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.

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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At Clone House, in County Wicklow, Ireland.

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

September 1st - 8th, 2019

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In beautiful Bordeaux, France, famous for producing world-class wine since the first century. "The Art of the Finish: get it done, get it edited, get it out".

PLANNING for 2021

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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 Southern France 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

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