Patricia Ann Chaffee
Patricia Ann Chaffee 

Writer ~ Poet ~ Photographer ~ Retreat Guide ~ Spiritual Director ~ Expressive Arts Facilitator ~ Simple Living Advocate - Creating A Writing Life Facilitator

Beachcombing Your Memoir

At the Studio on the Pond, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Saturday, October 6,  2018


Register Today!

$195 per person

(includes continental breakfast, lunch, & full day program)


Jill Moretti of Wakefield works on a writing prompt during a recent Studio On the Pond retreat. Retreats are offered to a limited number of writers in  the private, waterfront studio of author Grace Farrell. Won't you join us?

Presented by Pulitzer Prize nominee, Grace Farrell , and award-winning journalist, Patricia Ann Chaffee, the event will include writing, sharing work, lunch and renewal for the body, mind and spirit. 


Registration is $195 per person for the all- inclusive gathering. Studio on the Pond, is located on the Rhode Island shore in Charlestown and limited overnight accommodations are available. Call (860)536-0051 or email to register or for more information.

We had a fantastic day on Ender's Island for this year's                     Creating A Writing Life Retreat on July 28 !                     20 writers participated and shared their joys and                               challenges of the writing life. 

Creating A Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers 
(and those who need to get unstuck)

Saturday, July 28
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
At St. Edmund’s Retreat, Ender’s Island, Mystic, CT     
(11 Waterfront acres on Long Island Sound - visit )

Guest Speaker

Gunilla Norris is the author of eleven children's novels, two books of poetry and nine books on the spirituality of the everyday. Being Home, Becoming Bread, Inviting Silence, A Mystic Garden, Simple Ways, Sheltered in the Heart, Match, Embracing the Seasons and Companions on the Way. She has been a psychotherapist in private practice for more than 40 years and has had the privileged of accompanying many people on their journeys to growth and healing.

Learn more about her on the web

Registration: $155
($5 discount for registrations received by July 1)

To register: Email your complete contact info to me at with your request to register and I'll send you payment information.  Or call (860) 536-0051. There is only 1 Creating A Writing Life Retreat this summer so register early as space is limited. 

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