six-day retreats

Six-day Spring Retreat Workshops

Applications for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry at the 2024 Spring Retreat are now closed. Deadline was February 1, 2024. 

Join us for our 12th annual Spring Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat, March 08-13, 2024.

Work with one of our critically acclaimed writers in a workshop limited to five qualified participants. Each day, participants will bring manuscripts of their work-in-progress to their assigned workshop group where they will read, discuss and receive feedback about their projects from fellow participants and the assigned group leader. Workshop manuscripts should be limited to 12 pages poetry/16-20 pages fiction or non-fiction.

All work and no play make for a dull day–therefore, writers will have plenty of time to rest, relax and explore the island during the morning and afternoons. In addition, writers will meet with their faculty members one-on-one to discuss their manuscripts in detail.

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION: $3195 tuition covers six days and five nights lodging, meals, writing workshops, one-on-one manuscript consultations with nationally recognized authors, craft seminarsreadings, visiting agents and publishers, ferried transportation to the island, and special hotel rates for those who wish to visit Savannah before or after the Retreat. $200 early-bird discounts before December 31, 2023

Exciting News: We’re now offering full scholarships to three recipients who apply for the scholarship (apply here for the scholarship)  and partial discounts for a limited number of university students, military personnel, and teachers. In addition, we’re also offering Sisters in Crime members a $250 discount (only one discount my apply for any one application).


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Early-bird application deadline, October 31, 2023. Early applications highly recommended since there are limited openings (five-six per genre) and the retreat tends to fill quickly.