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La Poterie Retreat & Workshop

The Week

The best of "retreat" & "workshop": rigorous group discussion of your manuscript, sessions on writing craft & publishing, ample daily solitude, one-on-one conferences, local excursions, and gourmet meals — all in an inspired setting.

In Summer 2020 we will host two retreats:

From Friday June 26 through Friday July 3, Jen Hutchison will lead participants focused on general fiction. 

From Monday July 13 through Monday July 20, Kristen Harnisch will offer an intensive focused predominantly on historical fiction. 

To Apply

Please complete and submit the application form no later than April 1, 2020 indicating your choice of session. Once we receive your application we will contact you promptly.

The Location

Despite its proximity to the better-known Loire Valley, le Pays Vallée du Loir—two hours southwest of Paris by train in France's Sarthe region—is a well-kept secret.


Who We Are

Kristen Harnisch
Jennifer Hutchison
Jennifer Hutchison
April Eberhardt
Aimery de Moucheron
& Cynthia Cooke
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