As writers, we sometimes need to get away from the everyday grind that monopolizes our time, energy and creativity. 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 Ohio Writers Retreats membership group was organized in 2009, to help us escape for a weekend or more. We'll feature, sponsor, co-sponsor and present writing retreats that offer getaway options closer to home, here in Ohio.  Meetup Organizer and writing coach Steve FitzGerald leads both our small-group retreats and private, individual retreats. If you're most interested in scheduling a private (not a group) retreat, contact Steve by clicking the envelope below the organizer's photo.

We hope you'll join our meetup group today!

IMPORTANT: There are currently no membership dues to become a member of the Ohio Writers Retreats group, now known as 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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Writers, Get Away With Us!

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    $270.00 per person
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    May 6, 2015 10:00 PM
    "The President's Cottage"
    4 Grape Lane, Middle Bass Island, Lake Erie, OH (map)
    4th Annual Springtime Island Writers Retreat... Our 2015 group writing retreat is at the century-old "President's Cottage" on Middle Bass Island, from Friday, May 15th to Sunday, May 17th.  Get away with us and spend quality time with your writing and enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded writers!  Check out photos from last year's retreat:... Learn more

    Hosted by: Steve F. (Writing Coach)

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