Temporarily Postponed

Descanso Creatives Writers' Retreat 2020 

Vintage Oaks Farm, Wimberley, Texas

The Art of the Finish: From Inspiration to Publication

Thursday, September 10th - Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Beautiful views of Vintage Oaks Farm main meeting hall, our gathering place

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



Descanso Creatives is offering a writers' weekend dedicated to the "Art of the Finish."  Come gather with us in the Texas Hill Country and learn from two published writers and editors some new ways to move toward completing and publishing your own work.

We will be gathering in a small group at the beautiful Vintage Oaks Farm. Nathan and Ashley Brown will lead our retreat, Dirje Childs will be the cellist in residence, and I, Chick Morgan, will handle all the programming and administration.  (You can read more about Nathan, Ashley and Dirje here, and more about me here.)

Topics we'll unpack will include: anatomy of the arc of finishing, organizing your work, a look inside the current publishing world, a publishing and self/publishing how-to, practical exercises to frame your book topic and talk/write about it succinctly, editing basics, and more! And, as with all our Descanso adventures, we will have ample time for reflection, time together and cellosong.


We are excited to offer this retreat for $495.00.


This price includes the retreat programming itself, and all meals except one dinner (lodging and transport are not included.) Though we have temporarily postponed this retreat, we are already receiving “Save Me A Place!” emails from writers and artists from previous Descanso Retreats! Spaces are limited. If you are interested in information on the flow of the weekend, details about meals and more, and want to be placed on our “Save Me A Place!” list, please contact me by clicking the button below. 


Expressing interest and being placed on the "Save Me A Place!" list does not obligate you to attend the retreat.  Once we contact you with further details, your "Save Me A Place!" status will give you an opportunity to get first dibs on a spot. 

I'm looking forward to hearing from you,

Chick Morgan, Ph.D.

Eileen S. (“Chick”) Morgan, Ph.D.

Director of Programs

Descanso Creative Writers' Retreats

If you wish to explore our beautiful retreat site--Vintage Oaks Farm, please click here for a look at their website.


Want a more in-depth retreat experience? Page through our gallery site for pictures from our past adventures (on the "More" tab above). Explore the rest of the tabs.You will find preliminary information about our plans for a retreat in Bordeaux, France in September 2021. Feel free to click the button below to be in touch to learn more.....