On Retreat: A One-Day Writing Retreat, with Emily Lackey

Time is what every writer seems to crave and lack the most. No matter how many promises or writing dates we make with ourselves, so many things get in the way: families to care for, appointments to keep, houses to clean, streaming platforms to distract. Sometimes, you have to just get away. It also helps to have accountability, and a beautiful, quiet place to work. In this all-day retreat, writers will come together at our peaceful and inspiring Florence, MA studio for a full day of writing. No interruptions! Feed your creativity, boost your productivity, find inspiration, and build community. During the retreat, writers will set multiple achievable goals for the day, find inspiration in a rotating series of prompts, and have the opportunity to check in if they’re feeling stuck. The day will include an hour break for lunch, but writers are welcome to bring their own bag lunch and work through the break. In person. 

Saturday, January 13th, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ($70)

Emily Lackey is Writers in Progress’s Assistant Director. Her stories and essays have been published in Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, Post Road, The Literary Review, Longreads, The Rumpus, Green Mountains Review, and The Huffington Post, among others. She was a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Newnan ArtRez. After receiving her MFA from the University of New Hampshire, she taught writing at the University of New Hampshire and in the graduate writing program at Southern New Hampshire University.   Find out more at http://www.emilylackey.com

Emily Lackey