Whether you’re interested in our six-day Spring Workshop and Retreat, our Fall Retreat, or our Ossabaw Craft & Seminar Day Trip, you will find inspiration and professional, one-on-one feedback from our nationally recognized faculty and staff. Ossabaw Writers’ Retreat offers a variety of programs to address the needs of writers hoping to expand their craft and improve their work-in-progress. We hope you will join us in this great literary tradition by taking part in one or more of the various programs offered by the Ossabaw Writers’ Retreat. Where loggerhead sea turtles and endangered wood storks nest, and  photographers, writers, painters and musicians listen, watch, reflect and create.

2023 Fall Ossabaw Weekend Writer’s Bash

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2023

Where shades take us to the past.

Where shades take us to the past, and shadows forever fall.

Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat is happy to announce the opening of applications for our three-day weekend retreat, The 2023 Weekend Writer’s Bash. Held October 27-29, 2023, the retreat will feature workshops and seminars led by our nationally recognized faculty, independent publishers, and evening readings by faculty and participants.

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION: $1695 tuition covers three days and two nights lodging, meals, manuscript consultations with nationally recognized authors, craft seminarsreadings and ferried transportation to the island.


EXCITING NEWS: We’re now offering $100 scholarship discounts for a limited number of university students, military personnel, and teachers. In addition, we’re also offering Sisters in Crime members a $75 discount. Upload a photocopy of your official I.D. in the application form.


*We want to send out a special thanks to The Book Lady Bookstore for their continued generous donations which have now sponsored five university students to participate in our Retreat. Please show them some appreciation by visiting their store whenever you’re in town and thanking them for their great support of local and regional authors.

*We’d also like to send a special thanks out to the Diggs Family Foundation for their kind support. We were able to offer two workshop participants partial tuition waivers because of your kind and generous support.

*And a generous donation from Linda Waldren will be supporting  scholarships for military, teachers and young poets.

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