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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.

Our Summer 2020 retreats scheduled for June and July have been postponed due to COVID-19 health protocols and travel restrictions. Please check back for new dates, which we hope to be able to schedule for Fall 2020.  

From Friday June 26 through Friday July 3, Jen Hutchison was to have led participants focused on general fiction. 

From Monday July 13 through Monday July 20, Kristen Harnisch was to have led an intensive focused predominantly on historical fiction. 

To Apply

We will post updated application instructions once we have new dates confirmed. Meanwhile, if you are interested in applying, and would like to know more about our retreats, please email us with questions! 

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