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Lakefly Literary Conference
Two-day workshop for beginning and established writers of all genres. Learn new techniques for plotting your story, discover how to find...
A River of One's Own - 17th Annual River Writing Journey for Women
6-day professional river trip featuring Page's special guest, actor/playwright Ellen McLaughlin. No writing or rafting experience necessary. "One of the top...
UT, UT, UT
Peru, Weaving Words & Women
A Cultural Immersion Into Peru: The Ancient, Sacred, Everyday World of Women. Discover the Sacred Valley, Patacancha, Cusco, and Machu Picchu.Watch...
Peru, Peru, Peru, Peru
SoCal Writing Retreats
Focused, intensive workshops and retreats that help writers connect with their readers. Topics include revision, publication plans, pitches, & writing practice....
Writing with Purpose Writer's Conference
Do you have a book (or two) that you want to write but aren't sure how to get started? No matter...
Cary Tennis' Northern California Writing Retreat on Tomales Bay
Join Cary Tennis for Amherst Writers and Artists-style writing workshops at his annual retreat on Tomales Bay, just 90min north of...
Exploring the Voice of Your Soul through Writing - A Summer Retreat in the French Alps
Journey into a secret garden to write, dream, create, and explore your inner life in the magical space of a converted...
Writing Through Your Divorce
A 12-week online workshop for women at all stages of divorce (divorced, divorcing, contemplating divorce, or remarried) who write to process...
Playa Residency Program
Playa’s residencies are open to visual artists, writers, performance artists, scientists, naturalists, and individuals engaged in interdisciplinary work or forms of...
Writing from Within
Join indie authors Cheryl Potter and Shannon Okey for a fun and intensive three day retreat focusing on turning your passion...
Colonies, Residencies, & Retreats: Inspiring settings to nurture your creativity.
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