Creating A Writing Life retreats for emerging writers have been presented each year since 2007 by award-winning writer, Patricia Ann Chaffee. With a short sabbatical due to COVID, the seasonal events are back in full swing this summer, refreshed, renewed and ready to inspire writers in all genres and levels of ability.
Located at the new Seastar Wellness Studio, the retreats offer a small group experience, with like-minded souls to celebrate and honor a passion for the writing life. The retreat program features the opportunity to share the writing journey, time to write using prompts or work on a piece already in progress and to learn from a celebrated author, or expert in the literary field.
On Saturday, July 23, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nan Rossiter will be the guest speaker. Rossiter is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and began her writing career in the world of children’s books later moving on to contemporary fiction. Her books have been highly acclaimed and her novel, Summer Dance, was the 2018 winner of the Nancy Pearl Award. Weaving together stories about complicated relationships, she draws from her own life experience to tell tales that captivate her readers. Retreat registration is $150 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch, and takes place from 9:30-3:30.
On Saturday, Aug 6 award-winning writer Gabi Coatsworth who just published her memoir titled Love’s Journey Home, will be the guest speaker for the second Creating A Writing Life retreat in this summer series. Visit our website for details or to register.
Register at https://www.seastarwellness.com/events, or call (860)536-0051. Space is limited so register early. The Seastar Wellness Studio is located at 263 Main St Suite 105, Old Saybrook, CT 06475.