September 26-29, 2019 No longer taking reservations
October 17-20, 2019 No longer taking reservations.
2019 retreats are sold out! We will be holding more, stay tuned. We are intending to add Retreat2Read events for the readers who want the lake experience with a book.
Our First Retreat2Write a Success!
Our first Retreat2Write ended and the feedback has been grand! Here are a few comments:
“I enjoyed my time at Retreat2Write. There was time allotted for writing but I learned a lot from the branding/marketing session. I recommend it highly for anyone wanting to invest in their craft.” Sonya, screenwriter
“Retreat2Write is a great weekend writing retreat for all levels of writers. The agenda was jam-packed and we kept to the schedule which helped us all to be more productive each day. From the initial warm welcome to the parting hugs, it felt like we were a family, even though we had all just met each other. The setting was beautiful, the food was delicious, but it was the inspiration and energy from the other writers that I appreciated the most.” Linda
The Zimmerman Landing has been remodeled, and the retreat will have a spacious new kitchen island to eat, drink, socialize and analyze around. Check your calendar, and pick your weekend as soon as you can!
October 17-20, 2019
Weekend writer’s retreat. Small group, focus on writing, goal setting, marketing, networking, appreciating Minnesota’s North.
As I was researching writing retreats, I found that many were out of my price range–and many were during the week which also made it tough to do. I’ve tried to tailor Retreat2Write for the writer who has a day job and limited budget, yet still wants the retreat experience.
When I first moved to Minnesota, I heard about this mystical thing called “the cabin up North.” I had never been to one, never knew anyone who had one, and longed for that inexplicable experience of going up North.
Well, now, many years later, I have a cabin up North. But it’s not really a cabin, like the Uni-Bomber’s cabin in Helena. It has indoor plumbing and running water. This was my in-law’s home for over 10 years, and now the place Scot and I were someday going to retire to, just like Tony and Donna did. But someday isn’t today. It’s been a wonderful writing retreat for me, and I’d like to share that experience with you!
This is not a hotel. You will find the house to be a little worn, 70’s shabby chic. You will need to clean up after yourselves, just like you were staying at my home—because you are. I’ll do the grocery shopping beforehand and will wash the sheets and towels, vacuum and do general cleanup at the end of your stay so you don’t have to.
Reception wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres provided (otherwise, BYOB), as well as three breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner. One no host dinner at the iconic Chet’s Lakeside Inn. Approximately 2.5 hours classroom, 13-17 hours of writing time. Located on Lake Irene, two miles from Miltona, MN. We will have a loose agenda, and a goal for our writing—I’d like to publish Retreat2Write works in an eBook at the end of the year. You can be a published contributor to our book! We will also have a workbook Capstone 20 that will help frame up our writing goals.
September 26-29, 2019
October 17-20, 2019
Also available for book clubs.