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50+ Incredible Writers Retreats to Attend in 2022

Find Your Story: A Therapeutic Life Writing Retreat for Older Women 

Since COVID has drastically changed the world we live in, many of these retreats may be canceled,

Now that we’re in the full swing of the second half of the year, we’ve

Dream of getting away to write, but need some guidance on the next steps for your novel?

And while some of these retreats might still be on hold due to the pandemic, many are

Most are in beautiful locations (where, presumably, your creative juices will flow more easily), and offer a

They’re a great way to combine a vacation with inspiration, networking — and, of course, lots of

They can be pricey, but some offer scholarships (so always ask!), or consider creating your own writing

If they’re out of your price range, then perhaps a writing residency would be a better

The writing retreats below take place in the remainder of 2022 and many have plans to continue in 2023 —

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Unless otherwise noted, the prices include workshops, shared accommodation, activities, and most meals

While we’ve gathered as much information as possible to share with you, consider this a starting

For three decades, this retreat — in one form or another — has been providing an immersive learning experience

After taking a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Wake Up and Write Writer’s Retreat is

This year it will be held in Cedar Park, Texas a community of Greater Austin

Most of the retreats and courses available are now online, though some are in person and local

Murphy Writing at Stockton University offers a variety of workshops and retreats both online and in-person

Learn about their new offerings by signing up for their newsletter or follow them on social media

Cost: $350 – $450 on average for their online writing events

Willow Writers’ Retreat is facilitated by Susan Isaak Lolis, a published and award-winning writer

Keep an eye out for more detailed information about next year’s location, costs and more

Disclosure: Willow Writers’ Retreat is a partner of The Write Life

We hold our advertisers to high standards and vetted this retreat just like the others on this

Good Contrivance Farm is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and restoration of small, historic farms in

This retreat is now available online only, however, their 2022 Colorado Gold Conference is being held in person

This conference offers Round Table Critiques, Pitch-Prep Coaching, and One-on-One Mentor appointments

There will also be a Publishing Professionals Panel Luncheon and Reading Brunch

Find Your Story: A Therapeutic Life Writing Retreat for Older Women

Over the weekend, psychotherapist and writing coach Jennifer Westrom will help you get started (or unstuck) when

After attending Westrom’s writing class in 2018, Cherri Julia Maker Ridingin wrote on Facebook: “Jennifer is a

Class three is next week, and already I feel that I have released some blocks that were

This retreat in the mountains of New Hampshire focuses on two things: self-nurturing and nonfiction book writing

From September 25 – 29, you’ll learn her “Birth a Book system” through group classes and private coaching, all

If you’re Zooming, you can still join the fun: receive “healthy food goodies” by mail, enjoy

Cost: $995 per person to attend from home, $2,455 per person for a private room, or $1,495 per person for

After a tour of Edith Wharton’s estate, attendees will have a writing workshop in the gilded

I have been to several WRA events and I know why I am hooked

We simply do not make enough time to listen and to allow ourselves, our bodies to respond

Cost: Inclusive: $1295 – includes deposit (non-refundable) – $300

From October 9-13, you’ll stay at a historic inn, participating in group writing sessions and individual

In one, Paula Hagar said Lambert was “the most awesome writing teacher I’ve ever studied with

” In another, Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus called the Peru trip “one of the most inspirational, spiritual and transcendent

Held in the mountains of northeastern Virginia, this exciting retreat came back in 2022, and registration is open

The culminating event is a scenic 5K and 10K race on Saturday morning!

Cost: Basic Writer ($2,125), Advanced Writer ($2,525), Super Awesome Author ($3,125) Basic and Advanced Writer includes shared rooms

Coia, a memoir-writing coach who lives in Bellingham, Washington

You’ll stay at her house, in a private bedroom with water views

She offers this at her home in Palm Springs, plus Dahlonega, Georgia as well

“Tammy gently leads you through what are often difficult memories to put on paper, but it can

“I highly recommend Tammy! I guarantee it will be a wonderful experience

This year’s Vermont retreat will be held from  October 7 – 12, 2022 at the heart of Vermont’s Fall

Though cancelled from 2020 to 2022, it is now back for 2023 and is being held May 14 – 21, 2023 and May 21 – 28, 2023

Follow on Instagram or sign up for newsletter for 2023 dates and fees

A new offering from The Write Life founder Alexis Grant, this retreat is held in the beautiful,

It’s not just for writers; it’s open to anyone who’s career-focused and need space

Grant emphasizes on the website that all activities are optional, so you can choose to be energized

Leigh Shulman invites you to choose your own retreat dates — and join her anytime in Salta, Argentina

This retreat is meant for people at any stage of writing a book, or for those who

Over eight days, you’ll enjoy intensive writing workshops tailored to your project, yoga, cultural activities, a

“The retreat met and exceeded my expectations,” Kathleen Evans said in a testimonial on Shulman’s site

My writing has matured, and I have a solid plan and an idea of where I want

“The Moth Retreat was exactly what I was looking for,” writes Susan Allot on the retreat’s

“A converted barn all to myself, fresh veg[etables] from the garden and a daily delivery of

For writers of any discipline looking to experience this along a beautiful country lane in Ireland, this

While you’re free to spend your time as your please, there’s Wi-Fi, a writing desk

The Moth Magazine publishers Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan will be available if you need any

You won’t find guided writing workshops here, but you’ll certainly find the solitude and silence

Located in central France’s Loire Valley and close to the historic town of Saumur, this retreat

“Thank you for a wonderful Writing Retreat,” said author Tony Macaulay in a testimonial on the site

“You have created the perfect place for writers to get away from it all, to relax, focus

Debbie Flint, the owner of a picturesque 17th-century thatched house in southwest England, runs a variety of

The center, which welcomes groups, has a five-star rating on Facebook with more than 80 reviews

“Alison is a fantastic tutor who knows a great deal, delivering it beautifully; and she has a

Cost: £652 (~$792) per person £125 (~$152) deposit requested when booking for Developing and Pitching a Commercial Novel

Check out the other links for current pricing and book your place today as spaces are filling

You’ll participate in writing workshops, one-on-one mentoring sessions and nightly social hours, all while staying in

 Held in Flüeli-Ranft, Switzerland from October 9 – 15, you’re sure to find inspiration in these mountains

To enable attendants to focus on their writing, published novelist Valeria Vescina will lead small group retreats —

You’ll enjoy a 90-minute writing workshop in the morning, then have the rest of the day

Cost: CHF 1,500 inclusive of workshops, accommodation, meals, and tourist taxes; exclusive of drinks

The Creative Writer’s Workshop: Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction

Learn to tell your story while escaping to the mythical Irish island of Inis Mór from

Inspire your writing spirit, invigorate your senses, and create the story that’s in your heart

In addition to writing workshops with host Irene Graham, you’ll enjoy guided walks and tours of

Cost: €1,725 euro (~$1,755 USD) (does not include all meals)

The Donegal, Ireland retreat in September 2022 is fully booked, but you can still head to Paris for

The Paris Writing Retreat is scheduled for October 17 – 23, 2022

Due to ever-increasing popularity, acceptance on our retreats is not just on a first-come, first-served basis

That’s why payments are ONLY accepted from participants AFTER selection has been confirmed

Cost: 1777 EUR (~$1800 USD) – Accommodation is not included

If you’re a fiction writer, TV or screenwriter, you need to be at this week-long, immersive

We’re smart women who love to explore and grow through our adventures

Rhodes, Greece is a relaxing and beautiful destination filled with olive groves, gorgeous beaches and incredible views

Here, we will spend six days getting up close and personal with our writing and exploring the

Through transformative writing workshops, we’ll strengthen our creativity, express what we really want to say, and

Spend a week at a historic villa in Tuscany — complete with your own private chef — at this

Afternoons will be for writing, one-on-one sessions and group outings to nearby towns and sites

In the evenings, you’ll share your work and reflect on the day (over wine)

A recent review from Marisa Brown said: “I said ‘yes’ to the dream of a writing retreat,

This was truly an all-encompassing experience of exploring myself and my writing

You’ll stay at a guest lodge on Table Mountain, one of the 7 wonders of nature, at

Enjoy morning classes and afternoon free writes (and countryside walks)

In the evening, writing coach and literary agent Sarah Bullen will lead sessions focusing on everything from

“I recently attended the writers retreat and residency at Skala Eressor [sic],” Mary-Joe Emde wrote in a

I loved every moment of it and would recommend this to every aspiring writer

At this luscious boutique hotel in southern India, you can attend a writers retreat in October or

In addition to morning yoga and meditation, “tantalising” meals and cultural activities, you’ll have daily writing

Cost: TBD; 2020 costs ranged from $2,190–$2,990 AUD (~$1,494–$2,040 USD) per person

But don’t worry, if you can’t wait, you can still get started by taking one

Each retreat has a guest leader, plus two resident facilitators: a psychologist and an author

They’ll guide you through everything from discussions to long walks, bonfires, yoga and pottery

In a recent one, Ramanjaneya Sharaph wrote: “The workshop covers all aspects, from the science and craft

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