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( PLEASE NOTE: If you are more interested in a private one-on-one writing retreat or weekly coaching sessions with Steve FitzGerald, please email him via for details.  Group retreats are announced and spots for them are reserved here on Meetup at )

As writers, we sometimes have to get away from the everyday grind that monopolizes our time, focus and creative energy. It helps if we can escape the "rat race" and rediscover the craft and pleasure of our writing in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.

The Island Writers Club (formerly known as Ohio Writers Retreats) was organized in 2009, to help writers get away to make progress writing and also to be in the company of like-minded writers. We'll feature, sponsor, co-sponsor and present writing retreats that offer island getaway options.  Meetup Organizer and Writing Coach Steve FitzGerald leads the small-group retreats and the private, individual retreats. You can learn more about Steve's background and read retreaters' reviews by visiting

We hope you'll join our meetup group today and then plan ahead to attend the retreat that's right for you!

Currently, there are no membership dues to join the Island Writers Club, but the retreats we sponsor, co-sponsor or feature will require that you reserve in advance and pay a fee to attend and cover costs.

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    6th Autumn Island Writers Group Weekend Retreat

    $245.00 per person
    RSVP deadline:
    Sep 23, 2017 11:45 PM
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    Now's the time to plan your weekend writers retreat on the island... your last chance this year! Reserve Now and Join Us for Our Small-Group Weekend Writers Retreat at the "President's Cottage." (Any profits from this retreat will go toward rehabbing the cottage.) Our 6th Autumn Writers Retreat on Middle Bass Island is Friday, September 29th... Learn more

    Hosted by: Steve F. (Writing Coach)

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