6-Day Creative Writing Retreat in Collioure, France
Photo by Ian Smith
When June 2021 (exact days TBA)
Where The village of Collioure is in the very south of France where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean. The place smells of salt, earth, lavender, citrus, and rose. Attendees will stay at the historic Hôtel des Templiers, in the center of the old village, steps away from beach, cafés, shops, and the Château Royale. The Templiers was a popular haunt of Matisse, Derain, Picasso, Dali, and other painters who came to make art in Collioure, and continues to be popular among artists and writers to this day.
Instructors Nomi Eve, MFA Program Drector Karen Karbo, best-selling author of 16 works of fiction and non-fiction
Cohort Size The retreat is limited to 12 students.
Cost Early Bird: $2,500 Regular: $3,000 These are 2020 prices and may be slightly adjusted for 2021.
Included in the Cost Daily writing workshops, evening craft talks, one-on-one manuscript consultations, afternoon sensory adventures in Collioure, ground transportation from Perpignan, six nights lodging in single rooms with AC and ensuite bathrooms, and most meals (prepared by retreat chef Emily Park).
Not Included in the Cost Air transportation or course credits.
Credit Option MFA students can take the retreat for elective credit or simply to awaken their writing self or deepen and improve their work. Credits must be paid for separately at the MFA per-credit rate.