Writing Is A Lonely Business - But It Doesn't Have To Be!

Pop-Up Writing Retreat
at the
Flatiron Writers Room
Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Hemingway's Typewriter Havana Cuba 2014

Hosted by Maggie Marshall and Heather Newton

This day is for You and Your Writing.

9:30-10:00am  Get settled, get coffee or tea and a pastry, meet other participants, pre-order your lunch from UpCountry Brewing, choose a time for your individual meeting with Heather or Maggie and your optional 20-minute “Writer’s Massage” – a neck, head and shoulder massage by a professional massage therapist.

10:00-10:40am  Introductions and communal writing prompt.

10:45-noon  Individual writing time. You’ll be writing in proximity to others, with your cell phone turned off. We may have internet but we won’t tell you the password. Please respect your fellow writers by being quiet during writing time.  We’ll provide a telephone number where your loved ones can reach you in a genuine emergency. It may help you to come prepared with a personal goal or task that you’d like to tackle this morning.

Noon-1pm  Lunch. We hope you’ll join us at UpCountry Brewing next door for lunch to get to know us and your fellow retreaters (cost not included in retreat fee), but you are also welcome to find lunch on your own. Ask us for recommendations for other good places to eat close by.

1 pm-4pm   Individual writing time. Need a prompt? A craft book? We’ll have both available for you in the Flatiron Writers Room. Also during this time, slip out for your optional massage.

4pm   Pencils down. Congratulate yourself for a day well spent bending words to your will.

4pm-5pm  Join your fellow writers for a glass of wine or beer or a non-alcoholic beverage and let us know how your day went.

Throughout the day (10:40am-4pm):

Meet Heather or Maggie at your assigned time, to talk about whatever you want. Is a character giving you trouble? Need to make a choice about point of view? Want to talk about how to find an agent? Need to commiserate about lack of time to write? This twenty minutes is for you to use in any way you wish.  

Throughout the day, we will be available at the Flatiron Writers Room if you have questions or needs. We’ll provide snacks and beverages, and let us know if you need anything.

A 20-minute “Writer’s Massage” will be provided in the afternoon for an additional $20 fee (gratuity not included), courtesy of Eliza Volk (ElizaVolk.com)of Heart House.  Register for this add-on through Eventbrite.

The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel the retreat if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund.

You may cancel your registration up until January 10th, 2018 via Eventbrite for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.


If you prefer to pay by check, mail your check and a valid email address (so we can send you event information) to our mailing address: Flatiron Writers Room, LLC,    5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC  28806.  Space is limited--you will be registered if space is available when we receive your check.  We will email you confirmation of registration.

Questions? Email us at flatironwritersroom[at]gmail.com
We look forward to seeing you on the 20th!