Spring Writers' Retreat at Snug Hollow Farm
(In-person and via Zoom)

Spring Writers’ Retreat at Snug Hollow Farm March 9-12 (Thursday, 3PM-Sunday, 10AM)

Join the fabulous #1NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JACQUELYN MITCHARD, along with other women writers, published and unpublished, at Snug Hollow Farm B&B in Irvine, KY.  Gain writing and publishing insights from a wildly successful author, work on your novel, short story, or other work(s) in progress, and gather input from other women writers. 


2022’s “FINISH YOUR NOVEL” WORKSHOP and “SHARE YOUR WORK WITH THE WORLD” WORKSHOP with Ms. Mitchard  were so successful that we are bringing them back–and expanding on them.  What does it take to write a novel worthy of becoming the inaugural selection for Oprah’s Book Club? Only one person in the world can answer that question, and we’re thrilled to have her as our special guest! Expect to be wowed, inspired, and in general, knocked off your feet.

 FIRST PAGE AND SYNOPSIS REVIEWS and PERSONAL ADVISING SESSION with MS. MITCHARD (included in retreat fee). Submit your novel’s first 300 words plus your synopsis and receive an email with Ms. Mitchard’s comments followed by a personal advising/review session with the author.

TIME TO WRITE. You’ve heard of “porch sitting”? At Snug Hollow, that activity often morphs into “porch writing.” Prefer to write indoors? Choose one of the cozy reading and writing nooks Snug is so famous for, and “disappear” for as long as you’d like. If you prefer to take a long walk or hike to gather inspiration, then come back to your cabin and write, Snug Hollow, with 300 acres of trails, is the perfect spot for you. However you choose to spend it, you’ll have big blocks of time to write.

EVENING READINGS. Each evening, those seeking constructive comments and suggestions will have the opportunity to read their work. Share whatever inspires your work at the moment, whether by reading from a much-loved book or poem, a scene you’d like to incorporate into your work, and enjoy thoughtful and constructive comments from your fellow writers.

SNUG HOLLOW’S FABULOUS HOSPITALITY and OUTSTANDING ALL-INCLUSIVE CUISINE (think gourmet vegetarian meals you’ll tell your children and grandchildren about one day). Breakfasts and “Lunch on Your Own” baskets will be delivered to participants’ cabins. Dinner will be served at The Farmhouse, followed by reading and sharing sessions. Located in one of the most beautiful “hollers” in the Appalachian region, Snug Hollow Farm was named one of “50 Best Girlfriend Getaways in the South” and features unique hand-crafted cabins with cozy fireplaces and covered porches with spectacular views of babbling creeks, glorious wildflowers, abundant wildlife, and the surrounding mountains.

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE includes Ms. Mitchard’s Workshops, a First Page and Synopsis review and Personal Advising Session with Ms. Mitchard, Snug Hollow Lodging and Cuisine (breakfasts, lunches and dinners): $1495

CAN’T JOIN IN PERSON? ZOOM IN! Zoom in Option ($750) includes a Zoom link to  Ms. Mitchard’s Workshops, a 20 min. Zoom First Page Review with follow up Personal Advising Session with Ms. Mitchard.


 Extensive 10 Page Developmental Review, including written comments  and a 30 min. Advising Session with Jacquelyn Mitchard ($350)

*Limited availability.


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