14th Annual | Fearless Writing on the Blue Ridge | Lake Logan Retreat for Women


Thursday, November 3 to Monday, November 7, 2016

Engage with other women writers using Centered Writing Practice in a safe supportive circle. Open to new and returning participants at any level of writing, this 5-day, 4-night retreat provides ample time to sink into your writing. Here is the answer to all those times you’ve said, “If I only had the time!” 

Held at Lake Logan Center outside Canton, NC forty miles west of Asheville, NC. Although the Center is operated by the Episcopal  Church, ClarityWorks is not affiliated with that or any other religious organization. Limited to 11 women.

$1170 Early Bird until July 31; $1220 thereafter.  ALL INCLUSIVE. 

A writing retreat for 11 women in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Spend your days at Lake Logan, near the Blue Ridge Parkway and Cold Mountain.

“I feel that during these retreats my writing moves up a notch–I trust my own voice more, go deeper, and produce.  The retreats are also an amazing way to feel a part of a community of women who write!” — Katherine Johnson  | Read more endorsements for Peggy’s retreats  here.

We inhabit three cottages on the lakefront.  Mornings, we meet in Sunburst Cottage with its stone fireplace and use Centered Writing Practice to inspire new material and to explore writing tools and craft. In the afternoon, we practice silence and write in our rooms, on the decks, or in the many nooks and crannies around the grounds, hike the forest trails, or nap. In the evening, we read our work and receive feedback. We also have time for Q&A and socializing.

Each person has a private room and bath. In addition to 4 rooms, each cottage has a living room, kitchenette, and deck. We walk or drive to the dining hall, approximately a mile away.

Check-in from 3 pm Thursday; check-out by 11:30 am Monday.

To reserve your space, contact Peggy by e-mail, or call at 919-294-8751.

New applicants: please call for an appointment to talk with Peggy and  submit a writing sample* (3-5 pages double spaced) to give Peggy an idea of where you are with your writing.

*Don’t worry, this is not a competition.

Payment and Refund Policies

-Space is limited to eleven (11) participants.
-Registrations for a retreat must be accompanied by a $500 deposit upon acceptance.
-Full refund less $50 processing fee is given if cancel before June 30.
-After June 30, a full refund less $100 processing fee if a replacement can be found by August 31.
-Payment balance is due by August 31.
-No refund is given after August 31. Registration after this date must be accompanied by payment in full.
-A full refund of retreat fee is made if ClarityWorks cancels the event.
*Consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance in the event of a medical emergency.