Mindful Summer Writing Retreat

4-Day Fiction Workshop in Literary Concord, MA

August 8 – 11, 2019


A unique opportunity for fiction writers!

Be encouraged in first-class writing workshops led by experienced GrubStreet instructors Michelle Hoover, Marjan Kamali, Whitney Scharer, and Lara Wilson (curator of the Concord Festival of Authors). Participants will attend generative writing workshops, learn mindful wellness practices to enhance creativity, get personalized feedback, and have writing time in an inspirational space surrounded by natural beauty. $1,250 includes workshops, literary events, and daily meals (not lodging). Retreat limited to 8 writers to ensure personal attention. Register today by clicking link below sample schedule!

Sample Schedule

Thursday    4:00 pm              Arrival in Concord

                  5:30 pm              Welcome Reception

                                               Introduction to the Program

                    6:30 pm              Dinner

                    7:30 pm              Literary Life conversation: The Mindful Writer

 Friday         8:00 am              Morning Meditation

                   8:15 – 9:00 am   Breakfast

                    9:00 – noon   Writing Workshop: The Power of Historical Fiction

                    12:00 pm       Organic Vegetarian Lunch

                    1:00 – 2:00 pm   Tour of Orchard House (optional)

                    2:30 – 5:30 pm   Writing time

                    6:00 – 7:00 pm   Dinner

                    7:30 pm               Evening Reading

                    8:30 pm              Serene Sleep Meditation

Saturday      8:00 am              Morning Meditation

                    8:15 – 9:00 am   Breakfast

                    9:00 – noon Writing Workshop: Timeless Characters

                    12:00 pm            Gourmet Brown Bag Lunch

                    1:00 – 2:00 pm   Walk Walden, Talk Thoreau (optional)

                    2:30 – 5:30 pm   Writing time

                    6:00 – 7:30 pm   Dinner

                    8:00 pm              Participant Readings

                    8:30 pm              Restorative / Yoga Nidra

 Sunday       8:00 am              Breakfast

                    8:30 am              Creative Well-Being Practice

                   9:00 – noon Writing Workshop: Details and Discovery

                    12:00 pm            Delicious Vegan Lunch

                    1:00 – 2:00 pm   Author tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (optional)

                    2:30 – 5:00 pm   Writing time / One-on-One meetings

                    5:30 pm              Closing Cocktail Party

write in a room with a view

write in a room with a view

Orchard House - Home of Louisa May Alcott

Orchard House - Home of Louisa May Alcott

Walk Walden, Talk Thoreau, Feel Inspired

Walk Walden, Talk Thoreau, Feel Inspired

Find your writing space, Get a Fresh Perspective

Find your writing space, Get a Fresh Perspective

We’d love to read your writing sample! Please send 1-3 pages to:

Lara Wilson

Be Well Be Here

91 Main Street, Suite 302

Concord, MA 01742

Questions? Please call 978-203-2825

or email Lara@BeWellBeHere.org