Writing Retreats

 

2017 Writing Retreats

William Bernhardt has become one of the most in-demand writing instructors in the nation, regularly appearing on the faculty at conferences in Hawaii, New York, and in other venues across the country. Bill also hosts small-group workshops for aspiring writers struggling with a work-in-progress. Each retreat consists of several intense, inspiring days learning the art and craft of writing with hands-on instruction, exercises, discussions of writing topics and issues, editing, and advice specifically addressing each participant's work-in-progress.  

 

June 21-25, 2017 East Coast Retreat
Dolliver's Neck Road
Gloucester MA 01930

Bill will lead a five-day intensive workshop at this beautiful coastal location near Boston and Rockport. Participants will submit work in advance for Bill to review. Each day the class will meet for 4-6 hours daily, including instruction from Bill as well as presentations by other published writers, plus free time to write. The content of the course will be tailored to participants. 



June 28-July 2, 2017 Deep South Retreat
The Veranda
252 Seavy Street
Senoia GA 30276
866-598-3905
http://verandabandbinn.com

Bill will lead a five-day intensive workshop for writers at this beautiful and historic inn near Atlanta. Participants will submit work in advance for Bill to review. Each day the class will meet for 4-6 hours, plus free time to write. The content of the course will be tailored to participants. Room availability at the Veranda is limited, so book as soon as possible by calling 866-598-3905.



July 5-9, 2017 Ozark Mountains Retreat
The Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow
515 Spring Street
Eureka Springs AR 72632
479 253 7444
www.writerscolony.org

Bill will lead a four-day intensive workshop for writers who want to take their work to the next level. Participants will submit work in advance for Bill to review. Each day will have several classes, plus free time to write in one of the most gorgeous creative environments on earth. The content of the course will be tailored to participants. Assuming space is still available, you can stay at the Writers Colony, or stay elsewhere and come to the Colony for the classes. Reservations at the Writers Colony must be booked separately by calling (479) 253-7444. Rooms at the Colony are in beautiful condition, specifically designed to accomodate writers, and a fantastic bargain at $75 a night, most meals included.

 

July 19-23, 2017 West Coast Retreat
Corona del Mar CA 92647 (near Huntington Beach)

Bill will lead a five-day intensive workshop for writers at this beautiful oceanside location near Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Diego. Participants will submit work in advance for Bill to review. Each day the class will meet for 4-6 hours, plus free time to write. The content of the course will be tailored to participants.



July 26-30, 2017 Southwest Retreat
2801 Parklawn Drive
Midwest City OK 73110

Bill will lead an advanced five-day intensive workshop for writers who want to take their work to the next level. Participants will submit work in advance for Bill to review and edit. Each day the class will meet for 4-6 hours. The retreat will cover both writing advice and current publishing approaches and options. Specific topics will be based upon the participant's work and interests. This retreat is designed for serious writers who want to produce a polished book and see it published.


The cost for the five-day retreats is $499, which can be paid below. This is the cost of the class and does not include lodging, food, or travel expenses, which must be arranged separately.



For more information call 405 203 8641 or email willbern@gmail.com


Registration

To register for one or more writing retreats, complete the sign-up form below (processed by PayPal). If you prefer to register or pay by phone, call 405-203-8641.

 
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What Past Participants Say About the Retreats

“After three years of wallowing in a manuscript that wasn’t going anywhere, I attended Bill’s 2008 seminar. By December, the manuscript was finished and by March 2009, I had an offer.”
— 2014 Seminar Participant – Tulsa

“Bill’s seminar was the most valuable, practical, and enjoyable learning experience I have ever had. Well-structured, challenging, and affirming, this intensive course is essential for all serious writers who want the guidance of a New York-savvy instructor.”
— 2015 Seminar participant – Hawaii

“I learned more during Bill’s one-week seminar than I have in the past five years of reading twenty-plus “How to Write” books. Bill’s gift for teaching and creating a caring atmosphere proved invaluable.”
— 2013 Seminar participant – New York

“The seminar was hard work and Bill challenged me to produce my best. I came away confident I can complete a novel that editors and agents will think worth publishing.”
— 2010 Seminar participant – Idaho Falls

"Thanks so much for a great seminar.  Each day I felt challenged.  You made me strive to be a better writer.  I have several friends who are published writers.  But I've learned more from you in the past few days than in all the years I've known them.  But let's don't tell them that."
— 2016 Seminar participant – Oklahoma City

"This was thirty years of experience condensed into one week.  Thank you!"
— 2011 Seminar participant – Tulsa

"This seminar changed my life.  Now I know I can write this book--and others."
— 2014 Seminar participant – Oklahoma City