Montauk Oceanfront Writing Retreat

October 2018 dates t/b/a

Join us by the sea in untrammeled Montauk, New York, where gulls twirl above the waves like ribbons unfurled from spools. Ocean views and sandy beaches will help you shed the weight of everyday routines – and recover the joy only words can give you!

Your Montauk retreat for writers is organized around an open-ended theme chosen for its ability to inspire creativity and stimulate fresh thinking. It’s designed for all levels – beginning writers as well as those with more experience. Your weekend includes:

  • a private oceanfront room (it’s practically on the beach!), with balcony or garden, kitchenette and bath;
  • 8 writing conferences with in-class writing prompts & discussion;
  • suggestions for out-of-class writing and take-home exercises;
  • ample time for private writing, sight-seeing or relaxing with fellow writers;
  • flexibility and freedom – create original writing or focus on a work-in-progress.

Life on Earth began in the sea.  Let our oceanfront writer’s retreat revitalize your writing life.

I went home feeling energized. What a difference it makes, to recover the pleasure of writing again.– Roberta Blake

elizabeth-ayres-windElizabeth Ayres writes, “For over 40 years, I’ve shared with aspiring writers the joy I find at the tip of my pen. Please join me for a weekend of blissful immersion in the creative flow — within and all around.”

Why wait?

Register by February 1st and get a $100 discount.

Register Now

Early Bird Price: $795
($895 after 2/1/18)
includes room & workshops, meals extra)
October 2018 dates t/b/a
Begins 7 p.m. Thursday
Ends 12 p.m. (noon) Sunday

Questions? Email Stacia Fleegal.

This was the best thing I’ve done for myself in a long time. A whole weekend immersed in my own words and those of a small, caring writing community. – Dottie Mason

Paul SchulkindIn Memoriam

Paul Schulkind (1955-2016), who led this retreat with love and devotion for 16 years. We mourn his loss and celebrate the joy and inspiration he brought to so many lives.

Montauk Oceanfront Writers Retreat - Montaugk Point Lighthouse

Imagine the stories the Montauk Lighthouse might inspire! The poems, the reflections . . . words rolling forth as endlessly as the surf.

Montauk Oceanfront Retreats for Writers - Waves on the beach

Picture yourself walking this beach, pen in hand, and nothing to disturb your thoughts!