Spring Thaw 2017

Spring Thaw 2017

April 21-23, or April 21-25, 2017

Looking for writing time? Polishing a project? Don’t miss Spring Thaw.
This all-inclusive writing retreat is held at the fabulous Elmhirst’s Resort on Rice Lake in Keene. Stay for the weekend or treat yourself to an extra two days of writing.

    • 10-page manuscript evaluation with written feedback from Ruth and Gwynn
    • one-on-one consultation with either Gwynn or Ruth
    • private writing time
    • optional daytime creativity sessions to fire up your pen
    • a companion workbook with inspiration, prompts and supports
    • optional evening activities to network and share ideas and inspiration with retreat colleagues
    • comfortable cottages with wood-burning fireplace
    • first-class amenities and delicious meals


Your weekend, your way

Program Room
Program Room

Tailor your weekend to suit your needs.There is an agenda and formal programming but you choose what sessions and activities will work for you.

Write in your jammies

Sunrise photo of cottage at ElmhirstWriting in-cottage

Cozy cottages are stocked for your breakfast. Enjoy your private room with shared living areas including living room, full kitchen and bathrooms. Those who want to hunker down and write don’t need to surface until lunch.

Dinner with a view

Dinners are a delight in the lakeside dining room. Elmhirst's Sunday Brunch

Special dietary needs are always accommodated with advance notice.

The Sunday brunch at Elmhirst’s Resort is legendary and a highlight for many of our retreat participants.


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Maximum of 20 participants. Extend Your Pen option available for a maximum of 10 participants.

Cottagers and residents — send us an email for the Spring Thaw Day Rate

Cancellation Policy & Useful Information ST2016

When payment is received, a Writescape representative will contact you by email to confirm your registration. Thank you for registering with Writescape.

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