Join other women writers, published and unpublished, for a truly unique writer’s retreat at SNUG HOLLOW FARM B&B, a place known to attract and inspire musicians, artists, and, of course, authors from around the world. The Sept. 22-25 (Fri at 3PM-Mon at 11AM) KENTUCKY WRITING CIRCLE RETREAT will provide the perfect time and place to work on your novel, short story, or other work(s) in progress–all while spending time with other writers, including Kentucky Authors Gayle Hanratty, Georgia Green Stamper, and Sherry Robinson (details below).  ENJOY…

TIME TO WRITE. You’ve heard of “porch sitting”? At Snug Hollow, that activity often morphs into “porch writing.” Prefer to write indoors? Choose one of the cozy reading and writing nooks Snug is so famous for, and “disappear” for as long as you’d like. Or take a long walk or hike on Snug Hollow’s 300 or so acres to gather inspiration, then come back to your cabin and write. However you choose to spend your days, you’ll have big blocks of time to write.



Sept 23 Breakfast with a Kentucky Author Talk/Q&A  Featuring Georgia Green Stamper, whose most recent book, Small Acreages, was longlisted for the 2023 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Sept 24 Breakfast with a Kentucky Author Talk/Q&A  Featuring Sherry Robinson, author of Blessed, Shadows Hold Their Breath. and Echo Her Lovely Bones, a second edition of her first novel My Secrets Cry Aloud, with Foreword by Silas House.

Sept 25 Farewell Breakfast Talk/Q&A  Featuring Virginia Underwood, Publisher of Shadeland House Modern Press

EVENING READINGS. As a special treat, Author Gayle Hanratty will kick off the retreat on Friday night with a reading from Gray Hampton: A Suite of Short Stories.  On following evenings, evening, those seeking constructive comments and suggestions will have the opportunity to read their work. Share whatever inspires your work at the moment, whether by reading from a much-loved book or poem, a scene you’d like to incorporate into your work, and enjoy thoughtful and constructive comments from your fellow writers.  Discussions will be led by former Creative Writing Instructor Mollie McClure.

SNUG HOLLOW’S FABULOUS HOSPITALITY and OUTSTANDING ALL-INCLUSIVE, VEGETARIAN CUISINE (think gourmet vegetarian meals you’ll tell your children and grandchildren about one day). Breakfasts and “Lunch on Your Own” baskets will be delivered to participants’ cabins. Dinner will be served at The Farmhouse, followed by reading and sharing sessions. Located in one of the most beautiful “hollers” in the Appalachian region, Snug Hollow Farm was named one of “50 Best Girlfriend Getaways in the South” and features unique hand-crafted cabins with cozy fireplaces and covered porches with spectacular views of babbling creeks, glorious wildflowers, abundant wildlife, and the surrounding mountains. 

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE: $1295 Includes Snug Hollow Lodging (Fri, Sat and Sun nights) and Cuisine (breakfasts, lunches and dinners), plus editorial comments and review of the first 3 pp. your work-in-progress (must be submitted two weeks prior to retreat). More extensive reviews (20 pp review with written comments plus an in-person advising session with Writing Coach Mollie McClure or Author Gayle Hanratty are available upon request for an additional fee.


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