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.


Ann Arbor, Michigan – June 2024

Lynne Golodner will facilitate a writers retreat in Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 28-30, 2024, at a private home on beautiful, forested acreage. This intimate retreat will gather writers to read, write, connect and wander in nature as inspiration for new material. The retreat begins Friday evening, continues all day Saturday and finishes before lunch on Sunday.

Tuition ($595 per person) includes two breakfasts and one lunch along with instruction and the option for feedback on one piece of finished writing. While there will be opportunities for sharing writing, this is not a workshopping retreat. Returning writers receive a 10% discount on retreat tuition. Payment plans are available upon request.

The focus of this retreat is generative, creating new work, inspired by deep contemplation and connection with others. Writing exercises will focus on the elements of story, finding inspiration from daily life, and weaving nature into storytelling. All levels and genres are welcome.

To apply, please email with a short note about why you would be a fit for this retreat plus a sample of your writing no longer than 750 words.

Write in the Redwoods – October 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 October 20-24, 2024 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. The inn offers a shuttle from the Eureka airport, so ask about it when you make your reservation!)



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!!

Mackinac Island – September 2024

Every year, Lynne leads a group of writers on Mackinac Island, a lovely island in Lake Huron between Michigan’s peninsulas. In 2024, we’ll spend September 9-13, 2024, on the island, with an additional opportunity to participate in a half-day seminar on the Monday before the retreat begins Monday night. Lynne hosts this retreat in partnership with Learn about this retreat here


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