Readers and Writers Retreats


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The most poignant moments we experience in life are those when elements of our past mix powerfully with the present to become the markers of our life’s journey.

At Castle Hill Retreats we have created a series of unique writing workshops, where we will honor and describe those moments. Seasoned writing coaches will guide you through the writing process, helping you develop your storylines and polish your prose. At the end of each day we will exchange pieces for anonymous readings aloud.

We hope the beautiful, historical backdrop of Castle Hill Farm and the intimate nature of the group will inspire you to open your mind to the meaning of your chosen moments. While our individual stories will be unique in their details and nuances, the collection will illuminate many shared truths. This will help you master the art of storytelling, because after all, the best stories are true.

Upcoming Workshop: April 26th-27th 2014

On the weekend of April 26th, join us for an intensive writers workshop at Castle Hill, a private eighteenth-century estate in Virginia horse country. The writing coaches for this weekend will be the acclaimed writers Jenny Gardiner and Ad Hudler.

Previous Events:

Learn more about our previously held events and the special opportunities we have created by perusing past schedules, viewing event photos, and reading participant testimonials.




Previous Authors:

 
John
Grisham

Sissy
Spacek

Jan
Karon
 
Henry
Wiencek

Donna
Lucey
 
Peter
Hatch

Caroline
Preston
 
Christopher
Tilghman
 
Barclay
Rives

Hugh
Wilson

Testimonials:

You don’t need to be a “writer” to come to these retreats. You just need to want to write, have a story to tell, and have a will to write it. I can’t tell you how thankful I am that I got over my fears and kept chugging up the driveway when my heart was pounding on the first morning…

-Brett Batten Baker
The Castle Hill’s Writer’s Retreat of September 2013 was one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. When I first heard about the retreat from leaders Donna Lucey and Henry Wiencek in July, my instinct immediately told me that I had to be a part of it. It was like a spiritual magnet. And my instinct was right.

-Drury Wellford