SNUG HOLLOW FARM • September 25-28

Join other women writers, published and unpublished, at Snug Hollow Farm B&B in Irvine, KY, a place known to attract and inspire musicians, artists, and, of course, authors from around the world.

Our SEPT 25-28 Retreat to Snug Hollow Farm, KY (near Berea) women-only retreat offers the perfect time and place to work on your novel, short story, or other work(s) in progress. Retreat details: 

How to…“Finish Your Damn Novel” and “Share Your Work with the World” workshops plus a truly unique “Ask Jackie” Q&A session with the fabulous #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Jacquelyn Mitchard. Ms. Mitchard will lead both workshops. 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! Whether you’re a new writer or published author, expect to be wowed, inspired, and in general, have a life-changing experience.

1 on 1 Personal Advising Sessions with Jacquelyn Mitchard.  

*Developmental Work in Progress Review (included in retreat fee). Submit 10 pp. of your work in progress and receive an email with Ms. Mitchard’s developmental and editing comments followed by a personal advising/review session (via zoom).

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 a scene you’d like to incorporate into your work, and enjoy thoughtful and constructive comments from your fellow writers.

Snug Hollow’s renowned hospitality and farm-to-table cuisine. Snug Hollow is known for 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, and maybe, if the mood strikes a singalong or game of Fast Scrabble. 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.

COMPLETE RETREAT/ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE includes Ms. Mitchard’s Workshops, a Developmental Review of 10 pp with follow up Personal Advising Session with Ms. Mitchard, Snug Hollow Lodging and Cuisine (breakfasts, lunches and dinners): $1400
ZOOM IN PRICE includes Ms. Mitchard’s Workshops, a First Page Review with follow up Personal Advising Session with Ms. Mitchard: $750

*Available ONLY at our Snug Hollow Retreats:  Spend an hour or so of your retreat building a terrarium with Author Gayle Hanratty, owner of Forest Floor Terrariums. (Supplies provided.  Separate fee applies.)


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