June 3-10, 2023 Sol's Cliff House, Bar Harbor, Maine
The gift of uninterrupted time to focus solely on your novel.
Powerful inspiration to ignite your confidence and determination.
Unequivocal support to banish any doubts and fears.
Coaching and craft support to get you over the finish line.
Intimate connections with a group of other writers working on novels.
The magical beauty of the Maine coast—those ocean ions will lift your spirits.
Twelve Writers Only
You're right for this retreat if you . . .
Bar Harbor, Maine
Bar Harbor is known as the gateway to Acadia National Park, which is right in our backyard at the Sol's Cliff House. And in the front yard is Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands.
When you choose to surround yourself with natural beauty, and get utterly pampered inside a gorgeous old "cottage" (mansion), and have only supportive people who are also writers as companions, it’s easier to focus entirely on your writing in all the best ways.
This retreat gives you the luxury of time to focus on your novel.
You’ll have all sorts of wonderful spaces for writing—out on the terrace overlooking the ocean, in the library or various other nooks, at the large dining room table, on a cozy couch, or—in the case of the larger rooms—your own private room.
We begin with a reception early on Saturday evening.
We have all day Sunday through Friday for your private writing time, private coaching sessions with our host, Joan Dempsey, group work sessions and readings, craft talks, and downtime for relaxing.
Our Author-in-Residence is C. Hope Clark, author and founder of FundsforWriters. Hope will be with us all week!
All meals are prepared by our personal chef, Paulette Bilsky-Phillips.
Wednesday is a "free" day with no organized gatherings—head off to the beach, go for a hike, or walk into Bar Harbor.
Saturday morning we'll have a brief farewell coffee together, then send you on your way.
Give yourself the gift of time to finish your novel.