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As writers, we sometimes need to get away from the everyday grind that monopolizes our time, focus and energy. It helps if we can escape to rediscover the craft and pleasure of 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.  Meetup organizer and writing coach Steve FitzGerald schedules and hosts several solo "One-Plus-One" retreats each year. You can learn more about Steve -- and read testimonials -- by visiting

Join and get away for your writing retreat this year.

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