This 5-day retreat on the Oregon Coast will include daily writing sessions, analysis of works in progress, and time for exploration and reflection.
The days will be broken into four periods:
  • Creative time to work on your projects
  • Theory and Technique Instruction
  • Guided group analysis time to support growth in understanding of deconstruction and reconstruction of works in progress
  • Free time for exploration, open discussion, or napping.
The retreat is based on the Fiction Fluency courses taught by Eric Witchey, and alumni of those courses will get the most out of the programming. However, writers who want to jump in the deep end of that pool headfirst are also welcome. The only requirements are creativity, an open mind, a calm demeanor, and a thick skin.
Enrollment will be open to Fiction Fluency Alumni first. Registration opens for the general public on January 10.


The Fiction Fluency Coastal Retreat will be held at the Aha Lodge in Yachats on the Oregon coast (87 miles from Eugene). Attendance is limited to 8 participants, plus instructor.
Accommodations are in a private rental home. The 7-bedroom home is on 1.3 acres with ocean views and plenty of parking. The home features a full kitchen and 3.5 baths with linens, and towels provided.
Just bring your toiletries, writing materials, and your own meals, drinks, and snacks. There is a coffee pot; if you’re a coffee drinker, you might want to bring your own coffee.
Tuition includes all instruction and sleeping accommodations. Meals are not included. However, most folks participate in a volunteer-coordinated potluck.
The weekend begins at 4pm Saturday, May 4th,  and goes until noon on Friday, May 10th.
COST: $650 Private Room/$475 Shared Room with Queen Bed/$425 Shared Room with  Twin Bed

PLEASE NOTE: meals are not provided. The home is equipped with a full kitchen to bring your own meals. Several local restaurants are nearby. Breakfast and lunch will be on your own (though we will all eat together). Most folks participate in the volunteer-coordinated potlucks for evening meals, and we may head out to restaurants a few evenings.
Saturday evening meal arrangements will be discussed before the retreat starts. Options include pot luck, bringing your own meal, or going to a local restaurant.
This home is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need any accessibility accommodations.
Please note: pets are not allowed (Service animals, of course, are welcome).