Six-day Retreat Workshops

Applications for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry at the 2018 Winter Retreat are now open. Final application deadline, January 31, 2018. 

Join us for our 8th annual Winter Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat, February 23-February 28, 2018.

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: $2495 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.

NEW EXTENDED STAY OPTION IN FALL & SPRING & WINTER: We’re always trying to give our writers more of what they want–so beginning this year, 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.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Extended application deadline, January 31, 2018. Early applications highly recommended since there are limited openings (five-six per genre) and the retreat tends to fill quickly.


Savannah Book Festival Armstrong Atlantic State University The Poetry Society of Georgia Southern Poetry Review