down, to linger in nostalgia and possibility, to find the joy of writing. The weekend will be full of ease and productivity!
Virtual
May 27-29, 2022
$525
No Deadline
Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Ireland The Creative Writer’s Workshop Memoir Writing

Memories into Memoir Writing Retreat

Irene’s Memoir Retreat provides a creative space to define your experiences and write your memoir from the core of personal understanding. It is a time to connect to the heart of your story. Offering peace, relaxation, guided walks to sacred sites, laughs, Irish music, gourmet food, luxurious accommodation—this retreat is a memory in itself.
Bedroom Suite
May 29-Jun 3, 2022
$1,475
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy A Writer Within Women Writers

A Writer Within Retreat in Tuscany

This retreat offers you a week-long journey into the craft of writing in the tranquil and inspiring setting of Tuscany. Whether you are interested in memoir, fiction or non-fiction writing, you will tap into your creative flow as you consider the plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more. In this safe and nurturing environment, you will find there is nothing between your words and the page except unlimited inspiration. This retreat welcomes women writers of all ages, genres, and levels of experience.
Villa Castellare de Sernigi
May 29-Jun 4, 2022
$3,000–$3,700
No Deadline
Paris, France The Rohm Literary Agency Fiction/Non-fiction

Paris Writers Retreat

Working against spectacular landscapes, you’ll be able to work on whatever writing in progress you have, whatever the genre. No matter your level, you’ll have access to top literary agents and writers, in the beating heart of Italy’s cultural life.
Private Loft
May 30-Jun 3, 2022
$1,995
No Deadline
Wyoming, USA Page Lambert Self-Discovery

Literature & Landscape of the Horse Retreat

The Literature & Landscape of the Horse Retreat provides a unique adventure for anyone who yearns for nature, longs to reconnect with horses, and hungers for creative inspiration in an authentic western ranch setting. Read, write, and ride horses.
Vee Bar Guest Ranch
May 30-Jun 4 2022
$1,979
Mar 1, 2022
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
May 31-Jun 6, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Lesvos Island, Greece The Writing Room Memoir and Non-Fiction Writing

Greece Writer’s Retreat

Join in on this intensive retreat with technical courses on the craft of planning and writing to tips to present your book to agents and publishers. Hang out on a Greek island filled with the muse of writers. Spend time inspired by ancient tales with a group of writers.
Sea-Facing Room
Jun 2-9, 2022
€2,800
No Deadline
Lesvos Island, Greece The Writing Room Memoir and Non-Fiction Writing

Greece Writer’s Retreat

Join in on this intensive retreat with technical courses on the craft of planning and writing to tips to present your book to agents and publishers. Hang out on a Greek island filled with the muse of writers. Spend time inspired by ancient tales with a group of writers.
Sea-Facing Room
Jun 2-20, 2022
$4,600
No Deadline
Queensland, Australia Rainforest Writing Retreat All writers

Rainforest Writing Retreat

Game-changing master classes (delivered by writing and publishing pros that actually do this stuff) on every topic that will help you grow your writing skills and become an author that makes an impact and sells books.
O’Reilly
Jun 3-5 2022
$720-$1,589
May 1, 2022
Colorado, USA Hollowdeck Press All writers

The Annual June 10-Day Writing Projects Retreat

This annual retreat is for writers with a current writing project or idea. What if you had 10 days just to focus on your writing? We all have writing projects that end up “on the back burner” waiting for us to have the time to pull out those files and notebooks, sit down, get organized and really get some writing done. This 10-day writing retreat is a chance to dedicate some time to getting your writing project off the ground.
Virtual
Jun 3-13, 2022
$1,500
No Deadline
Virtual Hollowdeck Press All writers

The Annual June 10-Day Writing Projects Retreats

In June of each year they offer two sessions of the Annual 10-Day Writing Projects Retreat, the centerpoint of thei teaching year here at Hollowdeck. For many years these retreats were taught in person here in the beautiful town of Boulder, CO at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
Virtual
Jun 3-13, 2022
$1500 and a $450 deposit
No Deadline
Canungra, australia Rainforest Writing Retreat All writers

Rainforest Writing Retreat

Three days of immersive masterclasses where you will workshop your ideas and leave with pages and pages of writing. Special ‘Retreater’ discount for accommodation. Networking activities to help you make life-long connections with other writers. Private time to write your novel with incredible views to inspire you. The option to share your writing for feedback. and more
O’Reilly’s
Jun 3-5, 2022
$1,485
May 1, 2022
Belize City, Belize Creative Connections Retreat Academic Writing

Creative Connections Writing Retreat

Creative Connections is a unique writing retreat for women scholars that focuses on you as a woman, a writer, a scholar, and a member of a community. The writing retreat uses four proven techniques to enhance your intellectual creativity and productivity, from focused writing time to spending time unplugged and in nature, making connections via conversations about your work and meditation and mindfulness activities that enhance focus and allow us to tap into your creative potential.
St. George’s Caye
Jun 5-11, 2022
$1900-$2475
Jan 7, 2022
Ashbourne, UK Foxes’ Retreat Creative Writing

Foxes’ Writing Retreat

Foxes’ Retreat will welcome you warmly, and you will leave nurtured, relaxed and re-energised for living your best life. Whether you want to focus on yoga, writing or wellbeing, the welcome will help you relax. You will find a completely open and non-judgemental space in which you will be empowered to let go of life’s negatives, to take control of the judgements about yourself, and to step into your very best self.
Foxes’ Retreat farmhouse
Jun 5-10, 2022
£395-£745
No Deadline
Paris, France Paris Writing Retreats Contemporary Writing

Contemporary Writers Retreat

This writing retreat comes with an intensive writing program! From daily workshops with themed field trips to daily write-ins, in the field, at home, or a classic Paris café Meet with J’ai lu publishing’s head of e-Commerce and a bookseller to learn about the local market. There will also be one-on-one coaching with their in-residence writers, and you’ll be able to work with a branding expert to connect to your writing and your audience.
Maison Chanzy
Jun 5-11, 2022
$2,299-$2,799
No Deadline
Florence, Italy The Art of Writing Creative writing

Art of Writing Retreat

The Art of Writing is an intimate retreat in Tuscany run by Italian resident, author and journalist, Lisa Clifford. With special appearances from best-selling authors, literary agents, and other writing tutors from around the world. They are small-group retreats for writers in the mountains of Tuscany designed for them to reconnect with their writing muse. Whether you’re a published author or just starting out, these sessions are perfect for you. All they ask is that you love writing.
Palazzo San Niccolò
Jun 6-10, 2022
€999
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Jun 7-13, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Montana, US Laura Munson All writers

Haven I The Writing Retreat

The Haven Writing Retreat is open to any level of writer. Haven I meets you where you need to be met, whether you want to write and publish a book, or simply seek a deeper level of authentic self-expression.
Walking Lightly Ranch
Jun 8-12, 2022
$3,350
No Deadline
Queensland, Australia Write Your Journey All Writers

Write Your Journey

Experience the transformative power of a retreat, relax deeply to the ancient sounds of Himalayan singing bowls, release physical and emotional blockages with Yin Yoga and gentle flow sequences, re-connect with your true voice and tap into your inner wisdom through writing, and re-energize yourself in the vibrant environment of Hoi An.
Beachfront home
Jun 9-14, 2022
$1275 – $1495
No Deadline
Lesvos Island, Greece The Writing Room Memoir and Non-Fiction Writing

Greece Writer’s Retreat

Join in on this intensive retreat with technical courses on the craft of planning and writing to tips to present your book to agents and publishers. Hang out on a Greek island filled with the muse of writers. Spend time inspired by ancient tales with a group of writers.
Sea-Facing Room
Jun 10-20, 2022
$2,800
No Deadline
Inchydoney Island, Ireland The Creative Writer’s Workshop Fiction

Fiction Writing Masterclass

Walk the beaches. Luxuriate in the Seawater Therapy Pool. Kick back and enjoy Thalassotherapy Treatments. Eat high quality food – organic a speciality. Or just relax on your balcony and absorb the magnificent sea view to the sounds of lapping water. And spend your nights either writing, or enjoying local entertainment in the small colourful village of Clonakilty, just 7 minutes away.
Private Bedroom
Jun 11-17, 2022
$1,850
No Deadline
Inchydoney Island, Ireland The Creative Writer’s Workshop Memoir Writing

Memoire Writing Masterclass

Walk the beaches. Luxuriate in the Seawater Therapy Pool. Kick back and enjoy Thalassotherapy Treatments. Eat high quality food – organic a speciality. Or just relax on your balcony and absorb the magnificent sea view to the sounds of lapping water. And spend your nights either writing, or enjoying local entertainment in the small colourful village of Clonakilty, just 7 minutes away.
Private Bedroom
Jun 11-17, 2022
$1,850
No Deadline
Wisconsin, US Novel Book Camp All writers

All-Genre NIP Bookcamp Workshop & Writing Retreat

This writers’ retreat offers six days of personal writing time with opportunities to discuss writing issues with the Retreat Mentor (an award-winning novelist and editor), opportunities to attend certain writing—or publishing-related presentations—all NIP social activities, critiques, and chat with fellow writers and publishing professionals in a relaxed group environment.
Cedar Valley UCCI
Jun 12-18, 2022
$895 ~ $1490
May 15, 2022
Belize City, Belize Creative Connections Retreat Academic Writing

Creative Connections Writing Retreat

Creative Connections is a unique writing retreat for women scholars that focuses on you as a woman, a writer, a scholar, and a member of a community. The writing retreat uses four proven techniques to enhance your intellectual creativity and productivity, from focused writing time to spending time unplugged and in nature, making connections via conversations about your work and meditation and mindfulness activities that enhance focus and allow you to tap into your creative potential.
St. George’s Caye
Jun 12-18, 2022
$1900-$2475
Jan 7, 2022
County Galway, Ireland Carolyn Flynn Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Ireland Writing Retreat on the Wild Atlantic Way

Let the soul-stirring beauty of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way be your inspiration for this generative and restorative retreat for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. Whether you’re writing essays or a book-length memoir, whether you’re writing short stories or a novel, this retreat is designed to help you deepen and refine your work-in-progress, emerging with clarity and vision.
Delphi Resort
Jun 12-16, 2022
$2,295–$2,495
May 1, 2022
Belize City, Belize Creative Connections Retreat Academic Writing

Creative Connections Writing Retreat

Creative Connections is a unique writing retreat for women scholars that focuses on you as a woman, a writer, a scholar, and a member of a community. The writing retreat uses four proven techniques to enhance your intellectual creativity and productivity, from focused writing time to spending time unplugged and in nature, making connections via conversations about your work and meditation and mindfulness activities that enhance focus and allow you to tap into your creative potential.
St. George’s Caye
Jun 12-18, 2022
$1900-$2475
Jan 7, 2022
Andros, Greece The Rohm Literary Agency Fiction/Non-fiction

Greece Writers Retreat

Head all the way to Andros for a change of scenery that will help jostle your creativity. Develop your book, play, story, or screenplay in this dynamic writing workshop and retreat, with NY Times best-selling authors and literary agent. Story and manuscript development come alive at this acclaimed, professional workshop for authors of fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, plays, and poetry. Develop your book, start a new project, fine-tune your manuscript, or perfect your writing in progress. Writers of all levels are welcome to attend this retreat to generate new material, develop ideas, or shape their stories.
private villa
Jun 13-17, 2022
$1,995
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy Laura Davis All writers

Write, Travel, Transform: Tuscany

There will be a writing workshop every day except for the two days we go on all-day outings. Laura Davis will help you sharpen your powers of observation and ability to write vivid description. You will learn to record your experiences and insights with clarity and depth, facilitating a richer travel experience. They will also use writing practice, developed by Natalie Goldberg, to discover your “wild mind” and tap your deep creativity. Beginner and experienced writers are welcome, but since the material in the class builds progressively, this will not be a drop-in class.
Villa I Bonsi
Jun 14-23, 2022
$5,400
Mar 1, 2022
Alonnnisos, Greece Women Reading Aloud Women Writers

Greece’s Writer’s Retreat

Open to women writers of all levels, writing in all genres, this retreat offers a perfect balance of community and solitude. Bond with other women writers as you read, write, and listen together. Spend your morning every day writing close to the sea surrounded by the island’s flora. Inspiration abounds in such a setting.
Apartment Rooms
Jun 14-23, 2022
€3,525
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Jun 14-20, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
Campbon, France Angelella Editorial All writers

Elixir Writing Retreat

At the Elixir Writing Retreat, you’ll get the opportunity to do everything that feeds your writing, from daily quiet time for writing to professional, hands-on instruction and a connection with other writers.
Château Coislin
Jun 15-22, 2022
€3,800
Jan 1, 2022
Montana, US Laura Munson All writers

Haven I The Writing Retreat

The Haven Writing Retreat is open to any level of writer. Haven I meets you where you need to be met, whether you want to write and publish a book, or simply seek a deeper level of authentic self-expression.
Walking Lightly Ranch
Jun 15-19, 2022
$3,350
No Deadline
Peterborough, UK Principus Studios Ltd All writers

Writers’ Retreat UK retreat

Their all-inclusive Writers’ Retreat UK retreats, that take place at lovely, quiet locations across the UK, are much different to others. They look after your every need during your stay with them and, now, provide mentoring for you as an integral part of their service. The retreat is set in the heart of the Stamford countryside, close to Peterborough is both accessible from both the north and the south yet peaceful and full of tranquility to stir those creative juices.
Fetland Mill in Peterborough
Jun 16-19, 2022
£625 – £795
No Deadline
Colorado, USA Hollowdeck Press All writers

The Annual June 10-Day Writing Projects Retreat

This annual retreat is for writers with a current writing project or idea. What if you had 10 days just to focus on your writing? We all have writing projects that end up “on the back burner” waiting for us to have the time to pull out those files and notebooks, sit down, get organized and really get some writing done. This 10-day writing retreat is a chance to dedicate some time to getting your writing project off the ground.
Virtual
Jun 17-27, 2022
$1,500
No Deadline
Virtual Hollowdeck Press All Writers

The Annual June 10-Day Writing Projects Retreats

In June of each year they offer two sessions of the Annual 10-Day Writing Projects Retreat, the centerpoint of thei teaching year here at Hollowdeck. For many years these retreats were taught in person here in the beautiful town of Boulder, CO at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
Virtual
Jun 17-27, 2022
$1500 and a $450 deposit
No Deadline
Alcester, UK Alison May All Writers

Summer Novel Retreat

Starting a new book, Editing a finished one or stuck somewhere in the middle? lift your writing mojo with a weekend dedicatied to writing, under the guidence of two highly regarded tutors, both multi published award-winning authors.
Kings court hotel
Jun 17-19, 2022
£390
No Deadline
Alberta, Canada ursa retreate center All writers

AWCS Writers’ Retreat

Unplug for a weekend of writing with fellow writers for A VERY Wordy Weekend, just 15 minutes north of Cochrane.This is a completely self-directed retreat this year. They wanted to give you the opportunity to relax and unwind after more than two years of isolation.
ursa retreat center accommodations
Jun 17-20, 2022
$500
No Deadline
Galway, Ireland L.R Johnson Novel Writing

L.R Johnson Writers’ Retreat in Ireland

Give your creativity room to grow with this picturesque setting that will have you itching to get your writing done. The gorgeous Lisdonagh Manor in Ireland in addition to the writing classes this retreat provides you with will help do wonders to your writing.
Lisdonagh Manor
Jun 18-25, 2022
$2,497–$3,997
No Deadline
Granada, Spain Casa Ana Creative Writing

Casa Ana Creative Writing Retreat

Spend one week or two focusing uninterruptedly on your writing, with input from a resident mentor. Ideal if you are starting a new project, looking for professional guidance on your existing work, or editing your works in progress.
Private Room
Jun 18-Jul 1, 2022
€1595-€1995
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy Write Away Europe Creative Writing

Tuscany Writing Retreat

The Tuscany Writing Retreat is set in the hills above San Gimignano on a wine estate surrounded by verdant rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards, wildflowers, and herbs which will assault your senses and summon your creative spirit. Your home for the week will be in two splendid villas set on private grounds with two swimming pools and abundant indoor and outdoor areas at your disposal for writing, engaging discussions, and relaxing.
A Tuscan farmhouse
Jun 19-25, 2022
$2,200–$2,750
No Deadline
Georgia, USA InkWell Academic Writing

Composed at Home Online Writing Retreat

During this week-long, virtual writing retreat you’ll learn how to overcome your internal writing barrier. Whether pandemic life is wreaking havoc on your writing, or you’ve long been searching for a strategy for moving past writing blocks, Composed at Home will give you a systematic way through distraction and distress. So you can make real progress. And actually feel good about it.
Virtual
Jun 19-24, 2022
$2,700
no Deadline
Donegal, Ireland Wild Atlantic Writers Creative Writing

Ireland Writing Retreat

This Summer Writing Retreat will be the perfect chance for you to get your creative juices rolling as you tour your way all across Ireland attending daily talks and workshops, all while attending Irish musical concerts, going on island and castle tours, and soaking in the beautiful landscape. If you miss this event, there will be another one coming in the fall, so watch out for that!
Ensuite Rooms
Jun 20-26, 2022
€1,777
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
Jun 21-27, 2022
£850-£950
No Deadline
The Dordogne, France Rocaberti Writers Film Script and Screenplays

Rocaberti Writers Retreat

Meet with screenwriters and producers in workshops dedicated to writing screenplays. Turn your novel into a screenplay or start one from scratch. Either way, prepare to enter the world of agents and producers. All in the 14th century Marouatte Castle in the beautiful landscapes of Dordogne in southwest France?
Marouatte Castle
Jun 22-27, 2022
€4,995
No Deadline
Virtual Writeaways All writers

Weekend Writeaway at Home

The weekend-long format has all the elements of a typical Writeaway, combined with a few twists to bring the liveliness of an in-person Writeaway to Zoom. And we limit each Weekend Writeaways at Home to eight writers, to ensure you get plenty of attention. The weekend includes writing time, workshops, exercises to inspire you, craft discussions, brainstorming, consultations, readings and optional cocktails and meals.
Virtual
Jun 24-26, 2022
$200-$600
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy The Writing Room All Writers

Writing Retreat in Tuscany, Italy

This is a structured writing retreat for writers of all levels who want to tell their story or write their book. It’s a daily combination of technical writing techniques, working through your blocks, finding ways to access your memories and plan your story. It’s ideal if you are writing a novel, memoir, biography, non-fiction, e-course and you need to understand how to structure a publishable book.
Villa Poggio alla Trese
Jun 25-Jul 2, 2022
$3,790–$4,510
No Deadline
Collioure, France Karen Karbo Personal Expression

Come to Your Senses Writing Retreat with Author Karen Karbo

The retreat is designed for beginning, emerging, and published writers–anyone who feels the urge to reconnect with their writing self, or deepen and improve their work. Get in touch with your senses in daily morning workshops, generate new writing based on new experiences in Collioure and the wider world. In the afternoon, venture out–swimming, hiking, marketing, wine-tasting–and loosening your grip on yourself and your work.
Collioure village hotel
Jun 26- Jul 2, 2022
€3,250
No Deadline
Malaga, Spain River Heart Retreats All writers

Sit, Write, Walk – A Journey of Self Discovery

Inspired by Natalie Goldberg’s legendary True Secret retreats, you’ll be guided through a series of meditation and writing workshops, releasing any old barriers to living, or writing, fully. There is no need to have ever written anything beforehand; the focus here is on the practice of moving the hand across the page, not the creation of a story or poem – although that may be what comes out.
Accomodation types
Jun 27-Jul 3, 2022
450 EUR – 1,250 EUR
No Deadline
The Dordogne, France Rocaberti Writers Film Script and Screenplays

Rocaberti Writers Retreat

Meet with screenwriters and producers in workshops dedicated to writing screenplays. Turn your novel into a screenplay or start one from scratch. Either way, prepare to enter the world of agents and producers. All in the 14th century Marouatte Castle in the beautiful landscapes of Dordogne in southwest France?
Marouatte Castle
Jul 1-6, 2022
€4,995
No Deadline
Ashbourne, UK Foxes’ Retreat Creative Writing

Foxes’ Writing Retreat

Foxes’ Retreat will welcome you warmly, and you will leave nurtured, relaxed and re-energised for living your best life. Whether you want to focus on yoga, writing or wellbeing, the welcome will help you relax. You will find a completely open and non-judgemental space in which you will be empowered to let go of life’s negatives, to take control of the judgements about yourself, and to step into your very best self.
Foxes’ Retreat farmhouse
Jul 3-8, 2022
£395-£745
No Deadline
Florence, Italy The Art of Writing Creative writing

Art of Writing Retreat

The Art of Writing is an intimate retreat in Tuscany run by Italian resident, author and journalist, Lisa Clifford. With special appearances from best-selling authors, literary agents, and other writing tutors from around the world. They are small-group retreats for writers in the mountains of Tuscany designed for them to reconnect with their writing muse. Whether you’re a published author or just starting out, these sessions are perfect for you. All they ask is that you love writing.
Palazzo San Niccolò
Jul 3-7, 2022
$999
No Deadline
The Dordogne, France Rocaberti Writers Film Script and Screenplays

Rocaberti Writers Retreat

Meet with screenwriters and producers in workshops dedicated to writing screenplays. Turn your novel into a screenplay or start one from scratch. Either way, prepare to enter the world of agents and producers. All in the 14th century Marouatte Castle in the beautiful landscapes of Dordogne in southwest France?
Marouatte Castle
Jul 8-13, 2022
$4,995
No Deadline
Granada, Spain Casa Ana Creative Writing

Casa Ana Creative Writing Retreat

Spend one week or two focusing uninterruptedly on your writing, with input from a resident mentor. Ideal if you are starting a new project, looking for professional guidance on your existing work, or editing your works in progress.
Private Room
Jul 9-16, 2022
€1050-€1250
No Deadline
Granada, Spain Casa Ana Creative Writing

Casa Ana Novel Writing Retreat

This intensive week’s retreat will enable you to submerge yourself in the art and practice of novel writing while gaining a new understanding of what it takes to be a great rather than a good writer. Optional group workshops will focus on progressively structured writing exercises while offering the ongoing opportunity for peer presentation. One-to-one mentoring will enable you to explore ways in which you can sustain a commitment to your novel beyond the workshop environment in order to achieve your full potential as a writer.
Private Room
Jul 9-16, 2022
€1050-€1250
No Deadline
Inchydoney Island, Ireland The Creative Writer’s Workshop Novel Writing

Work-in-Progress – Fiction Masterclass

If you want to polish and complete your novel, dig deeper into the language of story and move your story forwards, then Irene’s Work-in-Progress Masterclass is for you. Focus on your Memoir, immerse yourself in your story and engage in private story sessions with Irene, group writing workshops, and supportive writing discussions.
Bedroom Suite
Jul 10-15, 2022
€1,675
No Deadline
Ireland Ireland Writer Tours Fiction

Writers’ Retreats with Tours of Ireland

On this inspirational pilgrimage to the land of myth, mystery, and magic, you can embrace opportunities to enrich your writing, meet like-minded individuals, and realize your creative dreams. Your package will include private consultations, group classes, workshops, and individual attention aimed at your personal needs.
A small hotel
Jul 10-17, 2022
$2,295
No Deadline
Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Ireland The Creative Writer’s Workshop Fiction and Autobiographical Writing

Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Writing Retreat

Irene’s retreats are known for their innovative techniques that show you how to focus, develop, create and write your stories. They also help weave inspiration and creativity into your writing journey through walking sacred sites, exploring myth and legends, and engaging in music and meaningful discussion. All while engaging with island life as you unwind in this treasured landscape.
Bedroom Suite
Jul 10-15, 2022
€1,675
No Deadline
New Hampshire, US Birth A Book Book Writing

The White Mountain Book Writing Retreat

This writing retreat’s sole aim isn’t writing. This is a writing retreat that’s goal is to reach deep inside yourself and get you on your way to writing and publishing the book that is going to change your life, your career, and your income.
The Historic Mulburn Inn
Jul 10-14, 2022
$1,495-$2,455
No Deadline
Avoca, Australia Life at Springfield All writers

True Life Stories

In this in-depth and intensive writing retreat, Kate and Belinda will teach you the art of personal storytelling while drawing upon real life in your creative work. Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, memoir or autobiography, this retreat will give you the tools you need to write with authority and authenticity.​
springfield accommodation
Jul 15-22, 2022
$2,250-$3,750
No Deadline
Washington, USA National League for Nursing Medical Writing

Scholarly Writing Retreat

If you have recently completed a research study or innovative project but have not had the time to craft an article for publication, this workshop is for you. The NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat is designed to help nurse educators enhance writing skills and disseminate research findings and other work in scholarly publications. By the end of the retreat, the goal is for each participant to have a complete, edited paper ready for submission to a scholarly journal.
NLN Headquarters
Jul 15-17, 2022
$1,500
May 13, 2022
Carmel Valley, California, US Laura Davis Meditation and writing

Tassajara Retreat Center Carmel Valley, California

If you want to write your heart out in a supportive community while savoring natural hot springs in a magical valley, join master teachers Laura Davis & Tova Green for a deeply transformative writing and meditation retreat.
Accomodation types
Jul 17-21. 2022
$361- $1,000
No Deadline
Granada, Spain Casa Ana Creative Writing

Casa Ana Creative Writing Retreat

Spend one week or two focusing uninterruptedly on your writing, with input from a resident mentor. Ideal if you are starting a new project, looking for professional guidance on your existing work, or editing your works in progress.
Private Room
Jul 23-Aug 5, 2022
€1595-€1995
No Deadline
Wisconsin, US Novel Book Camp Fiction Novel

Speculative Fiction NIP Bookcamp Workshop & Writing Retreat

The New Speculative Fiction Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat offers two intense, 6-day, full-immersion residential writing programs, a novel-writing workshop, and a working writer’s retreat held the first week of August at a lovely, 100-acre Retreat Center in Southeast Wisconsin.
Cedar Valley UCCI
Jul 31-Aug 6, 2022
$2,470
Jul 10, 2022
England, UK Murphy Writing of Stockton University All writers

Live Free and Write Retreat

A writing retreat in scenic New England, Yearly in augst
TBA
Aug, 2022
$275-$375
No Deadline
Peru Page Lambert Self-Discovery

Weaving Words and Women

This 13-day trip offers a rare opportunity to travel with other creative women, explore Peru’s Sacred Valley, and spend time with the Quechua women of the high Andes..
Different hotels
Aug 2-14, 2022
$5,380
43845
Queensland, Australia Write Your Journey All Writers

Write Your Journey

Experience the transformative power of a retreat, relax deeply to the ancient sounds of Himalayan singing bowls, release physical and emotional blockages with Yin Yoga and gentle flow sequences, re-connect with your true voice and tap into your inner wisdom through writing, and re-energize yourself in the vibrant environment of Hoi An.
Beachfront home
Aug 7-11, 2022
$1275 – $1495
No Deadline
Denmark Hamlet’s Hideaway Fiction/Non-fiction

Denmark’s Writing Retreat

Treat yourself to a luxurious week-long writing retreat in the Danish countryside at Hamlet’s Hideaway, where you’ll be mentored by professional writers Anja Klemp Vilgaard and Shawna Kenney. Make your writing dreams a reality in the comfort of a place far from the distractions of home, with the guidance of two professionals happy to share their expertise. Find your muse playing in the fields of a long summer night or in the silence of sunrise as you immerse yourself in Scandinavian elegance.
Fredensborg Royal Inn
Aug 7-13, 2022
$2,700
No Deadline
Ashbourne, UK Foxes’ Retreat All Writers

Foxes’ Retreat Festival of Writing

Foxes’ Retreat will welcome you warmly, and you will leave nurtured, relaxed and re-energised for living your best life. Whether you want to focus on yoga, writing or wellbeing, the welcome will help you relax. You will find a completely open and non-judgemental space in which you will be empowered to let go of life’s negatives, to take control of the judgements about yourself, and to step into your very best self.
Foxes’ Retreat farmhouse
Aug 12-19, 2022
£475 ~ £995
No Deadline
Minnesota, USA North Beach Writers’ Retreat Poetry

North Beach Poetry Retreat

The week will include morning sessions consisting of poetry craft talks and a daily writing prompt, the results of which may be shared on a voluntary basis the following morning. After lunch, participants will have the afternoon to write, reflect, take advantage of the lake and area attractions, get a massage or take a yoga class, have a personal consultation with LouAnn Muhm, and/or attend an optional afternoon session in which writers will present up to five pages poems to the group for feedback.
Lake Lodge
Aug 13-17, 2022
$350
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy Wide Open Writing All Writers

The Lighthouse Sessions – Men’s Retreat

Wide Open Writing made their name with all-female writing retreats to Tuscany, Mexico, Morocco, Costa Rica, and the coast of Maine. This will be the first all-mens’ event. While they were unable to secure a monster truck, a shooting range, or a skybox at Wrestlemania, they did manage to secure a lighthouse on an island off the coast of Maine — the perfect spot for nightly bonfires and daily adventures in writing.
Accomodation types
Aug 14-19, 2022
$2,850
No Deadline
Maine, USA Wide Open Writing All Writers

The Lighthouse Sessions – Women’s Retreat

For anyone who has yearned for the sounds and tastes and smells of the Maine Coast. For anyone who has wanted to explore a lighthouse. For anyone who wants to drink coffee, reflect and write from an Adirondack chair perched on the porch of a classic New England Lighthouse on the Atlantic shores. For anyone who thinks morning yoga, writing, yummy food, good company, walking and swimming and kayaking and laughing and crying and more writing is what you’ve been seeking – well this is the writing retreat for you.
lighthouse keepers home
Aug 21-27, 2022
$3,000
No Deadline
Basque Pyrenees, Spain Georgina Howard Creative writing (fiction and non fiction)

Creative Writing Retreats in the Pyrenees

Pyrenean Experience, voted one of the top ten learning holidays by the Times in 2021, is now offering writing retreats for writers of all levels seeking to work in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Join them at the uniquely inspirational setting of their farmhouse retreat at Iaulin Borda in the Basque Pyrenees of Navarra (Spain) where you can shut out the noise of daily life and focus uninterrupted on your writing. The week-long retreat will offer optional guided writing sessions and facilitated creative writing workshops for those who want to grow their writing skills, while leaving plenty of uninterrupted time for those who wish to work with less guidance. Writers of all levels are welcome. Price includes lodging, full board, drinks and writing instruction. Co-hosted by Georgina Howard, founder of Pyrenean Experience and Diana Friedman, award winning writer, teacher and editor.
An enchanting Farmhouse in the Pyrenees
Aug 22-26, 2021
€1,250
No Deadline
Biarritz, France The Rohm Literary Agency Fiction/Non-fiction

Biarritz Writers Retreat

Working against spectacular landscapes, you’ll be able to work on whatever writing in progress you have, whatever the genre. No matter your level, you’ll have access to top literary agents and writers, in the beating heart of Italy’s cultural life.
Private Villa
Aug 22-26, 2022
$1,995
No Deadline
The Dordogne, France Rocaberti Writers Film Script and Screenplays

Rocaberti Writers Retreat

Meet with screenwriters and producers in workshops dedicated to writing screenplays. Turn your novel into a screenplay or start one from scratch. Either way, prepare to enter the world of agents and producers. All in the 14th century Marouatte Castle in the beautiful landscapes of Dordogne in southwest France?
Marouatte Castle
Sep 2-7, 2022
$4,995
No Deadline
Ashbourne, UK Foxes’ Retreat All writers

Foxes’ Retreat Festival of Writing

Foxes’ Retreat will welcome you warmly, and you will leave nurtured, relaxed and re-energised for living your best life. Whether you want to focus on yoga, writing or wellbeing, the welcome will help you relax. You will find a completely open and non-judgemental space in which you will be empowered to let go of life’s negatives, to take control of the judgements about yourself, and to step into your very best self.
Foxes’ Retreat farmhouse
Sep 4-9, 2022
£395-£745
No Deadline
Aran Islands, Ireland The Creative Writer’s Workshop Fiction and Autobiographical Writing

Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Writing Retreat

Irene’s retreats are known for their innovative techniques that show you how to focus, develop, create and write your stories. They also help weave inspiration and creativity into your writing journey through walking sacred sites, exploring myth and legends, and engaging in music and meaningful discussion. All while engaging with island life as you unwind in this treasured landscape.
Bedroom Suite
Sep 4-10, 2022
$1,725
No Deadline
Florence, Italy The Art of Writing Creative writing

Art of Writing Retreat

The Art of Writing is an intimate retreat in Tuscany run by Italian resident, author and journalist, Lisa Clifford. With special appearances from best-selling authors, literary agents, and other writing tutors from around the world. They are small-group retreats for writers in the mountains of Tuscany designed for them to reconnect with their writing muse. Whether you’re a published author or just starting out, these sessions are perfect for you. All they ask is that you love writing.
Palazzo San Niccolò
Sep 4-8, 2022
$1,300
No Deadline
The Dordogne, France Rocaberti Writers Film Script and Screenplays

Rocaberti Writers Retreat

Meet with screenwriters and producers in workshops dedicated to writing screenplays. Turn your novel into a screenplay or start one from scratch. Either way, prepare to enter the world of agents and producers. All in the 14th century Marouatte Castle in the beautiful landscapes of Dordogne in southwest France?
Marouatte Castle
Sep 9-14, 2022
$4,995
No Deadline
Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Ireland The Creative Writer’s Workshop Memoir Writing

Memories into Memoir Writing Retreat

Irene’s Memoir Retreat provides a creative space to define your experiences and write your memoir from the core of personal understanding. It is a time to connect to the heart of your story. Offering peace, relaxation, guided walks to sacred sites, laughs, Irish music, gourmet food, luxurious accommodation – this retreat is a memory in itself.
Bedroom Suite
Sep 11-16, 2022
€1,595
No Deadline
Provence, France Write Away Europe Creative Writing

Provence Retreat

The Provence Writing Retreat will be held in a charming Provençal farmhouse with plenty of indoor and outdoor living areas for us to enjoy, including a beautiful swimming pool overlooking the Luberon–a land of lavender fields, vineyards, crisp light and rosemary scented air that has always inspired writers. For a week, we will be immersed in the Provençal life, enjoying good company over food, wine, writing workshops and convivial discussions about writing and the writing life. A perfect setting to get away from it all and reconnect with yourself and your writing.
A French farmhouse
Sep 11-17, 2022
$2,200–$2,750
No Deadline
Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Ireland The Creative Writer’s Workshop Memoir Writing

Memories into Memoir Memoir Writing Retreat

Irene’s Memoir Retreat provides a creative space to define your experiences and write your memoir from the core of personal understanding. It is a time to connect to the heart of your story. Offering peace, relaxation, guided walks to sacred sites, laughs, Irish music, gourmet food, luxurious accommodation—this retreat is a memory in itself.
Private Bedroom
Sep 11-16, 2022
€1,595
No Deadline
Lochgilphead, Scotland Go and Write Inc. All writers

Go and Write! Scotland Retreat

Many of us dream of that amazing trip to Scotland – the freedom to wander castle halls, along ancient paths and down cobblestone streets, to ride the coach together and spend long, warm evenings at the local pub with a group of friends, cruise across the ocean to a wee village or stand on the deck as we sail Loch Lomond. That’s how Scotland should be – that, and so much more.
Lunga House castle
Sep 11-22, 2022
$3,279 CAD-$4,339 CAD
No Deadline
Ashbourne, UK Foxes’ Retreat All writers

Foxes’ Retreat Festival of Writing

Foxes’ Retreat will welcome you warmly, and you will leave nurtured, relaxed and re-energised for living your best life. Whether you want to focus on yoga, writing or wellbeing, the welcome will help you relax. You will find a completely open and non-judgemental space in which you will be empowered to let go of life’s negatives, to take control of the judgements about yourself, and to step into your very best self.
Foxes’ Retreat farmhouse
Sep 12-15, 2022
£395-£745
No Deadline
Montana, US Laura Munson All writers

Haven I The Writing Retreat

The Haven Writing Retreat is open to any level of writer. Haven I meets you where you need to be met, whether you want to write and publish a book, or simply seek a deeper level of authentic self-expression.
Walking Lightly Ranch
Sep 14-18, 2022
$3,350
No Deadline
Veneto, Italy Grand Tourist All writers

Grand Tourist Writer’s Retreat

All of the writing here features characters. In fiction we make them up. In nonfiction they are real people, including yourselves. Poetry can include both. You will hear about several interesting historical figures and you may feel inspired to write about them or create characters with similar issues. But how do you write about difficult/sad/mean/unlikeable or otherwise tricky personalities without making them into cardboard figures of melodrama? You’ll explore this and also share some of the writing we’ve generated during the journey.
Country House Hotel
Sep 18-24, 2022
$3500-$4200
No Deadline
Utah, USA Page Lambert Self-Discovery

Words & Clay Women’s River Trip

From outdoor excursions surrounded by the beautiful New England landscape to elaborate dinners in the company of other writers, and daily wrap-ups gathered around a campfire, this retreat will unleash your creativity.
Private Camp
Sep 18-24, 2022
$2,450
No Deadline
Lamu, Kenya The Writing Room All Writers

Lamu Writing Retreat

Come and join a group of writers, creatives and yogis in magical Lamu, a tiny, secret archipelago off the East African coast of Kenya. This is the place to discover your story, to connect, to rest and dream.
Peponi Hotel
Sep 19-25, 2022
$2,000
No Deadline
Iowa, US Okoboji Writers’ Retreat All Writers

The Okoboji Writers’ Retreat II

The Okoboji Writers’ Retreat is about, and for, you. There is a story in everyone, and their team is preparing to help you tell yours.
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory
Sep 19-21, 2022
$695
Sep 1, 2022
Donegal, Ireland Wild Atlantic Writers Creative Writing

Ireland Writing Retreat

This Summer Writing Retreat will be the perfect chance for you to get your creative juices rolling as you tour your way all across Ireland attending daily talks and workshops, all while attending Irish musical concerts, going on island and castle tours, and soaking in the beautiful landscape. If you miss this event, there will be another one coming in the fall, so watch out for that!
Ensuite Rooms
Sep 19-25, 2022
€1,777
No Deadline
Montana, US Laura Munson All writers

Haven I The Writing Retreat

The Haven Writing Retreat is open to any level of writer. Haven I meets you where you need to be met, whether you want to write and publish a book, or simply seek a deeper level of authentic self-expression.
Walking Lightly Ranch
Sep 28-Oct 2, 2022
$3,350
No Deadline
Dublin, Ireland Go and Write Inc. All writers

Go and Write! Ireland Retreat

This 18-day retreat is designed to satisfy both your desire for adventure and your need to find time to write with as much – or as little – guidance or prompting as you want. Some of their travellers aren’t writers at all, though they often travel with writers. The vast majority, though, are writers of various genres, including novelists and playwrights, screenwriters, memoirists, and poets, and are at various stages of their writing life.
Clontarf Castle Hotel
Sep 29-Oct 17, 2022
$4,795 CAD-$6,595 CAD
No Deadline
Alcester, UK Alison May All Writers

Automn Novel Retreat

Starting a new book, Editing a finished one or stuck somewhere in the middle? lift your writing mojo with a weekend dedicatied to writing, under the guidence of two highly regarded tutors, both multi published award-winning authors.
Kings court hotel
Sep 30-Oct 3, 2022
£390
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy A Writer Within Women Writers

A Writer Within Retreat in Tuscany

This retreat offers you a week-long journey into the craft of writing in the tranquil and inspiring setting of Tuscany. Whether you are interested in memoir, fiction or non-fiction writing, you will tap into your creative flow as you consider the plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more. In this safe and nurturing environment, you will find there is nothing between your words and the page except unlimited inspiration. This retreat welcomes women writers of all ages, genres, and levels of experience.
Villa Castellare de Sernigi
Oct 1-7, 2022
$3,000–$3,700
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy A Writer Within Women Writers

A Writer Within Retreat in Tuscany

This retreat offers you a week-long journey into the craft of writing in the tranquil and inspiring setting of Tuscany. Whether you are interested in memoir, fiction or non-fiction writing, you will tap into your creative flow as you consider the plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more. In this safe and nurturing environment, you will find there is nothing between your words and the page except unlimited inspiration. This retreat welcomes women writers of all ages, genres, and levels of experience.
Villa Castellare de Sernigi
Oct 1-7, 2022
$3,000–$3,700
No Deadline
Champtocé-sur-Loire, France Writeaways All writers

Writeaway in France

This writing retreat includes writing consultations and daily writing workshops, all meals, wine, and after-dinner drinks, plus a visit to a farmers’ market and a tasting at a local winery.
Chateau du Pin
Oct 5-12, 2022
$2,100-$2,450
Aug 1, 2022
Massachusetts, USA Page Lambert Self-Discovery

Fall Retreat in the Beautiful Berkshires

From outdoor excursions surrounded by the beautiful New England landscape to elaborate dinners in the company of other writers, and daily wrap-ups gathered around a campfire, this retreat will unleash your creativity.
The Hart House
Oct 9-13, 2022
$1,795
Aug 1, 2022
Tuscany, Italy A Writer Within Women Writers

A Writer Within Retreat in Tuscany

This retreat offers you a week-long journey into the craft of writing in the tranquil and inspiring setting of Tuscany. Whether you are interested in memoir, fiction or non-fiction writing, you will tap into your creative flow as you consider the plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more. In this safe and nurturing environment, you will find there is nothing between your words and the page except unlimited inspiration. This retreat welcomes women writers of all ages, genres, and levels of experience.
Villa Castellare de Sernigi
Oct 9-15, 2022
$3,000–$3,700
No Deadline
Queensland, Australia Write Your Journey All Writers

Write Your Journey

Experience the transformative power of a retreat, relax deeply to the ancient sounds of Himalayan singing bowls, release physical and emotional blockages with Yin Yoga and gentle flow sequences, re-connect with your true voice and tap into your inner wisdom through writing, and re-energize yourself in the vibrant environment of Hoi An.
Beachfront home
Oct 13-17, 2022
$1275 – $1495
No Deadline
Tuscany, Italy Writeaways All writers

Writeaway in Italy

This writers retreat includes individual writing consultations and daily writing workshops, all meals, wine and after-dinner drinks, plus a cooking class and excursion.
Villas Cini and Casanova
Oct 15-22, 2022
$2,100-$2,450
Apr 27, 2022
North Devon, UK Retreats for You Novel Writing

Developing Your Novel Tutored Retreats

Don’t miss out on this writing week of relaxation and stretching that will have an inspirational effect on your body from a daily yoga session. The really healthy food will also help to keep your mind and body on track with no sugar crashes, unless you decide to have cake in which case have your cake and eat it! No one will be policing you if that’s what you prefer!
Accomodation types
Oct 17-21, 2022
£625 ~£745
No Deadline
Paris, France Wild Atlantic Writers Creative Writing

Ireland Writing Retreat

Adopting ‘Six Senses’ as the theme for this week, including the spectacular sights of the city, uplifting smells from both the city’s famous cuisine and its world renown perfumes and sound as in the soft musicality of the French language, we have decided to rebrand Paris as ‘Sensorial City.’
Ensuite Rooms
oct 17-23, 2022
€1,777
No Deadline
Montana, US Laura Munson All writers

Haven I The Writing Retreat

The Haven Writing Retreat is open to any level of writer. Haven I meets you where you need to be met, whether you want to write and publish a book, or simply seek a deeper level of authentic self-expression.
Walking Lightly Ranch
Oct 26-30 , 2022
$3,350
No Deadline
Granada, Spain Casa Ana Creative Writing

Casa Ana Creative Writing Retreat

Spend one week or two focusing uninterruptedly on your writing, with input from a resident mentor. Ideal if you are starting a new project, looking for professional guidance on your existing work, or editing your works in progress.
Private Room
Nov 12-25, 2022
€1595-€1995
No Deadline
Ashbourne, UK Foxes’ Retreat All writers

Foxes’ Retreat Festival of Writing

Foxes’ Retreat will welcome you warmly, and you will leave nurtured, relaxed and re-energised for living your best life. Whether you want to focus on yoga, writing or wellbeing, the welcome will help you relax. You will find a completely open and non-judgemental space in which you will be empowered to let go of life’s negatives, to take control of the judgements about yourself, and to step into your very best self.
Foxes’ Retreat farmhouse
Nov 13-18, 2022
£395-£745
No Deadline
Temenos, McGregor, Cape Town, Africa The Writing Room All Writers

Writer’s Retreat in Cape Town

This retreat is for anyone with a book in their heart. You may be a new writer, or an experienced writer who simply needs time away to immerse in your book. It will guide you through the process of writing a book from start to finish. You need nothing but your ideas in order to attend.
Victorskloof Lodge
Nov 23-27, 2022
R12,000
No Deadline
Taos, New Mexico, US Jennifer Louden Women Writers

The Taos Deep Dive & Revision Writer’s Retreat

Instead of generating a ton of new work through prompts and short writing seminars, you’ll be writing into, extending, and deepening an existing writing project. Each day will begin with (optional) dance, then breakfast, then meditation to quiet the inner critic and fears of being good enough. You’ll briefly focus and start on your writing as a group. Then head off to write in silence.
The Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Oct 23-29, 2022
$2,690-$3,090
No Deadline
Ontario, Canada Firefly Creative Writing Creative Writing

BIPOC Stay At Home Writing Retreat

The goal of this retreat is to create space for and with People of Colour to lean into your writing voices. There will be room to wade into the themes that don’t get a lot of attention in predominantly white circles such as white supremacy, microaggressions, immigration, colourism, racism, colonialism, intersectionality, and the complexity and contours of identities as they’re defined. But you can also decide not to dive into these topics and just enjoy writing for the sake of it. A lot of time will be spent just having fun with words.
Virtual
Nov, 2022
$525
No Deadline
Ashbourne, UK Foxes’ Retreat All writers

Foxes’ Retreat Festival of Writing

Foxes’ Retreat will welcome you warmly, and you will leave nurtured, relaxed and re-energised for living your best life. Whether you want to focus on yoga, writing or wellbeing, the welcome will help you relax. You will find a completely open and non-judgemental space in which you will be empowered to let go of life’s negatives, to take control of the judgements about yourself, and to step into your very best self.
Foxes’ Retreat farmhouse
Dec 4-9, 2022
£395
No Deadline
Evia, Greece Writers’ Retreats, Greece All writers

La Bodeguita Writing Retreat

Writers’ Retreats Greece is a retreat created for the sole purpose of accommodating ingenious people and travel nomads who are looking for an artistic environment to work on a writing project (or any other art project). Combining their renowned Greek hospitality with fresh home-made food tailored to your needs and cravings, they aim to offer an exceptional setting with a totally personalized service. The locations of their independent residencies guarantee a tranquil, remote, untouched and idyllic environment where the writers have the chance to get inspiration, focus on their project without any distraction, and eventually feel at home.
La Bodeguita
All year round
€600–€1,600
No Deadline
Agios Ioannis, Greece Writers’ Retreats, Greece All writers

La Casa Grande Writing Retreat

Writers’ Retreats Greece is a retreat created for the sole purpose of accommodating ingenious people and travel nomads who are looking for an artistic environment to work on a writing project (or any other art project). Combining their renowned Greek hospitality with fresh home-made food tailored to your needs and cravings, they aim to offer an exceptional setting with a totally personalized service. The locations of their independent residencies guarantee a tranquil, remote, untouched and idyllic environment where the writers have the chance to get inspiration, focus on their project without any distraction, and eventually feel at home.
La Casa Grande
All year round
€600–€1,600
No Deadline
Cavan, Ireland The Moth Magazine Artists and Writers

The Moth Retreat for Artists and Writers

If you’re on the lookout for a soothing and secluded place to write and get creative, The Moth Retreat for Artists and Writers is the place for you. In the beautiful Cavan area, you’ll get a chance to work on your writing all while escaping the hectic city lives.
Private Quarters
All year round
€400-€500
No Deadline
Santa Cruz, California, USA Wellstone Center in the Redwoods All writers

Wellstone Center in the Redwoods’ Writing Residencies and Fellowships

Spend one or two weeks immersed in a health-oriented exclusive writers community. You’ll find a peaceful rustic setting, open-mic nights, yoga, support, and no obligatory sessions. Choose from One-Week Residencies, Creative Couples Residencies, Emerging Writer Residencies, California Fiction Residencies, and the Fellowships.
Exclusive Writers Community
All year round
Fees Vary
No Deadline
Uttarakhand, India The Himalayan Writers Retreat All writers

Create Your Own Retreat

Pursue your creative project away from distractions in a quiet place. This retreat focuses on helping their guests find inspiration for their creative pursuits. It welcomes writers, poets, artists and their ilk – just about anyone seeking silence and inspiration. The loudest noise maybe the rooster in the morning, but the organic, farm-fresh eggs for breakfast make it worthwhile.
A Homely Experience
All year round
INR 6500–INR 8000
No Deadline
Tbilisi, Georgia Words and Wanderlust Novel Writing

Words and Wanderlust Retreat

There’s no better place to write, recharge creativity and jumpstart one’s novel, short story or memoir than in an energetic, creative, and up-and-coming city such as Tbilisi, Georgia. From writing classes to mentoring, analytical feedback, writing workshops and excursions around the town, you’ll get more than your money’s worth and let your creativity soar.
Communal Hotel
All year round
$1,695
No Deadline
Labastide-Esparbairenque, France La Muse All writers

La Muse Artists and Writers Retreat

La Muse artists and writers retreat in France offers you time and space to experience inspiration, transformation, and well-being creating the work you love in the company of other writers, artists, and creatives. The artist residence has been hosting retreats for individuals, as well as writing retreats, art retreats, yoga retreats, and creative healing retreats for groups for over 17 years.
Accomodation types
All year round
€41-€57
No Deadline
Virtual Helen Sword All writers

Stay-Home Writing Retreat

Turn lemons into lemonade! For writers who can’t make it to an onsite writing retreat, this free online retreat provides you with twice-daily inspiration for staging a productive, nurturing 5-day writing retreat at home. Sign up to receive resources and tips for maintaining your writing momentum long beyond the retreat.
Virtual
All year round
Free
No Deadline
Shropshire, UK Arvon Creative Writing

The Clockhouse Retreats

Everything in The Clockhouse has been planned to help you focus on your writing, away from day-to-day distractions. Walk in the beautiful landscape, share your triumphs and challenges with fellow writers over dinner together, or just sit at your desk and write. Whether you’re starting something new, or pushing on to finish something, make time to free your imagination with a writing retreat.
Clockhouse Appartments
All year round
Fees vary
No Deadline
New jersey, US Murphy Writing of Stockton University All writers

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

A one day retreat at the iconic Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Yearly
$275-$375
No Deadline
Atlantic City, US Murphy Writing of Stockton University All writers

Mini Writing Getaway

Join online of in atlantic city
TBA
Each fall
$275-$375
No Deadline

Writing in the Pines

A one day spring retreat for poets + writers
TBA
Each spring
$275-$375
No Deadline

Have you settled on a writing retreat yet? Don’t hold back, whether you’re a beginner or a master of writing, there’s a place for every logophile!

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