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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.

We have scheduled our Summer 2022 retreats! Registration is now open. Proof of Covid vaccination will be required to register. 

Please join Karin Gutman, founder of Spirit of Story, for a memoir-writing workshop from Friday, June 24 through Friday, July 1, 2022. NOW CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS--WE'RE FULLY BOOKED !!! We welcome your application for 2023. 

JUST ANNOUNCED!! Please join Amy Wallen, author of 
the Los Angeles Times bestselling novel Moon Pies and Movie Stars and the memoir When We Were Ghouls: A Memoir of Ghost Stories. for a creative writing workshop from Friday, July 8 through Friday, July 15, 2022.  This retreat is custom-made for pie lovers! Pies will be baked, served and contemplated from literary and culinary angles. 

Please join Jen Hutchison, founder and publisher of Journeys to Words Publishing, for a Master Class for experienced writers from Friday, July 22 through Friday, July 29, 2022. ONE PLACE LEFT!!! 

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.

2022 Rates

The workshop is $4500 per week, including all meals, wine and beverages, seven nights' lodging in a beautiful and comfortable room in the chateau, and local excursions. The fee does not include transportation, meals eaten out, or travel insurance, which we recommend purchasing.

Who We Are

 Karin Gutman
Amy Wallen
Jen Hutchison




April Eberhardt
Aimery de Moucheron
& Cynthia Cooke