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The 2020 Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat – Dates announced – Applications open – Early payment discounts available

The 2020 Woodstock Writers’ Retreat will take place from Wednesday July 22nd to Tuesday July 28th.

Applications are now open for the 2020 Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat

Tired of the “star system” at writers’ workshops? Looking for a place offering time to write as well as fellowship and critique from other professionals? The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat may be for you!

Designed for the “mid-career” literary writer, the retreat took place at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan from 2003 to 2011. In 2012, retaining the original format, we moved to the historic Byrdcliffe Guild on Mt. Guardian overlooking Woodstock, NY. Byrdcliffe, a historic arts colony in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, has hosted such writers as Charlotte Perkins Gillman, John Burroughs, Will Durant, Thomas Mann, Wallace Stevens, as well as artists, musicians, actors and journalists.

Recharge your batteries, pick up new ideas and techniques, make friends and influence people, write and work with a discerning group of peers at Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat, a professional-level writers’ retreat and peer workshop with a comfortable, egalitarian atmosphere at a modest cost. Join us for our 18th year!!

Very small groups, lots of writing time. Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry manuscript groups, depending on who signs up. We do not use “teachers,” but participants are capable peer critics.Limited to 18 participants.

Residential and non-residential options available. Air conditioned bedrooms available. Cook for yourself or go to one of the many local eateries.

Thank you all for a week filled with inspiration, craft, laughter and good chatting.
Hope to keep in touch!

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Thank you one and all for a great experience in exceptional company.

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Early sign-up discounts expire June 1

NEW ATTENDEES please sign up at:

PREVIOUS ATTENDEES please look for an email with a link to your own sign-up page. If you did not yet receive an email from us, please email us

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