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2022 Writer's Retreats

in France and country Victoria

With interstate travel opening up and national borders reopening, we are excited that we can once again run our writer's retreats with 4 dates for 2022.

We ran a very successful first retreat in July 2019 with six advanced writers who benefitted greatly from the unique opportunity to work intensively with industry professionals over the course of the week.

We are now looking forward to a week-long retreat in France (fully booked) and have had two weekend retreats in Terang in country Victoria, just 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne.  It was fantastic to read the feedback from the Terang retreats and hear how beneficial and life-changing the sessions were for the writers who'd attended. 

Participants attend our retreats knowing they will return home stronger, more confident and well-armed with techniques publishers expect to see in submission-ready manuscripts.

All Expressions of Interest are now closed for 2022.

Writers Retreats: About


Dear Jen,

I’ve gained tremendously from your wisdom, critique and editing skills. Thank you for putting fresh energy into my fiction writing and novel, which I’d almost decided to give up on. But now, I’m determined to see all the way through. I’ve had a glorious few days of “thinking fiction” and I’m going back home metaphorically carrying a lot more than I came with. I look forward to reading your book on the flight. Have a safe fight, Jen and hope our paths cross again.

With affection and respect.


Dearest Jen,

You have moved me many kilometers down my path, and your prompts, your insights and your willingness to see and to speak what is needed, is a tremendous gift.

Thank you.


To April and Jen, for sharing your professional experience and offering us such wise guidance. To Jean for all your help, but also to Elisa and Eileen, and Anne and Jaya and Carrie, for sharing your writing and offering thoughtful insights on mine. Your retreat had it all, dear April! Thank you for putting such a friendly group together and working out a well-balanced writing program with Jen, which included time and attention to each of us.

Thank you all for your encouragement to write and rewrite ... and to keep writing.

With gratitude and warm appreciation,


If you are interested in joining one of our retreats, contact Jen with any questions.

Writers Retreats: About
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