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We Offer TWO Different Writing Retreats:

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Maine Writers Studio is excited to offer two different writing retreats:

An annual and free one-week writing retreat in a gloriously renovated barn located near the town-green in Brunswick, ME, and a three-day generative workshop retreat in Harpswell, ME, on the ocean. 





The free, one-week writing retreat will be awarded to a qualified writer who can benefit from a quiet space to advance their current project.

The retreat is located in a gloriously renovate barn in the quaint college town of Brunswick, just 30 minutes north of Portland, ME. Walking distance to everything the town has to offer, and just two blocks from the Amtrak train station and 30 minutes from Portland Jetport, this is the perfect and peaceful hideaway to dive into your work. 

Brunswick has it all: ocean, rivers, mountains, and beaches. Located on the Androscoggin River and also on the Gulf of Maine it has a plethora of hiking opportunities in stunning natural surroundings. And let's not forget the lobsters, if that's your thing!

Please note that transportation and meals are not included. 

To check out our (now past) application guidelines, go here.


One writer will be selected each year. Applications for the June 2025 writer's retreat will be accepted on a rolling basis starting February 2025. 



Peaceful, beautiful, and comfortable accommodations in a gloriously renovated barn apartment in Maine college town 

Weekend Retreat



Weekend Writing Retreat on the coast of Maine, October 18-20, 2024


In the early fall, you will be able to join a group of fellow writers by the ocean in mid-coast Maine for a weekend-long generative writing retreat, including workshops, lodging, and meals in stunning natural surroundings. 

Every year we announce a unique theme, and writers working in all genres of creative writing (memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry and fictions, as well as hybrid forms) and on all levels are welcome. 

Registration will open in June 2024 for our mid-fall workshop retreat. 



Spend a weekend with fellow women writers at a quintessential Maine Inn, a true unassuming gem, surrounded by breathtaking nature & ocean.


Bring your body, all the treasures it carries, your notebook/laptop, and a desire to generate new, revelatory writing, write in community and in solitude (we will make room for both!), share, join us for some gentle yoga and body-mindfulness meditation, make new friends, relish the natural Maine ocean surroundings, and much more. Room, board, workshops, and yoga & meditation included. Body massage possible on site with licensed LMT. Stay tuned for a detailed schedule, rates, and registration link. 

Link to where the weekend retreat will be held: Driftwood Inn at Bailey Island, Maine. 

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Imagine how inspired you will be by these beautiful surroundings along the coast of Maine

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