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Writing retreats and workshops

Escape the distractions of your busy life. Advance your craft and energize your writing with a challenging and supportive Writing Getaway. Join us at one of our upcoming writing retreats and take advantage of plentiful writing time, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Get Away to Write.

Upcoming Writing Getaways

  • Dylan Thomas' Wales
    A Getaway for Poets, Fiction and Nonfiction Writers
    July 8-15, 2014, Swansea, Wales
    ** International writing retreat **
    Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Dylan Thomas' birth by immersing yourself in the literary landscape immortalized in his poetry and prose. This writing retreat will feature supportive workshops, socializing with local writers and excursions along the beautifully rugged coastline. Filled. Learn more.

  • Live Free and Write
    A New Hampshire Getaway for Writers
    August 17-22, 2014, Sunapee, NH
    Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Spend the week writing in either "Reimagining Memoir" with Mimi Schwartz or "Free-Writing Intensive" with Douglas Goetsch; retreat hosted by Peter Murphy. Only 2 seats remain. Learn more.

  • Shore Thing Writing Getaway
    Writing Beyond the Boardwalk
    September 6, 2014, Atlantic City, NJ
    Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers. Learn more.

  • Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
    January 16-19, 2015, Atlantic City Area
    Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 22nd Annual Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available. Learn more.

  • Get Away to Write - Spain
    July 14-21, 2015. Save the date.

  • We will announce more writing retreats as the year progresses. Sign up for our email list to find out about future writing workshops in the US and abroad.

We offer "Early Bard" and "re-PETER" Discounts for most of our Getaways. Be sure to take advantage!

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