Key West Writers Retreats 2020

You know you have a story within you that is pounding at the doors of your imagination and longing to spill out onto the pages that others can read…papa

It is time to unlock the door and release the power within your personal stories. As you write, greater insights reveal themselves – both to you and through you. And as you share your story with others, you illuminate their lives with hope, faith, and love. Imagine if you published and shared your story with thousands?

But first, you need to write it!

Individual retreats and small group workshops are now available at the Key West Retreat house.

You are invited to book your personal retreat or participate in a small group writing workshop in a lovely retreat house on the water – 15 minutes from downtown Key West. your room with a view awaits you!

 

Creativity Explosion – Key West Retreat Home Open for Artists, Photographers and Writers

There is no place like the beautiful Florida Keys to stir your imagination, infuse you with colors, soak in the meditative views to clear your soul to create something new. Come and recharge your creative batteries, get inspired by the art and literary world of Key West, and perch yourself on a rocking chair and sip beverages in the screened patio overlooking open water views. Author and photographer Julia Loren will be in residence to assist you / your group with your retreat. This is your – Time to write & Space to Create. If you are seeking mentoring and consulting on your book or e-book content editing or marketing consulting, please specify on the form below.

Individual retreat dates available. December 2019-April 2020

Accommodations at the retreat house are limited to 4 and cost of the retreat is $175 per day. Includes breakfast, use of kayaks and paddle board, and space to create.

For those who wish personal mentoring on their writing projects and assistance on developing income producing e-book content and marketing planning, please specify on the form below. Author and publisher Julia Loren has assisted hundreds of authors and taught the ins and outs of creating marketable (profitable) content many during writers conference.

Upcoming Workshops

Jan. 9-12, 2020 – Key West Literary Festival Creativity Explosion Writer’s Retreat

Come and write by day and attend open lectures at Key West Literary Festival in afternoons and evenings. Come join us in the retreat house on the water and eat, breathe and talk writing. This is a time for you to gain encouragement and inspiration.

Cost Includes: Welcome winedown first evening, accommodations with breakfast, and touring ideas. While the Literary Festival is fully booked, there are several free afternoon and evening sessions that are open to attend. Accommodations at the retreat house are limited to 4. Workshop cost with accommodation – $825 per person. Space may be available to stay on for extra nights before or after the workshop.

Jan. 17-20, 2020 – Travel Writers Key West Immersive Workshop

Come and learn from one another and from travel journalist J “Kat” Loren of Craziculture.com during this small group workshop. Bring camera and laptop and get ready to see the sights and uncover stories and images that beg for your unique expression. We will walk through how to target your niche, plan your strategy, obtain writing assignments, manage travel comps, and set goals. We will also focus on how to create collateral projects, when and how to build social media followers (or not), how to cost-effectively build an email list and manage your promotion. Sounds like a lot – but lots of the work will be done while you are here so consider this a time out to plan and execute your new Travel Writer strategy.

Cost Includes: Welcome winedown first evening, accommodations with breakfast, and touring ideas. Morning and evening workshop sessions focused on tricks of the trade, publishing venues and shortcuts to success. Accommodations at the retreat house are limited to 4. Workshop cost with accommodation – $825 per person. Commuter cost is $300. Space may be available to stay on for extra nights before or after the workshop.

Feb. 14-16, 2020 

Writing as a Pathway through Transition

(Women’s retreat in Key West)

Every ending is just that THE END…of some THING that caused total disruption in your life, your family, your dreams. Whatever happened, it is not the end of your life. How do you transition out of the ending into a new way of living when your future looks hazy? You write until the vision comes clear, the grief subsides, your smile returns and you sense a new vision and fresh hope trickling into your soul. And you do not have to write alone. Come and join us – a small group of compassionate women who will listen, encourage and laugh with one another. Take time out to celebrate life in the beautiful waterfront home just outside of Key West.

Julia Loren is an author and counselor who has weathered many transitions throughout life – losses of immediate family members, caregiving through a parent’s dementia, cross cultural travel with work and transitioning into new friendships and ways of life. Her experience in working with Narrative Therapy and writing for publication has helped hundreds of women navigate their way into new beginnings.

Participants will be screened so please schedule a phone meeting with Julia to determine if this workshop is for you.

Feb. 14-17 – Valentines day through Presidents day workshop

Accommodations at the retreat house are limited to 4. Workshop cost with accommodation – $825 per person. Commuter cost: $300. Space may be available to stay on for extra nights before or after the workshop.

March 26-29, 2020 – DIY Publishing & Marketing E-books

No matter what genre of writing you do, or business you engage in, you need to take advantage of of today’s most cost effective way to get published – online.  You’ve got the book idea and perhaps you’ve written it. Now you need to format it for reading on kindle and nook and ibooks and upload it to vendors like Amazon. It is easier than you think to self-publish. A bit more time consuming to publish and promote. But it doesn’t have to break you financially. My goal, when I publish, is to break even BEFORE my ebook hits the e-stores. I’ll show you how. Join author and indie publisher Julia Lore in this workshop that will walk you through the process of publishing and marketing your own E-Books. You will leave with a strategy and a budget in place, and loads of encouragement to fuel your publishing goals.

Cost Includes: Welcome winedown first evening, accommodations with breakfast, and touring ideas. Morning and evening workshop sessions focused on tricks of the trade,  and shortcuts to success. Accommodations at the retreat house are limited to 4. Workshop cost with accommodation – $825 per person. Commuter cost is $300. Space may be available to stay on for extra nights before or after the workshop.

Please fill out the Key West Writer’s Retreat contact form and tell me which workshop you would like to attend and a little about yourself, your writing experience and goals.

I’ll get back to you promptly!

Spaces fill fast so I encourage you to inquire today.

About the Retreat House:

This beautiful location only 15 minutes into downtown Key West with spectacular open water views will enhance your creativity and soothe your soul. The 4-bedroom and 2-bath house layout includes 2 bedrooms with bath on opposite sides of the house. Two guest rooms have full water views. There is also an additional bedroom that has twin beds. For individuals or couples on retreat, a beautiful room with a view of the water and private bath awaits you. For small groups – four can be hosted at the house – two in the view rooms and 2 in the room with twin beds. The house is on one level (not elevated on stilts) so those with mobility issues can access all rooms and patio easily.