Writers Retreats Not to Miss

If you haven’t been to a writers retreat before, this is the year to go. With bountiful numbers of writing retreats the world over, you’re thoroughly spoilt for choice! Take time to glean advice and take inspiration from those in the know, wherever you go.

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No matter how far you are in the writing process, there’s a retreat for you. Need inspiration? Have the ideas, but need isolation to write? Started writing, but need a push? Nearly finished your manuscript, but need intensive editing advice from an expert? Each retreat supports and boosts you along the path of creative production.

We’ve also added for you a few writing residencies. What are writers’ residencies you ask? They’re simply a way for you to cocoon with your work, experts, and fellow writers or artists so that at the end of your stay, you and your work can emerge as butterflies. Getting into a residency can be competitive. You will need to apply, provide a sample of your work, and most likely pay an application fee as well for processing. If you are fortunate enough to get accepted, you might find yourself the recipient of a nice stipend, too. Though not all residencies provide financial aid, most residencies are free. Because residencies can be a turning point for many authors, we included a couple to tantalize you.

Scroll down to find the spring and summer writers retreats for you.

Where’s Your Favorite Writers Retreats? If your favorite writers’ retreats aren’t on this list, tell us about them in this form and we’ll gladly add it.

Also checkout our list of  Writers Conferences 2019. Filter through the 200 conferences by genre and level of experience.

 

April 2019

 

Pen Paper Paradise Salta Retreat

Salta, Argentina
salta writers retreats
Creative Revolution Retreats Spring 2019 (Choose your dates.)
Private apartment Starting $2200 (scholarships available)
First Book, any genre. No Deadline
This refreshing retreat is for writers who are struggling to finish their first book. You just need to be ready to take risks, try new things, and be down for a little relaxation and fun too!

Iceland Writers Retreat 2019

Reykjavik, Iceland
iceland retreat
Iceland Writers April 3 – 7, 2019
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura ISK 199,000 – 283,500
Books – Fiction/Nonfiction No Deadline
Sixteen internationally acclaimed authors host small-group workshops, panel discussions, and numerous readings. Literary explorations, a luxurious spa, and even an optional extension to stay a little longer to relax and write, all await you.

The Belize Writers’ Conference

Hopkins, Belize
belize retreat
Joey Garcia April 6 – 11, 2019
Jaguar Reef Resort $2,020
Publishing No Deadline
Meet agents as friends at the Belize Writers’ Conference and. Agents will critique 1800 words of your manuscript and teach craft sessions tailored to your needs. Consultants will show you how to become an authorpreneur. BWC is limited to 25 writers so genuine friendships form while you hang out together for five days at a beachfront resort in Belize and learn about self-publishing, traditional publishing, small press publishing, and book publicity.

Greek Island Writing Retreat

Paros, Greece
paros greece writers retreat
Write Away Europe April 14 – 20, 2019
Private hotel room $1,350 – $1,650
Creative Writing No Deadline
The Write Away Staff, the Writing Round Table Workshops and the serenity and beauty of the Greek Islands make Paros a picture-perfect place to unleash your creative potential. The Writing Retreat’s daily writing workshops will take place in comfortable seaside surroundings. Enjoy lit-up seaside social sessions, a time for bonding and engaging discussions of craft and creativity.

Writing Retreat & Yoga Week

North Devon, UK
north devon retreat
Retreats for You April 15 – 19, 2019
Private Bedrooms £104 per night
Wellness No Deadline
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!

The Rocaberti Writers Retreat

Dordogne, France
rocaberti retreat
The Rocaberti Writers April 19 – 24, 2019
Marouatte Castle €4,595
Film Script and Screenplays No Deadline
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?

Portofino, Italy

Portofino, Italy
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 The Rohm Literary Agency April 22 – 26, 2019
Not included $1,995
Idea to Draft, Publishing No Deadline
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.

 

 

May 2019

 

Luova Retreats

Vaison La Romaine, France
luovo retreat
Luova May 7 – 14, 2019 and May 16 – 23, 2019
Luova Villa $1,950–$4,250 per week
Artists and Writers No Deadline
Luova is a Finnish word that means to create. But life is busy—how do we find time for creative expression? Spend a week in a villa in Provence in the south of France and let your creative side come out and play. Take inspiration from the peaceful surroundings, be supported by a highly-experienced resident writer and artist, and discover the confidence you need to embrace your creativity. They’ll make it easy for you to write, paint, think, relax, read—whatever you need to do to fuel the artistic magic that lives in all of us.  The same one-week retreat will be held twice in May, pick the week that fits in your schedule.

A Writer Within Retreat in Tuscany

Tuscany, Italy
tuscany writers retreat
A Writer Within May 10 – 17, 2019 and May 18 – 25, 2019
Villa Castellare de Sernigi $2700 – $3500
Women Writers No Deadline
A Writer Within 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, you will tap into your creative flow as we consider 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.

Prague Writing Retreat

Prague, Czech Republic
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Write Away Europe May 12 – 18, 2019
Private accommodation $2,050 – $2,500
Creative Writing No Deadline
Write Away Europe invites you to a week of inspiring creative writing workshops in Prague, the Golden City. If you’re an aspiring writer or have a work in progress, this could be the retreat for you.

Holy Ground Writing Retreat on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail

Kentucky, USA
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Carolyn Flynn May 15 – 19, 2019
Maple Hill Manor $2,095 – $2,395
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction April 15, 2019
Let the transcendent beauty of horse farm country in Kentucky be your inspiration for this generative and restorative retreat. Whether you’re writing essays, short stories, or a book, individual consultations and group discussions will help refine your work-in-progress, and you’ll emerge with clarity and vision.

Come to Your Senses Writing Retreat with Author Karen Karbo

Collioure, France
Writers retreats
Karen Karbo May 26 – June 1, 2019
Villa $3,250
Personal Expression April 26, 2019
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 our 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 our grip on yourself and your work.

Paris Writers Retreat

Paris, Francerohms paris writers retreat The Rohm Literary AgencyMay 27 – 31, 2019Not included$1,995Idea to Draft, PublishingNo DeadlineWorking 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.

Ireland Writing Retreat on the Wild Atlantic Way

Galway, Ireland
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Carolyn Flynn May 28 – June 1, 2019
Delphi Resort $2,395 – $2,695
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction April 1, 2019
Let the soul-stirring beauty of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way be your inspiration for this generative and restorative retreat. Whether you’re writing essays, short stories, or a book, individual consultations and group discussions will help refine your work-in-progress, and you’ll emerge with clarity and vision.

Literature & Landscape of the Horse Retreat

Laramie, Wyoming, USA
horses writers retreat
Page Lambert May 28 – June 2, 2019
Vee Bar Guest Ranch $1,829
Horses No Deadline
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.

 

 

June 2019

 

Memories into Memoir Writing Retreat

Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Ireland
memoir writing retreat
The Creative Writer’s Workshop June 2 – 7, 2019
Bedroom Suite €1,275
Memoir No Deadline
The 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. The fiction retreat immediately follows for those who want to attend both. If you miss out on this event, be sure to check their Fall retreat in September.

Writing Retreat in France

Paris, France
creative writing retreat
Wellness Retreats for Women June 2 – 8, 2019
Five-star villa $2,495 –  $3,250
Women Writers No Deadline
This retreat gifts you the dedicated time, space, and guidance that your writing deserves! Jess and Ali have four decades of writing and life coaching experience between them, which means they’re uniquely qualified to make you comfortable and guide your writing to the next level, whether you are a beginning writer or have several projects under your belt. Mornings are spent in writing workshops while afternoons are given over to exploration and play, with optional one-on-one writing guidance always an option.

An Adriatic Transformation

Duće, Croatia
writers retreat croatia
Writing on Water June 8 – 15, 2019
Luxury Villa $2,675
Getaway No Deadline
This incredible writers’ retreat in Croatia is one you wouldn’t want to miss. With 7-night accommodations at a luxury villa minutes away from the Adriatic beaches, delicious, healthy locally sourced meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner, creative writing and movement workshops, and guided cultural and historical tours: Waterfalls, hiking trails, and the lush ecosystem of Krka National Park, nearby islands, historic castles and landmarks, you’ll surely have a grand time.

Greece Writers Retreat

Athens, Greece
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Women Reading Aloud June 9 – 18, 2019
Ninna Pension $2,200 – $2,295
Women Writers April 30, 2019
Bond with other women writers as you read, write, and listen together. Open to writers in all genres, workshops follow the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, emphasizing the exploration of the authentic “voice.” This retreat offers a perfect balance of community and solitude in the family-owned Ninna Pension.

Paris: A Literary Vacation

Paris, France
women writers retreat paris
Wellness Retreats for Women June 10 – 14, 2019
Not included $1,895
Women Writers No Deadline
This isn’t a retreat, but we couldn’t help but inlude this five-day long workshop dedicated to immersing yourself in incredible literature and culture of Paris. You’ll be able to celebrate amazing women authors, and discover new books to read.

Tuscany Writing Retreat

Tuscany, Italy

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Write Away Europe June 15 – 22, 2019
A Tuscan Farmhouse $1,950 – $2,500
Creative Writing No Deadline
Olive groves, vineyards, wild flowers and herbs will flood your senses and summon your creative spirit. Lit up social sessions will take place in the garden overlooking the stunning countryside. Writers will also partake in a Tuscan Cooking Class at the farmhouse.

L.R Johnson Writers’ Retreat in Ireland

Galway, Ireland
manor writers retreat
L.R Johnson June 16 – 22, 2019
Lisdonagh Manor $2,999 – $5,199
Must be over eighteen to apply No Deadline
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.

Georgia Writing & Running Retreat

Georgia, USA
running and writing retreat
Writers Who Run June 17 – 22, 2019
The Dillard House $2,899
Women Writers May 5, 2019
The goal of the Writers Who Run Retreat is to bring together like-minded individuals with two passions: writing and running. Days are packed with a morning run, writing workshops, one-to-one sessions, and personal writing time. Retreat culminates with the night-before-party and the Writers Who Run 10k and 5k Race for Literacy.

Greece Writing Retreat

Lesvos Island, Greece
greece writing retreat
The Writing Room June 18 – 26, 2019
Skala Eressos €2,100 – €2,400
Memoir and Nonfiction No Deadline
An 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.

Venice Women’s Writing Retreat

Venice, Italy
venice writing retreat
Pink Pangea June 19 – 23, 2019
Don Orione Artigianelli Cultural Center $1,040 – $1,385
Women Writers No Deadline
During Pink Pangea’s Writing Retreat in Venice you will participate in Pink Pangea’s interactive writing workshops, experience Venice’s age-old beauty, immerse yourselves in Italian culture, learn The Who, What & How of Pitching, connect with women writers from all over the world, and feel emotionally refreshed and physically rejuvenated.

Work-in-Progress: Memoir

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
memoir writing retreat
The Creative Writer’s Workshop June 22 – 29, 2019
Private accommodation €1,650
Memoir No Deadline
Immerse yourself in your life story. Gain answers to unresolved questions. Complete your memoir. A week of musing to feed your soul and your writing.

France Writing Retreat

Dordogne, France
france writing retreat
Write Away Europe June 23 – 30, 2019
A French manor $1,950 – $2,450
Creative Writing No Deadline
Daily writing workshops, and Lit-up social hours in lush gardens will inspire you. Excursions to nearby Bergerac, walking and biking through the verdant countryside, visits to local open air markets will surge new energy into your writing.

Summer Writing Retreat

Gweedore, Ireland
summer writers retreat
Wild Atlantic Writers June 24 – 30, 2019
TBA €990
Creative Writing No Deadline
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!

Greece Writers Residency

Lesvos Island, Greece
greece writing retreat
The Writing Room June 26 – July 6, 2019
Skala Eressos €2,400
Books – Fiction/Nonfiction No Deadline
Hang out on a Greek island filled with the muse of writers. Spend time inspired by ancient tales with a group of writers. Feel the hot winds of summer and the soul of poetry. This is the place to find your story, write your book and find a magical place of quiet to write.

Journey Into Sacred Expression Women’s Retreat

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
women's wellness retreat
The Storyteller Within June 28 – July 6, 2019
Villa Sumaya $1,995 – $2,495
Women Writers No Deadline
Set out on a transformative creative and spiritual journey through daily meditation, yoga and self-exploratory writing as a channel to reveal insight from within. Participate in healing ceremonies that help to call your spirit and stoke your soul voice. If you’re too late to apply to this one, there will be two more starting the end of July, and the end of November.

 

 

July 2019

 

Wellspring House Fellowship

Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA
wellspring residency
Wellspring House Retreat Beginning July 1, 2019
The Wellspring House Paid Residency: $2,000/month
Emerging writers April 15, 2019
The Fellowship will provide housing and a monthly stipend of $2,000 to an emerging writer, for a term of six months to a year. Fellows will have their own bedroom and workspace at Wellspring House, a gorgeous retreat for writers and artists nestled on the edge of the Berkshires, in the village of Ashfield, MA.

Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Writing Retreat

Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Ireland
ireland writers retreat
The Creative Writer’s Workshop July 14 – 21, 2019
Bedroom Suite €1,650
Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction No Deadline
Inspire your writing spirit, invigorate your senses and create the story that’s in your heart. A writing adventure to deepen your connection to your story in the stunning landscape of Ireland’s western shores. If you miss this summer retreat, don’t worry, the fall retreat is right around the corner.

Czech Republic Writers Retreat

Prague, Czech Republic
prague writers retreats
Women Reading Aloud July 18 – 27, 2019
Svata Katerina Resort $3,250
Women writers May 15, 2019
Bond with other women writers as you read, write, and listen together. Open to writers in all genres, workshops follow the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, emphasizing the exploration of the authentic “voice.” For six nights, basque in the luxuries of a leading wellness center, offering spa treatments and activities on lush grounds.

French Alps Writing Retreat

Lake Annecy, France
alps writing retreat
Debra Moffitt July 20 – 27, 2019
St. Jorioz Retreat Center $1,699
Women Writers No Deadline
The retreat is for anyone seeking to make the next big creative leap and explore what it takes to write a book. Maybe you’ve been thinking about a blog project that will lead to a book, a manual for your clients, a fictional story, or maybe you already have a book in mind — or you’ve started one and stalled — This retreat will help you to define and refine your aims and gain a broader insight into what makes your creative heart sing — and how your story or vision may be of service to others. That service may be helping others to change, or entertaining with a good story.

Dublin Writers Retreat

Dublin, Ireland
Rohms writers retreat
 The Rohm Literary Agency July 22 – 26, 2019
United Arts Club €1,450
Idea to Draft, Publishing No Deadline
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 Dublin’s cultural life.

Work-in-Progress – Fiction

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
ireland writers retreat
The Creative Writer’s Workshop July 22 – 29, 2019
Private accommodation €1,650
Fiction No Deadline
Dedicate time to your story. Focus on your writing. Tap into your creative self. Bring your novel to publishing standard. A week out of the ordinary to engage with you, the writer.

Journey Into Sacred Expression Women’s Retreat

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
sacred expression writers retreat
The Storyteller Within July 25 – August 3, 2019
The Yoga Forest $1,495 – $1,895
Women Writers April 25, 2019
Set out on a transformative creative and spiritual journey through daily meditation, yoga and self-exploratory writing as a channel to reveal insight from within. Participate in healing ceremonies that help to call your spirit and stoke your soul’s voice. If you miss out on this event, there will be one more in November you shouldn’t miss.

Summer Writers Retreat 2019

Banff, Canada
summer writers residency
Banff Centre July 29 – August 10, 2019
Banff Centre campus $2,218 CAD
Writing Getaway April 24, 2019
The Summer Writers Retreat is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room, which doubles as your private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers. You will have the opportunity to attend inspiring talks and performances and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.

The Rocaberti Writers Retreat

Dordogne, France
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The Rocaberti Writers July 5 – 10, 2019
Marouatte Castle €4,595
Film Script and Screenplays No Deadline
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?

 

 

August 2019

 

Get Away to Write

Dundee, Scotland
scotland writers retreat
Murphy Writing August 1–9, 2019
University of Dundee campus $2,195
Mixed Genre May 15, 2019
This retreat will offer challenging and supportive workshops, readings by local writers and time to soak up the atmosphere. Whether you plan to begin new material or continue an ongoing project, you will return home from this unique adventure energized, with a substantial body of fresh writing and ideas on how to develop it.

Write (and Publish) That Book in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, California, USA
lake tahoe retreat
Wellness Retreats for Women August 4 – 10, 2019
Lakeside Villa $ 1,950 – $2,795
Women Writers No Deadline
This retreat is for women who want to work with a master instructor who values laughter, creativity, and community, women who want to begin or advance a written project, explore the world with a fun-loving community of creatives, bond with interesting, joyful women, honor, celebrate, and strengthen their intuition, ground and nourish themselves, enjoy fresh and delicious local cuisine, dedicate time for creativity but also for play, and women who want to learn how to publish their projects.

Writing at Stump Sprouts

Hawley, Massachusetts, USA
stump retreat
Writing Full Tilt  August 11 – 14, 2019
Stump Sprouts Guest Lodge $700
Writing Getaway June 30, 2019
Beginning writers will find the encouragement and safety they need to let authentic voices emerge. For writers who understand their artistic process, this is an opportunity to achieve a different tone or experiment with a new aspect of craft.

Denmark Writers Retreat

Fredensborg, Denmark
Denmark Writers Retreat
Hamlet’s Hideaway August 11 – 17, 2019
Fredensborg Grand Inn $2,700
Fiction June 1, 2019
Treat yourself to a luxurious week-long writing retreat in the Danish countryside, mentored by accomplished 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.

Autobiography and Fiction with Electric Literature

Banff, Canada
writers retreat
Banff Centre August 12 – 24, 2019
Banff Centre campus $2,218 CAD
Autobiography and Fiction  March 27, 2019
This residency is for writers working in autobiography, fiction, and auto-fiction. With the support of guest faculty, participants will explore the distinctions and intersecting themes between genres, such as when to be beholden to the truth and when to break free from it, writing fiction vs. memoir (and how to decide which is which), and teasing satisfying narrative threads from real life. Through these themes and questions, guest faculty will help writers develop their own unique voice and approach to writing autobiography, memoir, and fiction.

Writing and Hiking Retreat in the Swiss Alps

Murren, Switzerland
alps walks and writers retreat
Pink Pangea August 23 – 29, 2019
Sportschalet $1,390 – $1,750
Women Writers No Deadline
On Pink Pangea’s Writing and Hiking Retreat in the Swiss Alps you’ll get to participate in transformative writing workshops, enjoy interactive writing activities to get your creative juices flowing, experience a new kind of freedom and power — and fully express yourselves, take daily hikes throughout Murren, including a trip to Interlaken and a boat trip on Lake Brienz, tour the waterfalls in Geissbach and the Schilthorn summit, visit Gimmelwald, Lauterbrunnan, and Brienz, and feel emotionally refreshed and physically rejuvenated.

Retreat to the River

Westwater Canyon, Utah, USA
river retreat
Page Lambert August 24 – 30, 2019
Tents $1,599
Women Writers No Deadline
During this six-day Retreat to the River, participants will explore writing and sculpting as complementary forms of creative expression.

 

 

September 2019

 

Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Writing Retreat

Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Ireland
ireland writers retreat
The Creative Writer’s Workshop September 1 – 8, 2019
Bedroom Suite €1,565
Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction No Deadline
Inspire your writing spirit, invigorate your senses and create the story that’s in your heart. A writing adventure to deepen your connection to story in the stunning landscape of Ireland’s western shores.

Black Sea Writing Retreat

2 Mai, Romania
black sea writers
Wild Atlantic Writers September 2 – 8, 2019
TBA €990
Travel writing No Deadline
The Black Sea Writing Retreat is a wonderful retreat for people who enjoy exotic locations with loads of history and beautiful surrounds to get their writing done.

Santa Fe and Taos Autumn Sojourn

New Mexico, USA
Santa-Fe-and-Taos-Autumn-Sojourn
Page Lambert September 6 – 12, 2019
Various hotels $1,950
Cultural Immersion July 15, 2019
This historical and art infused trip in Santa Fe will give you a great opportunity to soak in the culture as well as inspire you to write.

Memories into Memoir Writing Retreat

Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Ireland
memoir writing retreat
The Creative Writer’s Workshop September 6 – 12, 2019
Bedroom Suite €1,445
Memoir No Deadline
The 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. The fiction retreat immediately follows for those who want to attend both.

Write Your Journey

Hoi An, Vietnam
journey retreat
Write Your Journey September 8 – 15, 2019
A river-fronted boutique resort $1,450
Yoga and Meditation No Deadline
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.

Sicily Writers Retreats

Sicily, Italy
Sicily Writers Retreats
Story Rebels September 13 – 17, 2019
Monaci delle Terre Nere €2,999 – €5,599
Wellness No Deadline
This gathering is designed for writers, book lovers, and foodies in search of communal solitude. For those captivated by narrative, place, and the prospect of stealing away to read, write, or eat! Retreat to stillness, reflection, and salacious food. Allow the sensuality of Sicily to inspire. The Sicily Writers Retreats welcomes you to join us for a delicious getaway with mountain and Mediterranean views.

Awaken Your Creative Soul Retreat

Tennessee, USA
writing creative soul
The Storyteller Within September 20 – 22, 2019
Seven Springs $575 – $675
Women Writers No Deadline
During this weekend retreat, you’ll loosen resistance, expand awareness and experience the lightness of spontaneous soul play. You’ll practice meditation and yoga, express through writing and visual art, and move and dance! No experience is required and all levels are welcome. Together you’ll re-ignite and embolden the creative spirit that lives within each of you – giving you renewed clarity, connection, and vitality to bring back into your daily lives.

Autumn Writing Retreat

Gweedore, Ireland
Autumn Writing Retreat
Wild Atlantic Writers September 23 – 29, 2019
TBA €990
Creative Writing No Deadline
This Autumn 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.

Writers Retreat

Le Marche, Italy
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The Memoir Coach September 24 – October 1, 2019
Hotel Leone $2,800 – $4,500
Memoir No Deadline
Work on your memoir with the help of Writing Coach Tammy L. Coia, in the magical setback of Le Marche, Italy.

Myths of Feminine Mystery Retreat

Tennessee, USA
Myths of Feminine Mystery Retreat
The Storyteller Within September 26 – October 1, 2019
Seven Springs $1,250 – $1,600
Women Writers No Deadline
In this women’s retreat, you’ll gather with a powerful circle of women in rawness, vulnerability and expression, reconnect with your body and intuition through meditation, yoga and movement, experience the sacred rite of sharing stories between women around flames, explore core tensions and themes that carry through our relationships with ourselves, others and our lives, discover your truths moment to moment by connecting to your own voice, rekindle urges within yourself that are aching to be heard and witnessed, reclaim the power in the multitudes and regeneration that is inherent in feminine nature, and remember your vastness and the magic that unfolds when women circle together.

 

Sneak Peak at Fall/ Winter 2019-20 Writers Retreats

 

Write n’ Walk Spain Retreat

Asturias, Spain
walk and write retreat
The Writing Room October 6 – 13, 2019
Hotel accomodations €2,100 – €2,750
Books – Fiction/Nonfiction No Deadline
Escape to a mountain haven for a holiday to walk, write and retreat. Join writing coach Sarah Bullen and international author Kate Emmerson on an inspirational and empowering writing adventure with daily walks and connection. (There is a lot more info about us both lower on the page.) Beautiful settings make writing all the easier, and this one is breathtaking – surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges, and crystal clear rivers. There is nowhere better to breathe in the pure mountain air and find your writing voice.

Emerging Writers Intensive

Banff, Canada
Emerging Writers Intensive
Banff Centre October 7 – 14, 2019
Banff Centre campus $1,400 CAD
New creative writers July 31, 2019
The Emerging Writers Intensive retreat offers a wide range of writers the opportunity to work on a portion of a manuscript in a workshop setting with editorial faculty. The program will help writers build their critical vocabulary, making them better critics of their own and others’ work. Participants will also learn more about the craft of writing, and about the conventions and possibilities for innovation, in their chosen genre. Evening readings give writers a chance to practice presenting their work to a warm, encouraging audience.

Writing Retreat in Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes, Greece
greece writers retreat
Pink Pangea October 13 – 19, 2019
Elysium Rhodes Resort & Spa $1,690
Women Writers No Deadline
During Pink Pangea’s Writer’s Retreat in Rhodes you’ll take part in guided exercises to elicit each writer’s unique voice, participate in interactive writing activities to get our creative juices flowing, indulge in writing assignments to put the new tools into practice and receive ample opportunities to share your writing and receive feedback.

Paris Writing Retreat

Paris, France
rohms paris writers retreat
Wild Atlantic Writers October 14 – 20, 2019
TBA €990
Creative Writing No Deadline
Follow – literally – in the footsteps of such legends as James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sylvia Beach, Gertrude Stein, George Orwell, Oscar Wilde, even Dan Brown across the boulevards of Paris while learning the art of creative writing through practical workshops and author meetings.

Lake Annecy Weekend Writing Retreat

Lake Annecy, France
alps writing retreat
Debra Moffitt October 18 – 20, 2019
Single Room $495 – $555
Women Writers No Deadline
The Women’s Weekend Writing Retreat invites you to take time out to reflect, focus on your creative energy, and explore your writing as a way to express yourself. The retreat offers you tools and some powerful experiences to boost your self-confidence, and urge you to trust your inner vision of sharing your ideas as a way to create positive and inspiring change. There is a strong focus on working with intuition and your inner guidance to inspire your creative life.

Mountain and Wilderness Writing

Banff, Canada
mountain retreat
Banff Centre October 25 – November 16, 2019
Banff Centre campus $3,850
Nature and Environment July 31, 2019
Mountain and Wilderness Writing (MWW) is a three-week residency for nine writers working in any genre (fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or poetry), on mountain narratives, environmental journalism, stories of wilderness adventure, or projects with an environmental theme. Writers will enjoy dedicated, uninterrupted writing time in a spectacular mountain setting, and the community of a small group of peers from around the world under the guidance of three experienced editors.

The Himalayan Fiction Writers Retreat

Uttarakhand, India
The Himalayan Fiction Writers Retreat. Sep 30-Oct 10
The Himalayan Writers Retreat September 30 – October 10, 2019
The Himalayan Writing Retreat Center $2,500
Fiction writers No Deadline
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 us and Erika Krouse – 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.

 

Cape Town Writing Retreat

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape-Town-Writing-Retreat1
The Writing Room November 10 – 15, 2019
Farmhouse TBA
Books – Fiction/Nonfiction No Deadline
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.

Himalayan Non-fiction & Poetry Retreat

Satkhol, India
Himalayan-Non-fiction-&-Poetry-Retreat
The Himalayan Writers Retreat November 15 – 25, 2019
The Himalayan Writing Retreat Center $2,500
Non Fiction and Poetry writers No Deadline
The bulk of your stay will be at the inspiring Himalayan Writing Retreat, the home of two published authors, and a facility custom built for writers. Peaks that would dwarf Denali sit quietly in the distance as you write. In this serenity, you question all your assumptions about life and about your own writing. India may impart its chaotic vibrancy to your writing. And the Himalayas may infuse an unseen calm. You will be guided by a Fulbright Scholar who lives in the US, but has spent years in India. On your way out, check out Delhi’s amazing history, and board your flight to head on home. For intermediate/advanced writers.

Writing & Touring Retreat in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
Writing-&-Touring-Retreat-in-Barcelona
Pink Pangea November 27– December 1, 2019
Cuatro Naciones $985 – $1,180
Women Writers No Deadline
On Pink Pangea’s Writing & Touring Retreat in Barcelona, you’ll experience Barcelona’s age-old beauty, participate in interactive and guided writing activities, gain new tools to express exactly what we’re trying to say, stroll the lively streets of Las Ramblas and marvel at Gaudi’s Casa Batllo, Park Guell, and Sagrada Familia, explore Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, take in the new tastes and energy of the Boqueria Market
spend your nights indulging in delicious tapas and sangria, feel emotionally and physically refreshed, and experience a new kind of freedom and power — as well as fully express yourselves.

Journey Into Sacred Expression Women’s Retreat – November

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
women's wellness retreat
The Storyteller Within November 29 – December 8, 2019
The Yoga Forest $1,495 – $1,895
Women Writers No Deadline
Set out on a transformative creative and spiritual journey through daily meditation, yoga and self-exploratory writing as a channel to reveal insight from within. Participate in healing ceremonies that help to call your spirit and stoke your soul voice.

 

 

Ongoing

 

The Moth Retreat for Artists and Writers

Cavan, Ireland
the moth
The Moth Magazine All year round
Private Quarters €350 per week
Artists and Writers No Deadline
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.

Wellstone Center in the Redwoods’ Writing Residencies and Fellowships

Santa Cruz, California, USA
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Wellstone Center in the Redwoods All year round
Exclusive Writers Community Fees Vary
Writing Getaway No Deadline
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.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Content Castle
The Content Castle All year round
Exclusive Writers Community $200 per residency
Writing Getaway No Deadline
Spend three months in this intensive writing programme,  featuring workshops, and roundtables designed to help you perfect your craft of writing. The beautiful exclusive house overlooking the expansive sea view will inspire you. You will be writing for real-world clients, under real-world circumstances, for websites, magazines, business communications, and more. The Content Castle provides content for a variety of clients through its parent company Archipelago Communications.

Conclusion

Whether you pick a one-day or two-week retreat, you’ll be glad you devoted time to focus on your writing, meet other authors, and give your WIP the nudge it needs to move forward. With authors, literary agents and publishing executives also in attendance, you’ll find the industry contacts you need to really make your writing career work. You’ll also get to see some pretty awe-inspiring landscapes that might well be the inspiration for your next book! Happy travels and writing!

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  • Megan Mulrine Saukulak

    Awesome list!

    I’m hosting a Writers’ Workshop Retreat in Bali, January 19-28th as well! I’ve been searching most of my life for the perfect place in nature to seclude myself and write, and I found the most AMAZING location, in the foothills of Bali’s holiest mountain, where every private bungalow has a stunning view into the rice-terraced valley. This writers’ retreat is all about overcoming writers’ block–I’m a writer and editor and also a meditation teacher, so we’ll have 10 days of meditations for creativity, free writing time all day every day, and a group workshop every evening. I’m also providing private one-on-one editing sessions, 2 day trips when a change of scenery is needed, 3 meals a day, 2 massages, and tons of other creativity-enhancing activities.

    Dates: January 19-28th, 2019 (10 days!)
    Cost: $2000 (all-inclusive except for airfare & alcohol)
    Location: Bali, Indonesia
    https://www.yogatrotter.com

    • http://www.kotobee.com Kotobee

      Your retreat sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I’m sure lots of writers will love to attend.

  • Claire

    Hello and thank you for this wonderful list!

    I would just like to include Words and Wanderlust —an affordable, six-day creative writing retreat held in Tbilisi, Georgia on June 7-13, 2020.

    Dates: June 7-13, 2020 (6 days)
    Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
    Cost : USD 1,695 (all inclusive of 6-nights’ accommodation, meals, workshops, and tours)
    Website: https://www.wordswanderlust.com

    Our writing retreat offers an affordable, yet high-quality opportunity for writers of all levels to be mentored by award-winning authors on fiction and non-fiction, with daily guided writing workshops, one-on-one sessions with tutors, analytical feedback, as well as nightly craft talks and readings with international and local authors, poets, and artists. Writers also take part in historical, culinary and creative tours around Tbilisi, with excursions to vineyards, idyllic villages, and magnificent views of Georgia’s great Caucasus mountains. We believe 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.

    All participants will be staying at Communal Hotel (www.communalhotels.com) — one of Tbilisi’s most beautiful boutique hotels.

    COST: USD 1,695 per person inclusive of 6 nights’ stay at a private, ensuite room at Communal Hotel, all meals plus aperitifs and snacks, all access to workshops, and tours around Georgia.

    Thank you again!

    • http://www.kotobee.com Kotobee

      Hello!

      Thank you for your interest in our blog and our retreats. Can you please email us at blog@kotobee.com so we can discuss this further?

      Have a nice day!