Writing Retreats 2019

Come away with us — for a weekend or a week — and sink into the experience of being a writer among writers. Put words on paper. Honor your creativity. Put words on paper. Draw inspiration from a new environment. Put words on paper. Spark the beginnings of deep and meaningful connections with other writers. Put. Words. On. Paper.

There are several To Live & Write retreats a year, our favorite being a round-trip train journey devoted to the experience of traveling while writing. We might head out to Reno, up to Seattle, or down to San Luis Obispo, writing and snacking together the whole way. After a day or two living the writer life at our destination, we jump back on the train and head home. We write or sleep or socialize and enjoy the view as it slides on by the window.

Sure, you can do it on your own — and we encourage you to do so, if you can’t make it to one of our retreats — but when you add other people to the mix you add layers and dimension to your experience, which can’t help but add layers and dimension to your writing.

This year, we have several retreats on our roster.

March 15 – March 18: Write in the Snow: Train there and back, one house, one group, one excellent cook. Truckee, California. Also priced for March 15 – March 17 without the train part of the retreat.

April 25 – April 28: Write in the Foothills: One house, one group, one excellent cook. Columbia, California.

June 21 – 24: Write to the Woods: One house, one group, one excellent cook. Sierra Nevadas (Northern California / Nevada)

July / August (dates TBD): Write in Scotland: Join us for one week or stay for two in and around Edinburgh; mix of hotels, houses, and modes of travel.

September 26 – 29: Write by the Waves: One house, one group, one excellent cook. The Sea Ranch area, Northern California coast.

Early November (dates TBD): Cross-Creativity Retreat with artist co-hosts in Mexico. One house, two groups mixing, details to follow.

For 2020, we have our sights set on several California and Nevada retreats again, as well as a journey up or over to different states (fingers crossed for Washington and New Mexico). Wanna bust out of the US for week or so? We’re also looking at longer retreats in Egypt, Canada, and Singapore. Who knows where we’ll be after that? Costa Rica sounds good, as do France, Spain, and New Zealand.

Basically, we’re hungry for inspiration and experience across the globe, all to feed the writer within.

Questions, concerns, or suggestions? Eager to apply for the retreat(s) calling your name? Email Bronwyn Emery at info@toliveandwrite.org.

Join us. You know you want to.

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