Writers Retreat

September 12-17, 2020 — Mariners Cove

Register Online Here (coming soon)!

Come away, rest, write. Hike a trail. Paddle the bay. Find a nook and dig into your project. Get encouragement from editors and other writers. All writing levels accommodated.

Write on your own or join us for short daily sessions (all optional!):

  • Morning devotions
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Discussion topics about writing strategies
  • One-on-one sessions with an editor to receive personal feedback
  • Group gatherings to share writing and encouragement

Quotes from Participants:

“I am so grateful that this retreat was offered…The practical feedback I received and the internal motivation that was sparked during these few days will continue to feed and motivate me as I translate this work into my daily life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

"It was extremely encouraging. I have a new personal goal as a consequence of the writing retreat."

“There was such a beautiful thread of hospitality throughout the retreat.”

 “The play of light and the sound of the waves put me into a creative and productive frame of mind. Getting away and not having to worry about meals clears a lot a mental space and allows a focus on writing projects. The tremendous support of the staff and other writers turns what could be considered ‘work’ into a joyful process.”

“It was wonderful to form new relationships with other writers from across the country…The setting cannot be beat! The programming helped to expand and stretch my thinking and my writing style.”

“I came thinking I wanted to hole away in a cozy small cabin and write, but the spaciousness of the place, people, and programming helped me get less serious and more confident in my writing and relating!” 


Retreat Directors and Resources

Marcia Bosscher — founding editor of The Well

Gweneth Schwab — former professor of English and Religion, works with InterVarsity Faculty Ministry.

LaShawn Wanak — fiction writer, works with InterVarsity Human Resources


For prices and more information, download the brochure (coming soon).