Writing retreats are a focused getaway for writers to find inspiration, and work on their craft. These retreats offer a supportive environment for writers to step away from distractions and immerse themselves in their work. They typically include workshops, coaching, and critique sessions, and provide an opportunity to meet other writers and build a community. Ultimately, attending a writing retreat can be a transformative experience for writers looking to deepen their craft and find inspiration.
The White Mountain Book Writing Retreat
USA, NH - This writing retreat's sole aim isn't writing. This is a 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 impact your life, your career, and your income. You will leave clear and confident on your way to becoming a published author. (7 days)
Lambay Writing Retreat
UK - Reset, Write and Brainstorm with certified business coach and published author ~ Jonathan Gosling
facilitator and coach ~ Miriam Gosling-Gage
and a special guest writer. All the meals are included (4 days, 3 nights)
The Taos Deep Dive & Revision Writer’s Retreat
USA, NM -This retreat is for any writer of any genre or level of experience who needs a week to write, rest, laugh, connect, and then write some more. It's the perfect place for you if you are ready and willing to discover just how much you can love your writing and love the process of writing (time varies)
Wide Open Writing: The Coast of Maine
Italy - Spain - Mexico - Morocco. This is the perfect place to find creative ways to nurture and grow your writing life. Often, to connect to our creative side and get the juices flowing, we need to get away. Seeking the quiet, the time, the space away from the grind to listen to the writer inside us is not a luxury but a necessity.
Writers in Paris
Writers in Paris students choose to focus on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, and attend daily writing workshops, craft seminars, and literary readings and events. Writing and reading assignments are designed to encourage immersion in the city.
Writers Who Run, Retreat & Race
USA, NC - If you’re a writer and runner looking to do more of what you love, then you should consider joining in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for a unique mind and body writing experience (7 days)
Retreat & Create
West Virginia, USA. They provide the space and inspiration, so you can find focus, clarity and momentum. retreats are all-inclusive, covering accommodation, three meals a day, hikes, yoga and massage (5 days and 4 nights)
Creative Revolution Retreat
Salta, Argentina - A unique retreat in that you choose the dates that work best for you and the amount of time you want to spend writing. You’ll find your writer’s paradise where you escape the northern hemisphere for a week surrounded by the gorgeous foothills of the Andes mountains where you’ll treat yourself like the literary genius you are, learn from intensive workshops, get a whole lotta writing done, and chill at your own private apartment in the bustling city center (7 days)
Journey Into Sacred Expression Women’s Retreat
Latin America - Each retreat is a gathering of women in the spirit of reclamation. Check out these one week retreat events for a self-exploratory creative and spiritual journey of the pen and heart. Take a daily swim, enjoy a spa treatment, or relax into the solar-heated stone hot tub. All included, vegetarian friendly (8 nights, 9 days)
Loire Writers Retreat
France - Their mission is to provide Writers with a nurturing environment which has a calming and meditative ambiance in beautiful rural France. They provide writing retreats for Writers, Authors, Poets, Academics, Screen and Song writers, who need a creative haven to find their inner voice, develop their craft and begin or complete their story (4 - 7 nights)
Writer’s Retreat in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
Europe - The country varies depending on the retreat. Through daily workshops and writing exercises, you will come away from this retreat with a deeper understanding of what you wish to write, a closer connection to your own voice, having written multiple stories, and most of all, the motivation and confidence to pursue and achieve your dreams as a writer (6 days)
GoodWorld Journeys Literary Salons on Patmos, Greece
Greece - Mexico - Ireland - They offer Salon-like experiential retreats that feature laid-back explorations of life journey, deep listening conversations and engaged learning on creativity & artistic craft, restorative wanderings and festive meals.
Soak-up curated conversations with refreshing minds on a range of topics including writing, literature, poetry, film, music, global good, social innovation and human well-being.
Denmark - Hamlet’s Hideaway embodies a new dream. They share what they know, offer a peaceful place to create, and build an international writing community. Their retreats take place in the Summer in Denmark, but creative inspiration comes from everywhere, so look for us all over the world, eventually. Treat yourself to a luxurious week-long writing retreat mentored by accomplished writers.
Iceland Writers Retreat
Iceland - Series of workshops and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers. Between intimate workshops and lectures we’ll offer the chance to tour the spectacular Golden Circle, sit in the cozy cafes of Reykjavik, soak in geothermal hot springs, listen to new Icelandic music, meet contemporary Icelandic writers, and learn about the country’s rich literary tradition (5 days)
A Writer Within — Tuscany
Italy - No matter where you are on your writing path, this is the perfect writing retreat if you’re looking for something a little bit different, just starting a project, have lost your way, or simply need a new perspective ( 8 days)
Sicily, Italy - Vacation Writing brings the adventure to life in Sicily for 2023. Their Sicilian retreat is designed for the adventure seeking playful writer. With a small group of 12 other participants, you will share a beautiful villa, share meals prepared by private onsite chef preparing food from the region, and explore different aspects of writing craft every morning. They give you full permission to explore any aspect of writing and promise to deliver a transformational experience rooted in a supportive community (7 days)
Retreats for You
North Devon, UK - Every writer needs a space to be creative: an idyllic writing retreat, a cosy room, no interruptions and all meals, hot drinks and snacks provided. Like-minded company on most of our Monday-Friday year round writers’ retreats. No chores, no daily routine to distract you, and the luxury of feeling looked after from lunch on your day of arrival until the morning you leave.
Retreats for You
UK - The retreat is all inclusive, and during the day they hold regular events including themed writing, yoga and photography. One of their most popular retreats is a 4-night commercial novel retreat that includes a daily workshop, plenty of opportunity to write, the chance to discuss works-in-progress, plus one-to-one feedback on work submitted before the course. (5 or 4 days)
UK - Our courses offer opportunities for new, emerging and experienced writers. The tutors, all professional writers, lead workshops and also give one-to-one tutorials to help the individual student. In the remote and beautiful setting of The Yorkshire Dales, The Garsdale Retreat gives a wonderful opportunity to escape from the daily stresses of life and to draw inspiration from fellow students, tutors and the landscape itself. (different duration depending on the theme of the retreat)
Writers' Retreat UK
UK - All-inclusive Writers’ Retreat UK retreats take part in our lovely, quiet North Yorkshire venue. The retreat is very different to others. They look after your every need during your stay with us, support you on group retreats with industry-specialists and offer the perfect environment to help you relax and create. (duration varies)
Dublin Writers Retreat
Greece - The Kefalonia Greece, Writers Retreat is hosted by the Rohm Literary Agency and led by NY Times best-selling author and literary agent Wendy Goldman Rohm. Ms. Rohm's conferences have been held since 2002 worldwide, originally inspired by the series of honorary Masters Teas she presented at Yale University (5 days)
Indian Summer House Writers’ Retreat
India - They offer a writing retreat like no other… a time to read, write, reflect and relax. From the moment you arrive at Indian Summer House you will be immersed in a supportive environment of like-minded people taking time out to focus on all that we love about writing (duration varies)
Writing on Water — Inner Mongolia
Germany, Australia - Step lively out of isolation and let us take you to a beautiful place on Earth. Engage people and customs beyond your own. Tap into a new sense of space, of self, while immersed in writing and movement workshops offered by international creative artists. In community, pamper the spirit in delicious nutritious luxury. Indoors and out, on excursions, at readings, pen to paper—let flow the power of your words (duration varies depending on the location)
Writing Retreat in South Africa
South Africa - This is a writing immersion if you have a book, or a writing project, in your heart. You may be a new writer, or an experienced writer who simply needs time away from your life to really settle into your writing. You will join writing coach Sarah Bullen on a journey into quiet, and into your story. This is a midsummer retreat just outside Cape Town, South Africa (5 days)
Writing With Care
Canada - They approach writing by inviting participants to unwrap their writing and their experience of writing. Using both unique and tried-and-true creative tools and approaches to contemplation, observation and structure, the workshop discusses individual processes and the place of writing in one’s life. It provides one-on-one dramaturgy and guided reflection, and plenty of time to write in an inspiring and comfortable setting. Participants are encouraged to bring consciousness to the habitual in order to be open to transformation.
Good Contrivance Farm Writer’s Retreat
USA, MD - Good Contrivance Farm is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation and restoration of small, historic farms in Maryland. As part of our public outreach, they offer The Good Contrivance Farm Writer’s Retreat: two spectacular spaces for overnight residencies where a writer can settle into a peaceful country getaway and get some good work done.
Autumn Writing Retreat in the Berkshires
USA, CO - 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. For six days, you will write about, read about, and be about horses! All the food and accomodation are included in the final price (6 days)
Unplug and Write: An All-inclusive Writing Retreat in Minnesota
USA - You’ll be guided through a unique method of mining your life experiences to create fiction, memoir, or self-help that is meaningful, exciting, and that resonates with readers. Whatever your writing experience and goals, prepare for an alchemy of escapism, creativity, and renewal magical place (6 days)
The Writing From the Heart retreat is the place where you dive deep into writing your book in a gorgeous seaside setting. Lodging and all meals are included, so you can take a break from daily life to relax and immerse yourself in your book project (7 days)
Wake Up and Write Writers Retreat Workshop
USA, TX. The retreat provides the basic structure for the workshop, including sessions on ideas, character, plotting, structure, tension, pace, description, dialogue, and more. Also, instructors bring their own experience and understanding to their teaching, which gives participants a variety of perspectives on every aspect of craft (9 days)
USA - Western Caribbean. This writing retreats are a little different, they combine all the things you love about an intimate retreat with all the things you love about conference and all the things you love about workshops on a cruise. Writing is always the priority.
Costa Rica Retreat for Writers and Families
Costa Rica - We all crave inspiration, once in a while; the time to dream, the space to think, the energy to pour into a creative project. We need to recharge, to reassert belief in ourselves and to reimagine how we see ourselves. We need to laugh, to learn new skills, to be alone when we choose to, to be part of a community when the mood takes us and to reconnect with the natural world. Writers attending solo, or with family or friends. Beginners who have never written before, and novelists with manuscripts in the final stages. Writers wishing to focus entirely on their creative work, and others who combine our workshops with daily sightseeing tours (2 weeks)
Story Quest — Costa Rica
Latin America - Their master instructors will teach you the foundational elements of story that move manuscripts from slush piles to bookshelves. You'll play as hard as you work, enjoying organic cuisine, adventure activities and everything else Nosara has to offer.
This is the ultimate writing adventure: a synergetic combination of life-changing vacation and transformational learning (7 days)
Write Retreat UK
UK - Write Retreat UK is set in a beautiful Art Deco house, 200 metres from the beach in Frinton-On-Sea, in the Essex. They offer short writing retreats to provide writers, academics, researchers, PhD students and creative writers a tranquil space to think and write. On the retreats you can work at your own pace, without the responsibilities of daily life (2 or 3 nights)
Women Reading Aloud — Greece
UK - Farm Inn is located just one mile from The Mount where you will spend Saturday afternoon on a private tour of the Edith Wharton estate, followed by a writing workshop held in the gilded drawing room. Revel in the experience of writing in a new place. Think about your writing goals and engage in the camaraderie of WRA. Join them for a nurturing experience on every level. Write. Read aloud. Listen. Take time for yourself (2 nights)
Krouna Writing Workshop
Greece - Six days of group workshops, craft talks, and free time to write and think, in a stunning setting of cliffs and mountains with instructor Henriette Lazaridis. Students will generate new material each day, sometimes following prompts from the instructor and sometimes writing during their free time (7 days)
Creativity Workshop Barcelona
Spain - The Barcelona Creativity Workshop is a five-day program that takes place in the vibrant city of Barcelona. The program includes a variety of exercises and activities designed to help participants explore their creativity, including drawing, writing, and storytelling exercises. Participants also have the opportunity to explore the city and its rich cultural offerings, including museums, galleries, and other creative spaces.
Ireland Writers Retreat
Ireland - An enchanted landscape of lush meadows and sheer cliffs is the location for the Ireland Writers Retreat, a intensive writing adventure. During your Emerald Isle retreat, your writer's muse is ignited and inspired by adventures outside of the everyday (7 days)
Write Away Europe — Plovdiv
Italy, Greece - Are you ready for a stimulating Writers Retreat? A writing retreat gives you an opportunity to disconnect with the stress of your everyday life and reconnect with your creative vision in an inspiring setting surrounded by a small supportive group of like-minded writers. They offer a week of creativity, inspiration, fun, and time to focus on finding and nurturing your creative vision (7 days)
Ireland Writing Retreat
Ireland - Ireland Writing Retreat started eight years ago as a dream. Now it’s a beautiful reality. And "...one of the 10 best creative retreats in the UK and Europe," according to The Guardian newspaper. Creative writing holidays with a difference – scenic walks, historic excursions, food and drinks tasting, fascinating author talks and daily practical writing and editing workshops (7 days)
Georgia - You'll be part of a small, intimate group of writers. Thoughtful, stimulating writing sessions, creative writing classes will be your daily staple, led by award-winning authors who will guide you in your writing journey - whether you've just an idea for a novel or are currently working on a writing project (6 days)
The Write Retreat
Mallorca, Spain - The Write Retreat provides the ideal space, the rhythm and the support you need when you have a deadline, or when you are stuck between drafts! We help you gain momentum to start writing. The Retreat is designed with a perfect balance of nature, isolation, creativity and a daily disciplined rhythm for writing (8 days)
The Leopardi Writing Conference
Italy - An immersive program for new and experienced authors, the Leopardi Writing Conference offers workshops and craft talks in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
As writing tends to be a solitary endeavor, the Leopardi Writing Conference will serve the inspiring purpose of community and place. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to receive expert feedback on your writing project, and get to know your fellow writers, including the distinguished members of our faculty (7 days)
The Creative Writer’s Workshop: Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction
Ireland - Let the golden beaches of Inchydoney Island and the breeze from the Wild Atlantic Ocean be your muse. A writing adventure to deepen your connection to story in the stunning West Cork Irish landscape. Luxury 4 Star Accommodation and a heated seawater swimming pool (7 days)
Urban Writers Retreat
UK - Writing retreats near Newton Abbot in Devon in a comfortable, charming farmhouse.
You can work in your room, the spacious dining room or the cosy lounge, where the window seat is a particularly good spot. Once you’re done, go for a walk and admire the views, visit the farm animals or take a long bath with a good book before dinner.
What you don’t need to do is worry about the washing up or your to-do list. I look after you, so your time is all your own to immerse yourself in creative work. (6 or 3 days)
Alpine Writers’ Retreat
Switzerland - Make time and space for yourself: gain focus, find inspiration and hone your craft through daily workshops, independent writing time and feedback sessions. Enjoy writing in unforgettable surroundings in the supportive company of like-minded people and enhance your day with a walk. Your tutor will guide you through workshops and discussions on key elements of writing, such as characterisation, story structure and plot development, point of view, voice, sense of place and dialogue. The final session will offer you an invaluable practical approach to various stages of editing (8 days)
Write Your Journey — Vietnam
Thailand, Vietnam - Their writing retreats offer a unique combination of creative writing, singing bowl meditations, mindfulness practices and gentle yoga to lead you on an inner journey of renewal, healing and discovery (6 days/5 nights)
Himalayan Writers Retreat
Himalaya - In this retreat led by author Dipika Mukherjee (Ode to Broken Things; Shambala Junction, Rules of Desire), you will journey to India. Halfway around the world, a long way from everything familiar we will learn in a new context. Discussions will center on themes and craft, with a special focus on developing strong beginnings, writing effective dialogue, and making the setting come alive. Important literary examples will guide our learning. You will examine writing about memory and family ties, how setting can conjure the sinister or the quotidian, and how dialogues can be polished to brilliance. This will be a generative workshop, and sharing of daily writing will be encouraged, but not compulsory (10 days)
The Cape Town Writers Retreat
South Africa - The Cape Town Writers Retreat is hosted by the Rohm Literary Agency and led by NY Times best-selling author and literary agent Wendy Goldman Rohm. Develop your book, start a new project, fine tune your manuscript, or perfect your writing in progress. Writers are guided through the creation process, fine tuning and perfecting their work--from the seed of an idea to a high-quality draft (5 days)