Feb. 24-26
Work and Learn at Home with the
"From First Page to Perfect Pitch, How to Build a Bestseller" Retreat

Online Workshops with #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Jacquelyn Mitchard and Author Talks by Bestselling Authors Karen Dionne and Ann Wertz Garvin, Open Mic/WIP Readings with Instructor Feedback and Group Discussions, and Author Review Add-ons

Spend a weekend connecting with and learning the writing secrets of bestselling authors.  Attend “Plot Your Path” and “Write a Fabulous First Page and Perfect Pitch” Workshops and Q/A’s with Jacquelyn Mitchard, learn the “Secret to Adding Suspense” with Karen Dionne, and “How to Write the Perfect Pitch” with Ann Garvin.

Whether you think of this as a Writer’s (focus on you and your craft) or a Writers’ retreat (focus on your craft and connect with other writers), this virtual event is a truly unique opportunity.  To pack even more into this retreat, choose an Add-on, and don’t forget to click below to read about our cool Monday morning bonus!

Full schedule here.


First Page and Synopsis Review ($150) and/or In-depth Developmental Review* and corresponding Personal Advising Session (+$350) with Ms. Mitchard

*Limited Availability

Writer's Retreat
Snug Hollow Farm, KY
March 9-12

In-Person Writing Retreat with Personal Advising Sessions and Novel-in-Progress Workshops led by NY Times Bestselling Author Jacquelyn Mitchard

This is a wonderful, potentially life-changing opportunity for published and unpublished writers to spend one-on-one time with the author of the Oprah Book Club’s inaugural selection, Jacquelyn Mitchard.  Enjoy workshops, big blocks of time to write, visits and workshops with Ms. Mitchard, organic, gourmet meals and outstanding hospitality during this stay at one of Kentucky’s loveliest B&B’s.


In-depth Developmental Review* and corresponding Personal Advising Session (+$350) with Ms. Mitchard 

*Limited Availability

Snug Hollow Farm, KY
Sept 22-25

In-person Writing Retreat
with Workshops and Advising Sessions led by Kentucky Authors

Authors + Add-on Options:

Writers of all levels of experience will enjoy this opportunity that includes three days/nights in one of Kentucky’s loveliest B&B’s, plus visits and workshops with beloved Kentucky authors.  

Spend your days writing and sharpening your skills, then enjoy evening readings and sharing times with other writers.

Authors and add-ons TBA.

"When writers gather, magic happens."
-- Writer/Retreat Organizer Mollie McClure  

Women Writers Circle writing retreats offer a unique opportunity to focus on yourself as a writer.  Whether you’re a published or emerging writer, have a novel-in-progress or bits and pieces of a short story knocking around in your head, these retreats offer the chance to craft your next (or first!) masterpiece while gathering gather insights and inspiration from other writers. 

Our 2023 workshops will include three #1NY Times bestselling authors:  Jacquelyn Mitchard, Karen Dionne, and Ann Wertz Garvin, as well as Folio Literary Management founding partner and agent Jeff Kleinman.

In addition to large blocks of time to write, in person retreats offer one-on-one individual advising sessions with experienced authors such as Jacquelyn Mitchard  (author of Oprah’s Book Club’s first-ever selection,) and evening gatherings with after-dinner readings and discussions of works-in-progress, led by Writer and former Creative Writing instructor Mollie McClure.

Our online retreats offer writers the opportunity to connect with and learn from bestselling authors and their agents during the day and share/read from their own works-in-progress during evening sessions. A limited number of VIP pitch opportunities will be available during each online retreat.

To register for an online or in-person retreat, contact Mollie McClure at 859-537-0295 or [email protected]


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