Are You Looking for a Writing Retreat That Offers:

Dale Slongwhite

  • A safe environment to try something new without criticism
  • A small group where your work gains attention
  • Information on the craft of writing
  • Guidance with publishing
  • Learning from both the facilitator and other participants

You've come to the right place. WriteLines offers all of this and more.

If you are looking for a particular type of workshop and do not see it among our offerings, please contact us and we will work together to make it happen.

See below for the scheduled retreats in 2020.

2020 Writing Retreats

General Information

All workshops will follow the same format; however, the content will be different in each so that writers can attend two or three workshops and have a different experience.

  1. Writers will receive a booklet of articles and lists of places to publish.
  2. At the beginning of the week, we will write from a variety of prompts designed to awaken creativity.
  3. Writers will learn by observing techniques of others, by the comments of the leader, and by experimenting.
  4. Writers are free to write poetry, fiction, nonfiction, letters, a new scenes for a work in process.
  5. Only positive comments are allowed at the beginning of the week.
  6. As the week progresses, we will develop pieces we started at the end of the week.

The retreats are suitable for beginning and more experienced writers.

April 27 - May 1 - Enders Island, Mystic, Connecticut

St. Edmunds Retreat Center

October 18-24 - John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina

John C. Campbell Folk School

September 7-11, Star Island, Portsmouth, NH

Star Island


Vivian Garcia


"My creative spirit has been unleashed and this time I will leave it untethered."

Greg Norris


"On the second day of the WriteLines Retreat led by Dale Slongwhite, particular prompts led me to the openings of three long and three short stories. The starts and these prompts fueled my inspiration into the stratosphere."