Writing Retreats with StoryStudio

Put your responsibilities on hold for a while as you join us on one of our many writing retreats. We’re pleased to once again partner with Ragdale, as well as various other organizations, to provide time, space, and inspiration for your writing. Our instructors and locations will change year to year, and we’re excited to continue to grow our offerings.


RAGDALE

For over 100 years, Ragdale has provided the time and space for artists and writers to delve deeply into creative endeavors, and today it has a tangible energy that feeds your work from the moment you arrive.

“One of the unique features of Ragdale is its unbroken continuity as a center for art and creativity. It has been, without interruption, the home of artists.” 

– Arthur Miller, in the Introduction to Ragdale: A History and Guide by Alice Hayes and Susan Moon.

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, Ragdale has a spectacular setting that offers the best of nature and architecture. See below for open dates.

UPCOMING RAGDALE RETREAT DATES
registration to open April 13 at 9am CT

Weekend One: June 10-12, 2022

Ragdale and StoryStudio Chicago are pleased to announce our first writing retreat of the year this summer, June 10-12, 2022, with author Abby Geni. Spots for the retreat are first come, first served. Click below for different rooms and prices.

Weekend Two: September 2-4, 2022

Ragdale and StoryStudio Chicago are pleased to announce the second writing retreat of the year, September 2-4, 2022, with author Lindsay Hunter. Spots for the retreat are first come, first served. Click below for different rooms and prices.

Special Week-Long Master Workshop: October 24-29, 2022

As part of Ragdale’s new series of Master Workshops, StoryStudio is proud to offer a week-long experience, led by Nami Mun and two guest lecturers, to be announced. Spots for the retreat are first come, first served, limited to 10 attendees. Click below for different rooms and prices.



WASHINGTON ISLAND

Since its inception at the beginning of this century, the Hotel on Washington Island has been a place to rest, join others, delight in a meal, and attend a workshop. The owner, Jeannie Kokes, says “the mission is to care for the island community, guests and planet, expand our sustainable practices, source and exist responsibly.” 

Located in northern Wisconsin, Washington Island is only accessible by ferry. Their menus are seasonal; sourced and inspired by the local farmers and growers they love, made from scratch in their kitchen.

StoryStudio is delighted to partner up with Washington Island for a long-weekend retreat on the island. We hope that you enjoy the charm of the historic hotel and find inspiration and motivation during your stay. 

UPCOMING WASHINGTON ISLAND RETREAT DATES
registration to open May 2 at 9am CT

November 3-6, 2022

Washington Island Hotel and StoryStudio Chicago are pleased to announce our first writing retreat on the beautiful island of Washington Island, during the first weekend in November, with author Juan Martinez. Spots for the retreat are first come, first served.

Click below for different rooms and prices.


DO YOU HAVE A COTTAGE, FARM, BEAUTIFUL CASTLE YOU’D LIKE TO OFFER UP FOR A RETREAT LOCATION? WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTNER WITH US FOR A RETREAT?

EMAIL OUR DIRECTOR OF SIGNATURE PROGRAMS, SARA CUTAIA: SARA@STORYSTUDIOCHICAGO.ORG