Michigan Writing Retreats

Write in Michigan with Lynne Golodner!

Author & Writing Coach Lynne Golodner welcomes 8 writers into her suburban Detroit home for weekend writers retreats twice each year. The gatherings are intimate and focused by genre, with an opportunity for each writer to receive feedback from both the instructor and the other writers on a piece of their writing.

Join Lynne Golodner in her Michigan home for a weekend writers retreat!

The Michigan retreats begin Friday night and finish midday Sunday, with a group dinner at a local restaurant Saturday night (optional, and with additional costs). Lunch is provided on Saturday.

The purpose of these Michigan retreats is to work on a specific piece of writing that you would like to publish. Interested writers must submit a sample of writing and a brief letter detailing why they are a fit for the retreat. In addition to receiving feedback on your own writing, you’ll provide insight and inspiration to other writers, and build friendships in the process!

Every participant will receive submissions two weeks before the retreat so they can read, review, and comment on each writer’s submission to have an effective discussion and offer meaningful feedback during the retreat. Lynne will provide guidance on writing, publishing and finessing your words during the gathering. There will also be instruction on writing in the genre and time to generate new writing or expand on existing writing during our time together.

2023 Weekend Retreats

Writing Your Life (Nonfiction) – March 3-5, 2023 (applications open November 1, 2022)

To apply, please email a sample of your nonfiction writing (no longer than 2,000 words) to lynne@yourppl.com along with a brief statement about why you want to participate in this retreat and why you will be an ideal retreat participant. Participants must submit the piece they want workshopped by February 1, 2023.

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 Fiction in the 21st Century – November 10-12, 2023 (applications open August 1, 2023)

To apply, please email a sample of your fiction (no longer than 2,000 words) to lynne@yourppl.com along with a brief statement about why you want to participate in this retreat and why you will be an ideal retreat participant. Participants must submit the piece they want workshopped by October 1, 2023.

Retreat Fees: $595 per person (nonrefundable deposit of $300 is due upon acceptance; the remainder is due one month before the retreat)

To inquire about these retreats, or add your name to the waitlist to be notified when applications open, please email lynne@yourppl.com.

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THIS IS FOR YOU, IF…

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You like small group dynamics & attention on your writing

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You are committed to developing your writing & getting it published

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You would like to expand your writing skills and your understanding of the writer's market

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You're working toward building a career as an author

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You want to build confidence on your writing

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You desire inspiration to generate new writing, mined from your life and experiences!