Summer Writing Retreat Celebrates 13th Season with Writing Event in Madison

Emerging writers will gather at Mercy By the Sea on August 17th for the 13th season of Creating A Writing Life retreats, presented by award-winning writer Patricia Ann Chaffee. With varied backgrounds and interests, working in a variety of genres, participants find common ground in the empowering,... - July 07, 2019

Creating a Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers Features Award Winning Writer, Mike Urban

13th season of Creating A Writing Life retreats, kicks off with award winning writer, Mike Urban as guest presenter on June 8th. The retreat welcomes writers of all genres, all levels of ability, offering a judgement free, inspiring atmosphere to write, share, learn and celebrate the writing life. The event provides an all-inclusive experience on Ender's Island in the beautiful Mystic, Connecticut. - April 15, 2019

Emerging Writers Will Explore Beachcombing Your Memoir

Beachcombing Your Memoir is the topic of a writer's retreat being presented on October 6 by award winning journalist Patricia Chaffee and Pulitzer Prize nominee Grace Farrell. Writers of all levels of ability are welcome to attend this all-inclusive program that includes continental breakfast, lunch and nourishment for the body, mind and spirit. Tools offered to bring memoir to fruition. - September 22, 2018

Carolina Fiber and Fiction Center Presents Writer’s Workshop

Poetry, Prose & Procrastination is being presented by the Carolina Fiber and Fiction Center on August 25,2018. The full day retreat program is open to writers of all levels of ability, to help overcome obstacles, and takes place in the waterfront studio of Pulitzer prize nominee Grace Farrell. - August 08, 2018

Local Author Gunilla Norris Featured at Emerging Writer’s Retreat in Mystic, Connecticut

Celebrate and honor your passion for writing, at the Creating A Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers on Saturday, July 28 from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Now in its 12th season, Creating A Writing Life retreats attract writers in all genres and levels of ability to the Connecticut shoreline each summer. Presented by award winning journalist, Patricia Ann Chaffee. Featuring prolific author of 11 children’s novels, two book of poetry and nine books on the spiritual life, Gunilla Norris. - June 13, 2018

Poet and Publisher Gian Lombardo to Speak at Summer Writer’s Retreat

Poet and publisher Gian Lombardo of East Lyme will be the featured guest speaker on July 22nd at the Creating A Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers. Celebrating its 11th summer season of empowering writers, the program is presented each year by award winning freelance writer Patricia Ann Chaffee and features experts in the field of literary arts. - June 29, 2017

Summer Shoreline Writing Program Begins Its 11th Season

Creating a Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers takes place on Saturday June 10th and July 22nd celebrating its 11th season of empowering writers. The programs are presented each year by freelance writer and Old Saybrook resident, Patricia Ann Chaffee and features experts in the field of... - May 28, 2017

Romance Novelist Jamie Beck Inspires Emerging Writers at Shoreline Retreat

Now in its 11th season, Creating A Writing Life retreats attract writers in all genres and all levels of ability to the Connecticut shoreline each summer. This year the full day event presented by Old Saybrook writer Patricia Ann Chaffee will take place at the oceanfront retreat center, Mercy By the Sea in Madison. - April 19, 2017

Leslie Karen Hammond to be Guest Speaker at Writer’s Retreat

Leslie Karen Hammond to be Guest Speaker at Writer’s Retreat

Leslie Karen Hammond will be the guest speaker at a Creating A Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers which takes place Saturday, July 30 at Mercy By the Sea in Madison. She is an advocate for writers encouraging them to tell their stories and get their voices out into the world, as well as... - July 14, 2016

Writers Gather at Mercy by the Sea to be Inspired

A group of writers gathered on Saturday, June 18 at Mercy by the Sea in Madison to celebrate the writing life and connect with other writers. Coming from throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and as far as Chicago, participants with varied backgrounds, working in different genres found... - June 23, 2016

Shoreline Retreat Attracts Emerging Writers

Emerging writers working in a variety of genres, with varying backgrounds will gather at Mercy By the Sea on Saturday, June 18 for a day long retreat. Presented by writer Patricia Ann Chaffee, the Creating A Writing Life program is an opportunity for writers with all levels of ability to come... - June 05, 2016

Writing Program Celebrates 10 Years Honoring the Gifts of Emerging Writers

Creating A Writing Life programs have been part of Connecticut’s shoreline community since 2007 when writer Patricia Ann Chaffee first offered a series through Stonington Adult Education. Since then Creating A Writing life programs have been offered in a variety of settings. This year she celebrates 10 years of inspiring and empowering writers to tap into their own unique literary gifts. - April 27, 2016

Writers’ Workshop Draws Emerging Artists to Roger Sherman Inn

Writers of all genres will gather at the Roger Sherman Inn on Saturday, May 7, for an Emerging Writer’s Workshop and Luncheon presented by professional writers, Stacy Lytwyn and Patricia Ann Chaffee. This springtime gathering is expected to attract writers working in fiction, non-fiction,... - April 19, 2016

Writers Gather on Connecticut Shoreline for Literary Retreat

Emerging writers will gather in Old Lyme on June 6th for Creating a Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers. This summer event attracts writers working in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and memoir who are interested in taking their writing to the next level. It is facilitated by Old Saybrook... - May 06, 2015

Writers Gather at Mercy Center for Seaside Summer Retreat

Writers from all over the northeast will come together on June 21 for the annual Creating a Writing Life Retreat which will be held at Mercy Center in Madison, Connecticut. With interests in all genres, and levels of ability, there is something for every literary spirit at this inspirational, informational event. The all inclusive event offers time alone for writing & reflection as well as time together with guest novelists Gerri Brousseau and Marian Lanouette sharing their literary journeys. - May 09, 2014

Writers Gather for Creating a Writing Life Summer Retreat

Mystic author, Lisa Saunders and Carolina Fiber and Fiction Center co-founder, Grace Farrell will be guest speakers this year at the Creating a Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers. Creating a Writing Life programs have been ongoing for six years, giving writers a place honor their literary work. The full day retreat includes nourishment for the body and soul in a positive, encouraging atmosphere, bringing writers of all abilities and genres together. - July 02, 2013

Carolina Fiber and Fiction Center Co-Founder Inspires Emerging Writers

Weaver and writer Grace Farrell will be the guest speaker at an autumn retreat for emerging writers on Saturday, October 27. The Creating a Writing Life program facilitated by local writer Patricia Ann Chaffee, brings writers of all abilities and genres together to celebrate and improve their craft. - September 26, 2012

New York Times Best Selling Author, Kristan Higgins to Speak at Writer’s Retreat

New York Times Best Selling Author Kristan Higgins will be the special guest at emerging writers retreat on Mason's Island. Each year writers from all over New England attend the program facilitated by writer Patricia Ann Chaffee on the shores of Fisher's Island Sound in Mystic, Connecticut. All inclusive event provides nourishment for the body, mind and creative spirit. - May 19, 2012

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