Top 5 Overseas Writing Retreats in 2017

Posts about writing retreats have been popping up in my feed from all different sources over the past few weeks. Here’s the top 5 international writing retreats (that I’d love to attend) held in 2017 by Australian Authors.



  1. “A Writing Retreat and Literary Tour in Oxford and the Cotswolds” with Kate Forsyth

Bestselling, award-winning author of 39 books, Kate Forsyth is teaching a magical writing retreat in the Cotswolds. I recently attended a workshop run by Kate and she is amazing. I highly recommend soaking up any wisdom she bestows on you! It runs from 27th August- 3rd September 2017. More info on Kate’s website.

  1. “Tell Me a Story” in Fiji with Pamela Cook

Australian rural fiction author Pamela Cook is running an intensive writing course in commercial fiction in a Fijian resort.  It runs from April 29th– May 6th 2017. More info on Pamela’s website.

  1. “Winter in Wales” with Tess Woods

Perth-based Author and Physiotherapist Tess Woods, is hosting a 6 night writers retreat in the countryside in Wales. It runs from December 9th-15th 2017. More info on Tess’s website.

  1. “Memoir Writing in Paris” with Patti Miller

Renowned memoir author, Patti Miller hosts a 17 day writing retreat in Paris starting on 12th October 2017. I’ve heard great things about this course! More info available here.

  1. “Writing and Walking the Wilds of Scotland” with Dr Inga Simpson

For writers with an interest in the natural world, Dr Inga Simpson and archaeologist Dr Christopher Carter will host a walking tour and writing retreat in Scotland. It runs for 18 days from 12th– 29th August, 2017. More info available here.


Some of these retreats have already booked out, but pop by the author websites for details on waiting lists and updates on future retreats.


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