Retreats for Women

In-Person Retreats in the Catskills

The Over-50 Retreat

October 11-15, 2022

A workshop, discussion, and time-of-reflection retreat for women over 50 (or so). And we’re not too strict about the age requirement; we’ve had attendees in their mid-thirties and forties who’ve attended many years in a row! The binding factor is a shared interest in self-understanding, creativity, project development, relationships, communication, style of living, and more. Our eclectic mix of workshops, evening discussion salons, virtual shared activities, gifts, and thought-provoking challenges online and offline make our gathering different from any virtual “conference” you’ve attended before. Everyone is welcome, regardless of religious, political, sexual, educational, or career status.

The Writers Retreat

October 15-19, 2022

A writing retreat for women of any age and any level. We welcome women bloggers, memoirists, fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers, who may enroll in one of two tracks: The Writers Colony, or The Workshop Intensive.

The Writers Colony

Daily workshops taught by author and writing coach Ginnah Howard, and a one-on-one session Ginnah will schedule with you to review and critique your work and provide individual coaching regarding the process of getting published. (You’ll submit a 20-page manuscript (which can be anything you’re working on) prior to the retreat for Ginnah’s review.

The Workshop Intensive

includes daily workshops taught by author and writing coach Susan Hodara, where you’ll write and practice your developing skills with prompts, discussions, and short writing sessions. Every evening all of the writers share their work in a reading salon.

Take a look at scenes from our past (on-site) retreats: