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New to writing, or a published or soon-to-be-published author?  
No matter where you are in your writing career, Women Writers’ Circle retreats give you the opportunity to hone your craft, develop new skills, and gather priceless feedback, encouragement and support of other writers.
Whether it is in-person or online, the goal of each Writing Circle Retreat is simple:  to provide the resources you need to write, develop new skills, discuss, and share your works in progress with other writers.  In addition to big blocks of time to write and enjoy the company of other writers, plan to enjoy 
Our 2024 retreats will feature #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Jacquelyn Mitchard (works include The Deep End of the Ocean, inaugural selection of Oprah’s Book Club) and USA Today Bestselling Authors Ann Garvin (CEO and founder of Tall Poppy Writers, professor and sought after speaker ), and Jessica Strawser (Writer’s Digest editor-at-large and columnist).  Special guests at in-person retreats will include beloved Kentucky authors such as Gayle Hanratty (Gray Hampton: A Suite of Short Stories) and Sherry Robinson, whose recent novel (Shadows Hold Their Breath) was named one of the Best Indie Book for August 2022 by Kirkus Reviews.
Additional authors and speakers are TBA.
Our “WRITERS READING” SESSIONS are included in both online and in-person retreats and offer participants the chance to share their work with other writers, plus gain feedback and support during FEEDBACK/DISCUSSIONS led by former Creative Writing Instructor and Writer Mollie McClure.
Depending on your retreat, enjoy ADD-ON OPTIONS, such as FIRST PAGE REVIEWS and/or extensive DEVELOPMENTAL REVIEWS with Author Jacquelyn Mitchard and/or Author Gayle Hanratty or Writing Coach Mollie McClure.
Organic, vegetarian breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in all retreats at in-person retreats at the renowned Snug Hollow Farm B&B in Irvine, KY.
In-person Tybee Island and Asheville, NC retreats include continental breakfasts, snacks, and a special Farewell Dinner (some details vary).


Up-to-date Covid19 vaccination is required for all retreatants–no exceptions.   

                                           Snug Hollow in-person retreat size is limited to 16 “Complete Retreat” +retreat leader(s).   

Tybee Island in-person retreat size is limited to 8 “Complete Retreat” attendees (includes overnight lodging) and 8 “Daytrippers”+ retreat leader(s).


Are you a returning customer?  Once you’ve registered, email [email protected] to let us know, and you’ll receive a $25 refund on your first 2024 Writing Circle retreat.  

Payment in full is required when registering for an in-person retreat (see our BOOK NOW page).  A 50% deposit is required when reserving a spot at one of our in-person retreats.

Full payment due 30 days prior to the retreat.


Deposits will be refunded if cancellation occurs up to 60 days prior to retreat in-person retreats and 30 days prior to online retreats.  After that, a $100 fee applies to cancellations.  No cancellation/refund within 30 days of the retreat. 

If we cancel your retreat for any reason, a full refund of your retreat fee will be provided.  


Click to BOOK NOW.  If you have problems registering, contact Mollie McClure, writer and retreat organizer @ 859-537-0295/[email protected]



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