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Staycation Writing Retreat:
In-Person, Sept. 29, 2023

A one-day writing retreat in your backyard!


Nestling oneself in a cabin in the woods, a cottage by the ocean, an Italian villa for a weekend . . . a week . . . a month, ah, the writer’s retreat dream! Now here’s the reality: jobs and partners and kids and dogs and cats and hamsters and all the things that keep that writer’s retreat dream a dream.


Enter the one-day, local writing retreat! Our first retreat in May sold out so we are doing it again!


You don’t have to travel far to jumpstart or recharge your creativity. Give your writing self the gift of a single day to focus on your project, meet other local writers, and get tips from a traditionally published author.


Appropriate for writers at all levels in all genres, this single day encourages you to:


  • Generate new material

  • Explore the use of writing prompts

  • Try the “sprinting” method

  • Make new writing friends

  • Build a writing community

  • Begin to hold yourself accountable to what you love

  • Get answers to writing and industry questions from a traditionally published author, editor, and writing instructor who specializes in helping writers commit to their projects


The Details:


The Who: Writers in all categories and genres: fiction, nonfiction, essay, memoir, screenplay, play, podcast, and anything else you can dream up!


The When/Where: September 29, 2023, Lexington Restaurant,
Cambridge, MA, 10-2 pm

This retreat is intended to help you hold yourself accountable to your writing. We writers love to indulge in shop talk! And we’ll get plenty of time for that in a group lunch that will conclude our day. But in the meantime, we’ll be following a schedule to ensure everyone gets to make the most of their writing time. Please plan to arrive for an on-time start.


Sample Schedule:


10 am: Check-ins with introductions and goal setting

10:20-10:45: Writing block 1

10:45-10:50: Break

10:50-11:25: Writing block 2

11:25-11:30 Break

11:30-11:55: Writing block 3

11:55-12:05: Long Break

12:05-12:35: Group lunch and writing chat with author/instructor Lori Goldstein

12:35-1:05: Writing block 5

1:05-1:10: Break

1:10-1:40: Writing block 5

1:40-2 pm: Mingling (and sharing)



Coffee, tea, water, and light catered lunch (allergies accommodated).


What to Have:


Snacks or must-have beverage 


Phone/charger (though these will need to be silenced!)

Notebook/pen/pencil (as needed)

Headphones (as needed)

Your creativity!



September 29: $130 pp, including food and beverage, special gift and chance to win a five-page critique by Lori.

Early bird special: $100 pp for signups by September 15

Signup Deadline: September 20

STAY TUNED FOR A WINTER RETREAT! I'm planning a two-night retreat in Falmouth, MA, on beautiful Cape Cod from January 26-28. Email me for details!

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