Ossabaw Weekend Writer’s Retreats

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 25, 2018.

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Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat is happy to announce the opening of applications for our three-day weekend retreat, The2018 Halloween Writer’s Bash. Held October 26-October 28, 2018, the retreat will feature workshops and seminars led by our nationally recognized faculty, visiting agents and publishers, and evening readings (special emphasis on ghost stories) by faculty and participants, .

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION: $1195 tuition covers three days and two nights lodgingmealsmanuscript consultations with nationally recognized authors, craft seminarsreadings and ferried transportation to the island.

APPLY ONLINE: Fill in and submit convenient online form for easy, quick application.


NEW EXTENDED STAY OPTION IN FALL & SPRING: We’re always trying to give our writers more of what they want–so beginning this fall, we will offer a three-day, two night extended stay option for those who would like to spend a few more days on the island writing and relaxing after the retreats. Just check the extended stay option at the bottom of the online application form, and we’ll reserve your space.


APPLY BY MAIL: email write@ossabawwritersretreat.org to request paper application. Mail completed application form with $25 non-refundable reading fee and $125 tuition deposit to: Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat, 303 E. 58th St., Savannah, GA 31416.


Need a little extra time to work on that manuscript without interruptions. We’re now offering a three day post-retreat add-on for just $450. 

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