Autumn Women's Writing Retreat
At Colonyhouse & Brecht House
Rockaway Beach, Oregon

April 23 - 30, 2017
Sunday (4:00) through Sunday (Noon)

Join other writers to read, write, revise, reflect,
and spend time on the lovely and inspiring Oregon Coast!

$795 each person for double occupancy room and board - all meals provided
($1,195 if you would like a room all to yourself)

if you'd like to see photos of the main lodge and grounds.

Lots of quiet so you can focus on your writing, and three meals and snacks are prepared and provided (allergies and food limitations will be thoroughly addressed). One evening we generally go Dutch Treat to a local restaurant for yummy West Coast seafood (or whatever else you like). You bring your own sheets and bath towel - a pillow and blankets are provided. No laundry facilities in the houses, but there is a full kitchen in each house. Colonyhouse has wi-fi and the cell signal is good. The wi-fi is weaker at Brecht House, but cell signal is fine. (Colonyhouse and Brecht House are about 15 feet apart on the same lot.)

Evenings we'll have time to gather in the living room and talk about craft, technique, writing, publishing, and other writerly issues. Lori will read up to 5,000 words of each writer's work-in-progress and meet privately for an hour during the week to talk about it and about your writing goals and approach.

Two evenings we'll have an optional art event: Collaging with Luca Hart (materials provided, but you can bring your favorite magazines to cut up, if you like). Working with images, we find, sharpens your writing skills and increases creativity. It's a great way to bring characters into focus, too.

If you drive, a map and directions will be provided. If you fly, you will come to Portland (PDX) and arrangements can be made for you to be picked up the first Sunday to ride to the coast and then back to the airport the following Sunday.

Questions? Email Lori at (Please Note: You still have plenty of time to make payments in installments. Write Lori to make arrangements that are flexible and helpful for your budget!)

You deserve to focus on your writing life and to see real progress!


Lori L. Lake is the author of a number of books and collections of stories, an editor, and a long-time teacher of writing craft. Her main focus at the moment is publishing fiction and writing How-To books.

Luca Hart is a poet, artist, memoirist, teacher, and gourmet cook. Her main focus in art at the moment is collaging.