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 four-day generative workshop retreat in Harpswell, ME, on the ocean.
Free one-week retreat for one writer:
Our first writer's retreat is now scheduled for June 15-22, 2024.
Application deadline is January 15, 2024. Winner will be notified by April 1, 2024.
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!
To be considered for the retreat, go to our application guidelines here.
One writer will be selected each year.
Please note that transportation and meals are not included.
Peaceful, beautiful, and comfortable accommodations in a gloriously renovated barn apartment in Maine college town
4-Day Workshop Retreat on the coast of Maine, planned for early fall 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 March 2024 for our early fall workshop retreat.
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Imagine how inspired you will be by these beautiful surroundings along the coast of Maine