Writers Retreat

September 8-13, 2018 — Mariners Cove

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 2016 Participants:

“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.”

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

“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!” 

“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.”


Retreat Directors and Resources

Marcia Bosscher — founding editor of The Well

Lisa Rieck — writer and editor for InterVarsity, formerly with IVP

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


For prices and more information, download the brochure.