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Salt Cay Writers Retreat (Early Reg)


Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Salt Cay Writers Retreat: Deposit
Secure your spot at the upcoming Salt Cay Writers Retreat (October 20th to 26th) by paying the initial deposit.
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Salt Cay Writers Retreat: Tuition

(Early Registration Discount - Save $500: reg. $3,950)

Pay the full tuition (less deposit) to the Salt Cay Writers Retreat (October 20th to the 26th).
Ended $2,950.00 $0.00
Salt Cay Writers retreat: Early Reg 1/2 week Ended $1,225.00 $0.00

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Did you know that William Styron put the finishing touches on Sophie’s Choice while vacationing on Salt Cay, Bahamas? Or that Anne Morrow Lindbergh worked on Gift From The Sea on Salt Cay as well?

Now you too can practice your craft on this beautiful private Bahamian island. The Salt Cay Writers Retreat invites advanced literary and upmarket commercial fiction writers, memoirists, and narrative non-fiction writers (both published and unpublished) to join us for a memorable week of writing and instruction October 20-26.

Imagine a faculty of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, top editors from the most prestigious publishers, and prominent literary agents. Add a sunset dinner cruise, swimming with dolphins as part of the curriculum, island feasts with local entertainment. Finish with plenty of time to write in a beautiful, secluded, relaxing, and inspiring setting.

With 65 students and 10 faculty members, the Salt Cay Writers Retreat focuses on craft at an MFA level in a non-academic setting. Published authors who wish to take their writing to the next level are also welcome to apply.


Salt Cay Writers Retreat highlights:

  • Privately owned island with and a unique literary history
  • Individualized instruction from New York Times bestselling authors, top editors and literary agents
  • One-of-a-kind dolphin swim workshop for registrants
  • Scheduled writing time
  • All sleeping rooms are suites – share a room with a friend, or bring your spouse or family
  • Complimentary guest access to Atlantis Resort & Casino
  • Free or deeply discounted activities for families, including water park, kayaks, dolphin and sea lion encounters, snorkeling, scuba-diving, and much more
  • Sunset dinner cruise around Nassau harbor
  • Closing festivities including authentic Bahamian feast with entertainment

Photo courtesy T. Shaw McCutcheon

Have questions about Salt Cay Writers Retreat (Early Reg)? Contact Backspace


Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Backspace ( is an online writers organization with over 1,400 members in a dozen countries. A third of our members are agented and published, and include a dozen New York Times bestselling authors. Members’ books have been nominated for and/or won prestigious awards: Quills, Edgars, Anthonys, Lambdas, the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, John Sargent Jr. First Novel Prize, and Booksense’s ‘Book of the Year,’ to name just a few.

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