Nova Scotia Writers Retreat

July 24-28, 2023 at a private home in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (limited to 8 writers)

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Retreat theme: How place shapes identity

Are you looking for time to devote to your writing?

Interested in building community with other writers?

Eager for feedback on your writing?

Looking to learn techniques to take your writing to the next level?

If any of these ideas resonate, then this retreat is for you!

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Retreat Fees:

Early Bird Registration (before December 31, 2022) $1,495

After January 1, 2023: $1,795

Late registration (if any spots remain available after April 1, 2023): $1,995

Accepted participants must pay a $500 nonrefundable deposit to hold their spot; remaining fees are due by April 1, 2023. Space is limited to 8 writers.


To apply for this retreat, send a writing sample of no more than 2,000 words along with an explanation about why you would be an ideal participant for this retreat, and why the theme of place & identity appeals to you, to


  • Elevate your writing
  • Hone your craft
  • Explore the power of place to develop story
  • Deepen your understanding of & comfort with writing techniques
  • Receive feedback on 1 solid piece of writing
  • Generate at least 2 new pieces of writing
  • Make new writer friends who can continue to support you in your work
  • See a gorgeous part of the world with the luxury of time and space to enjoy it
  • Give yourself the gift of time to write, write, write!!

What writers say about Lynne’s retreats…

“This was an outstanding retreat. Lynne is a masterful teacher. She is prepared, yet flexible enough to pivot with class as needed. Furthermore, she has a depth of knowledge that allows for free discussions that were of high value. She also has excellent moderation skills which allow for all voices to be heard and a balanced discussion.”

“Thank you to Lynne for planning such a life-changing retreat!”

A fantastic writing retreat that helped me find new inspiration and form bonds with a phenomenally talented group of writers. Thanks to our instructor, Lynne Golodner, for coordinating a wonderful week and giving us the tools to advance our careers.

“Your retreat was so lovely. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be surrounded by such inspiring people in a beautiful setting with exquisite instruction.”

“This was the finest writing/self-care combo I’ve done so far and I am truly grateful. I felt freed up; there was a flow that truly excited me and inspired me to continue the writing.  You are a terrific teacher.”