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Tuscany: Write, Travel, Transform & Eat in writing
Tuscany: Write, Travel, Transform & Eat
Join 7-time author Laura Davis for a transformative 10-day retreat featuring writing, relaxation, sumptuous meals, and yoga at a gorgeous Villa in the Tuscan countryside. May 23 - Jun 1, 2023
Tuscany, Italy

ZigBone Creative Writing Retreats - Catoctin Mountains in writing
ZigBone Creative Writing Retreats - Catoctin Mountains
Six-day, deep-dive writing retreat at the historic, scenic ZigBone Farm, MD. Jan 13 - 18, 2023
Sabillasville, MD

Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference in writing
Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference
Located on Puget Sound, this affordable and small conference focuses on the craft of writing, plus information on publishing, marketing and specialty topics. The 2023 conference will return to an in-person event. Oct 6-7-8, 2023 in Edmonds WA.
Edmonds, WA