2023 Retreats

Lynne Golodner leads four writers retreats every year. Apply now to participate in a beautiful location with a small community of writers.

Nova Scotia – July 24-28, 2023 – SOLD OUT!

Join Lynne in a private home an hour south of Halifax on the Atlantic Ocean for daily writing and workshopping, breakfast and lunch, a final night celebratory dinner and reading, and optional excursions to enjoy the striking scenery of Nova Scotia! This retreat is limited to 8 writers and will focus on a theme of How Place Shapes Identity. Apply now!

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!

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 Lynne@yourppl.com.


Michigan weekend retreats

No more than 8 writers will be accepted into Lynne’s weekend writing retreats in her Huntington Woods, Michigan home.

These intimate retreats begin Friday night and finish midday Sunday, with a group dinner at a local restaurant Saturday night (optional, and with additional costs). Breakfast included both days plus lunch on Saturday. The purpose of these weekend 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.

Writing Your Life (Nonfiction) – March 3-5, 2023 – SOLD OUT!

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

Mackinac Island 2023 – September 11-15, 2023

Enjoy daily generative writing, camaraderie and community along with breakfast & lunch, two evening receptions, one live reading, and activities including an 8-mile bike ride, an optional kayaking excursion and a forest hike! Offered in partnership with WritingWorkshops.com.

Praise for 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.” 

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