Patricia Ann Chaffee
Patricia Ann Chaffee 

Creating a Writing Life Retreats

for Emerging Writers

(And aren't we all emerging and in process?)


Saturday, July 28, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

At St. Edmund’s Retreat, Ender’s Island, Mystic, CT

(Waterfront on Long Island Sound)

All-inclusive: Coffee & Danish, Lunch, Program

Registration: $155

($5 discount for registration by July 1)


2018 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


Inspiring& empowering writers for over a decade !


  • Nourishment for body, mind & creative spirit
  • Intimate, small group setting
  • Non-Judgmental atmosphere
  • All genres, all levels of ability welcome
  • Be inspired! Embrace possibilities!
  • Honor your gifts
  • For emerging writers
  • …And those who just need a nudge


Gunilla Norris

June 2017 Retreat at Mercy By the Sea

2016 Creating A Writing Life Retreat

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Creating a Writing Life Retreat are Presented by professional writer Patricia Ann Chaffee who designs writing retreats to nourish the soul, awaken the muse and honor the literary voices within all of us during an inspiring, encouraging day by the ocean. The program is filled with nourishment for the body, soul and creative spirit, with balanced time to be alone as well as time together. Engaging with other like- minded souls the spirit of Creating a Writing Life will be revealed. Learn the steps it takes to create your own writing life in an intimate, judgment free, small group setting. All genres, all levels of ability welcome.



2015 Creating a Writing Life Retreat


Adam von Gootkin  2015 retreat speaker


This year we welcome special guest speaker Adam von Gootkin, Writer and co-founder of Onyx Spirits Company. He has worked with a literary agent, traditional publishers and releases his book, "Living Proof - Onyx Moonshine's Journey to Revive the American Spirit",  about his entrepreneurial  journey,  later this year. His enthusiasm and energetic spirit are sure to inspire.              















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