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Descanso Creatives Writers' Retreats

Adventures in Writing - Small Groups - Beautiful Destinations

Descanso--an intentional rest or pause to catch one's breath before continuing the journey.

Colle Val d'Elsa, Italy

ITALY 2018

At Villa Sabolini, Colle Val d'Elsa, Italy.

"Writing Life from the Five Senses", 

Memoir, Song, Poetry and Fiction.

May 16th - 23rd, 2018

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Road in Ireland


At Clone House, in County Wicklow, Ireland.

"Magic and Mysticism: Writing in the Thin Places".

September 1st - 8th, 2019

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Texas Hill Country Sunset

TEXAS 2021

At Vintage Oaks Farm, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, famous for down home hospitality. "The Art of the Finish: From Inspiration to Publication."

PLANNING for the future

You will take these photos!


Here's what our participant writers are saying....

...about the food and lodging...

"Superb! A lot of care went into choosing such idyllic retreat locations! Bravo!"

...about the quality of inspiration...


"Originally I signed up to accompany my partner, knowing she would enjoy the experience. Little did I know that I would soon be immersed in my own writing.This was life-changing." 

"Wow! I never imagined I would come home so inspired!" 

"If you have ever dreamed of dignifying your own creativity--this is the way to do it."

...about the group experience and leadership...


"The small group, the relaxed schedule, the personal attention--unbeatable."

"I learned the difference between a writer and a non writer is that the writer DOES it. So now I have a writing habit."

...about the music...

"Somehow the morning cello meditation time got me writing every day.  What a surprise!"


Picture yourself in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with us.







Looking forward to being in touch,

Chick Morgan, Ph.D.

Eileen S. (“Chick”) Morgan, Ph.D.

Director of Programs

Descanso Creative Writers' Retreats

Bordeaux at night
Rue Sainte-Catherine (Bordeaux) 2005
Cellist Hands by Rick Byars
hillside with grape plants

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