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We understand writers, and the quiet magic that is sometimes needed to allow words to flow. After decades of supporting writers, we know that to write a story buried in your heart, you often need to remove yourself from ordinary life. All types of writers are welcome into these immersions into the world of story and creativity. The current list is below and we add more as the year progresses or as the muse takes us to new and magical places.​

Upcoming Retreats

Calendar
McGregor, Western Cape, South Africa 6 - 10 March

Every year we retreat three times for a writing immersion. Anyone with a book, or a writing project is welcome to join. You may be a new writer or an experienced writer who simply needs time away from your life to really settle into your writing.

Booking here 


STILLBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA  ​15 - 20 April 2024

The Talking Table presents a Life Writing Workshop with Sarah Bullen. We all gather in a beautiful old beach house five meters from the sea in Stilbaai

To book email The Talking Table

GREECE LESBOS     11 - 18 JUNE 2024 ****Fully Booked**** Week 2 now open below. 

A magical island with a group of writers. We go and write in Greece every year and this a home for many writers. Join us again, or come for your first time .  

Reservations > book here 

GREECE LESBOS 20 - 27 JUNE 2024

A magical island with a group of writers. We go and write in Greece every year and this a home for many writers. Join us again, or come for your first time .  

Reservations > book here 


TUSCANY  7 - 14 July 2024

Join us for a magical writing journey and explore Tuscany.
https://www.internationalwritingretreats.com/italy-retreats

 

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (BARRYDALE) 1 -  6 Oct 2024

Join us for a five night writing immersion in South Africa. 

Bookings now open here 


MEXICO 2 - 8 November 2024
This is a deep and quiet time to write with guidance, inspired by the natural beauty and surroundings of Tulum, barefoot simplicity and an azure Caribbean sea.

https://www.internationalwritingretreats.com/mexico-retreats 

SPAIN 1- 8  JUNE 2025 WRITE, AND WALK THE CAMINO,  Santiago da Compostela, Spain
Join us on a writer's pilgrimage on the Camino.  Sign up for 2025 when we open bookings . 

RETREAT LESBOS GREECE   16 - 22 June  and 23 - 29  June 2025


A magical island with a group of writers. We go and write in Greece every year and this a home for many writers. Join us again, or come for your first time.  In 2025 we offer two weeks, you can join for one week, or both. 

Join here

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What to expect from your Retreat:

It's a given is you will be in a gorgeous place, meet a like minded community of writers, going through very similar struggles as you, eat great food, adventure and explore new place, have so much fun ...... 

But what about the writing!?

The focussed intention of every retreat is to support you to take a big jump forward with your writing project. So whether its just an idea or  fully formed book this is the space to really up your game. 

Expect a lot of technical support, focussed writing time and feedback.

As well as many wonderful activities to awaken your creativity and motivate you. 

Here are some things to expect to gain...... 

Some of the support you will encounter on your retreat. 

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