One-Day Writing Retreats in 2020

One-Day Writing Retreat

Spend a day in Carlsbad, CA, a beautiful beach town only 1.5 hrs south of Los Angeles, generating new writings in our One-Day Writing Retreat.

  • Generate new material via creative and educational writing prompts.
  • Make new writing friends.
  • Get personal attention – limited to 8 attendees.
  • Leave with new vignettes, stories, or poems.
  • Get answers to writing-related questions from a professional writing coach who specializes in helping writers finish their first drafts.

Who Can Join?

This one-day writing retreat welcomes anyone interested in creative writing. This workshop is perfect for aspiring fiction writers, memoir or essay writers, and poets. 


This one-day writing retreat takes place at a private residence in Carlsbad, CA. If you are coming from out of town, you can book a nearby hotel for a night or just come down for the day (see the link, below for recommendations).

What to Bring

  • A pen and notebook
  • A sack lunch – We will break for an hour for lunch, so bring a lunch or you can explore one of the many local restaurants. 
  • Your passion for writing
  • No laptops, please


Coaching Session Add-On

  • Get a 60-minute coaching session and feedback on up to 15 pages
  • Use whenever you’d like in 2020, does not have to be used during the retreat.
  • $225 value

B&B Add-On

For one person, on a first-come-first-served basis, you can stay here with me in my spare room for either the night before or the night after the retreat. I’ll even throw in a homemade breakfast!  Email for details. 

Local Information

To find out what’s happening nearby or to find hotels, visit: Carlsbad offers a variety of hotels and rates. Carlsbad also has easy train access to many locations in San Diego, including Downtown San Diego. 

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All retreats have been postponed due to Coronavirus concerns. Please check back here for updates or join our mailing list.

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