Fall 2020 Retreat: October 9-12

Social Distancing/Quarantine Safety Measures Pending:


Spend 4 days and 3 nights writing at The Porches, overlooking the beautiful James River!


Each day, determine your own schedule of reading and writing on swings and couches while taking in views of the Virginia countryside, or inside among the inspiring rooms of this historic building. Take hot baths in the claw foot tub, walk along the paths and gardens around the property, or get the creative juices flowing in the full community kitchen.


Daylight hours will be quiet time, and writers can choose whether to join the group for dinner in the evenings. 


On the final night, we will provide food and wine for a community dinner and read-around (usually beside the bonfire!) to share what we've been working on. 


Come for the space to write, come for the community, but most of all, come for the inspiration that will last beyond the weekend and into the rest of the year! 


Each room is $275 for the weekend, including dinner on the final night. If you would like to bring a friend to share your room and the cost (many rooms have a couch as well as a bed, and two desks), please add $50 to the overall cost. 


Where: The Porches in Noorwood, VA


When: October 9-12, 2020

Cost: $275/room ($325/double)


We carpool to and from (usually an early shift and an after work shift).


We are requesting a $75 deposit to reserve your space. Please email us for payment instructions, if you're ready to reserve. Space is limited to only 4 rooms!

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