Bring the vibrancy of New England’s fall colors to your writing
during this 5-day intensive retreat at the historic Berkshire village of New Marlborough.
Immerse yourself in the landscape of your fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry project
while guided by Page’s experienced eye in small group discussions,
and during one-on-one private sessions.
Limit: 5 writers-in-residence.
Each morning will begin with a Creative Focus Session after breakfast designed to inspire and offer guidance. Private writing time will follow with the opportunity for one-on-one sessions with Page to discuss the more intimate aspects and challenges of your project. Lunch will continue the literary theme as we immerse ourselves in creative conversation before returning to the solitude of afternoon writing.
Each full day will include an outdoor excursion into the beautiful New England landscape to awaken our writerly senses to the living world around us. Dinners at The Hart House will extend our sense of retreating from the outer world while allowing us the companionship of other writers as we move ever more deeply into the inner world of our work. The days will draw to a close as we gather around the glow of a campfire for evening wrap-ups. We’ll celebrate the final evening of our retreat with a candlelit dinner at the nearby historic and serene Old Inn on the Green, known as one of New England’s most treasured dining experiences, created by renowned chef Peter Platt.
WHEN: Sunday through Thursday, October 4-8, 2020
WHERE: The Hart House, New Marlborough, Massachusetts (near Great Barrington)
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: Arrive Sunday 4-6pm, depart Thursday 2pm (after lunch and our closing session)
INCLUDES: 4 nights’ private lodging at the historic 1791 Hart House, meals, writing facilitation, one-on-one consultations with Page, and a candlelit dinner at the charming Old Inn on the Green (rated one of the top restaurants in New England). Outdoor excursions include hikes to beautiful Benedict Pond Hike at Beartown State Forest, and Bish Bash Falls. Click here for photos of lodging accommodations.
COST: $1,695 (gratuity and lodging tax included), exclusive of transportation. Three-payment schedule option: first payment due with Registration: $395 (non-refundable); second payment due June 1: $650; third and final payment due August 1; $650. See Registration Form for Payment & Cancellation policy.
OPTIONAL: Pre-retreat excursion on Sunday, October 4, to tour Edith Wharton’s historic home, The Mount, in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of her Pulitzer prize-winning novel, The Age of Innocence (additional cost for tour and light lunch, includes transportation to Lenox and time to journal in Edith’s Garden before returning to The Hart House).