New Year’s Retreat, Five Days! (Per-Day Version)


Generative writing retreat, open to all genres. January 3-7, Wednesday-Sunday. Each day is $110; please select the number of days you would like. Come in person or via Zoom–-the retreat is hybrid!

Schedule: 9am-4pm. Lunch will be served at noon.


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Daily schedule:

We start at 9am. Nerissa will gather everyone in her front room and on screens for a short discussion and 5-minute lightning prompt. A second prompt will be given at 10am. We’ll break for lunch at noon.

At 1pm, Nerissa will give a third prompt, and we write until 3pm when we break for an hour of sharing.


There will be coffee, tea, light snacks and seltzer all day long. Nerissa will also provide a hearty one-dish grain and vegetable salad for lunch. You may bring your own bagged lunch to keep in the studio refrigerator. There is also a microwave available. The lunch break will be long enough for a drive into Northampton, 1.3 miles away.

Winter retreat is a great opportunity to assess the old year and plan for the new. Take a week to exercise your muse, deepen your writing practice, and make some new friends. If you would like to come for the full five days, you can choose this option.


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