Fourth Lake Writing Retreat

"A workshop like this makes the writing life real. From the instructors to the other writers, the group shared their stories and often received on-the-spot remedies for problems. My critique group was a gift. Laurie was wonderful in guiding us through a thoughtful and rich discussion of strengths in our opening pages. We all left ready to finish our drafts with renewed energy."

Past participant

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Fourth Lake Writing Retreat

Formerly Weekend With Your Novel

October 23-25, 2020

At A Glance

What: Three-day retreat for all writers
When: October 23-25, 2020
Where: Online for 2020
Cost: $75-375; View event details and cost
Questions? Contact Christopher Chambers at or 608-262-5095.
COVID-19 NOTICE: This retreat has moved to online due to COVID-19. Check back here for updates. If you’ve already registered, we will contact you directly.

Time for you and your writing!

This new annual writing retreat spans three days and is all about the writing. An opportunity for working and aspiring fiction writers, memoir writers, poets, and other serious writers to work closely with a published author in small, supportive groups. Craft sessions, writing time, and intensive workshops designed to help you begin, complete, or revise your writing project. Find your group: there’s one for all genres and levels. Limited space.

Manuscript critiques

Receive one-on-one feedback on ten pages of your manuscript with a participating author. Limited availability. Register early to reserve your consultation.

Take a weekend for yourself, and for your writing this year

We look forward to seeing you in October!

– Christopher Chambers, director,, 608-262-5095