The Black Fly Writers Retreat is an inspiring four-day, three-night weekend of workshops, readings, and writing. The 2019 Black Fly Writers Retreat will be held from Thursday, May 2–Sunday, May 5.

Black Fly Writers Retreat attendees spend three mornings in workshops of no more than twelve participants working with one instructor. Afternoons will be open for writing and optional individual meetings with the instructors. In addition to the intensive workshops and one-on-one sessions, the weekend will include faculty and participant readings.

Shoreline Camps is a cluster of rustic, lakeside cabins. Each cabin will house a varying number of Black Fly Writing Retreat attendees. Each cabin includes its own bathroom, a living room, an equipped kitchen, fresh linens, blankets, and bath towels. Each cabin includes a wood stove and outdoor fireplace with complementary firewood.


Fiction with Sarah Braunstein
Memoir with Elizabeth Peavey
Poetry with Stuart Kestenbaum


*We’ll announce more details and open registration soon.
Until then, have a look at the 2018 Black Fly Writers Retreat.