There is nothing better than going away to find yourself! Lynne Golodner’s writers retreats make it easy to work on your writing and find your voice while immersing in a gorgeous place!! Apply now to participate in a beautiful location with a small community of writers.

Mackinac Island – September 2024

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Write in the Redwoods – October 20-24, 2024

Retreat theme: writing relationships, community & connections

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?

Then this retreat is for you!

Join Lynne at the Benbow Inn, a beautiful hotel in the heart of northern California’s redwood forests. Reserve a room at a special writers retreat rate!

This generative retreat features daily guided hikes, daily writing sessions, daily breakfast, 2 lunches, a welcome reception and a celebratory final night dinner. (Accommodations and transportation are on your own.)



Early Bird Registration (before December 31, 2023) $1,995

After January 1, 2024: $2,195

Late registration (after April 1, 2024): $2,395

Accepted participants must pay a $500 nonrefundable deposit to hold their spot; remaining fees are due by June 1, 2024. Space is limited. Returning writers receive a 10% discount on retreat tuition. Payment plans are available upon request.


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 this theme appeals to you, to


  • Elevate your writing
  • Hone your craft
  • Learn how to create fabulous characters & write compelling relationships
  • Deepen your understanding of & comfort with writing techniques
  • Receive feedback on 1 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 to enjoy it
  • Give yourself the gift of time to write, write, write!!

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 retreats, please email