A Writers Retreat for Women, Bar Harbor, Maine, Sept. 2015

Writing and Creativity Retreat for Women in Bar Harbor Maine, Sept 2015

Write your stories and explore your creativity at the 2015 writers' retreat for women in Bar Harbor, Maine, home of Acadia National Park. Our days together flow in magical rhythms rising from the soulful land — the rocky ledges, the sea, the air.

Here, with all your needs wonderfully cared for, you will experience what Maria Rainer Rilke, an exquisite observer of the creative life, meant when he wrote, "And then the knowledge comes to me that I have space within me for a second, timeless, larger life."

"Emily’s writing and creativity retreat was my Gift to myself for finishing my novel. And what a gift it is!" ~ Camilla Chance

On this ten day writers' retreat, we will share our writing, circle work, meals, and relationships with each other. As the days pass, we will shed our outer-world selves and enter the timeless space within.

Rising Sun Cottage, home of the 2015 Women's Writing and Creativity RetreatThis writing and creativity retreat is held at Rising Sun Cottage, my house on the rocks high above Frenchman's Bay. My husband and I designed the house (built in 2013) to welcome the sea and the land into the creative and nourishing inner space. All rooms have views of the ocean crashing on the granite rocks below the house.

"On this amazing 10 day writing and creativity retreat, the environment of Emily's home, inside and out, was yet another layer of pleasure and joy that encouraged the creative flow." ~ Alida Sherman

I have designed the retreat so that all your needs are met, leaving you free to explore your inner self and the depths of your writing and creative journey. You will return from the retreat nurturing a haven within yourself, a protected space for your writing and all the creative work you love.

We meet in sessions, twice a day and sometimes in the evenings. There are three hours free in the afternoons—for alone time, or soaking in the hot tub, or exploring the wonders of Acadia, one of the most beloved National Parks in the country. Our shorefront is a two minute walk from the house and there are several lovely trails accessible from Rising Sun Cottage. Eagles often fly overhead!

This writing retreat in Bar Harbor, Maine was an affirmation that I was in exactly the right place at exactly the right time in my life. My writing and sense of myself as a creative woman increased exponentially."  ~ Susan

Our meeting room is spacious with spectacular views of the ocean. We designed the house to be infused with the gorgeous light and salt air breezes. But just in case, we also have central air conditioning.

Our three meals are cooked and served by our private chef... our meals are one of the many high points of the day!

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