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Writing Retreat in Provence


Transformation in Story and Life!

What if you could whisk away to the South of France for a week of writing, exploration, and relaxation in excellent, creative company, guided and inspired by two beloved writing teachers and story makers…and change your life? Doesn’t that sound like a story in a delicious book? That’s because story is about transformation. During this real-life adventure, you will deepen the transformative powers of your story—and transform your relationship to your writing practice and your creative life…

Elizabeth Stark, a novelist (Shy Girl: FSG, Seal Press, finalist for the Ferro-Grumely and Lambda Literary Awards) and award-winning filmmaker (producer of Lost in the Middle: Best Feature at Broad Humor 2019 and a Festival Favorite at Cinema Diverse; co-director and co-writer of FtF: Female to Femme and Little Mutinies, distributed by Frameline), co-hosts the podcast Story Makers Show, and co-directs and teaches at Sonoma County Writers Camp and Book Writing World. She earned her MFA from Columbia University, and her work has appeared in The New York Times and The Rumpus.

​Nanou Matteson has produced four feature films and written, directed and produced multiple short films. Her films have won multiple awards at numerous festivals across the country and around the world. She has consulted on scripts for dozens of screenwriters and taught screenwriting in the States and in Europe. Teaching classes, consulting, producing, and mentoring individuals, she has been helping writers and filmmakers achieve their goals for more than thirty years, including works of fiction, screenplays, films, academic books, memoirs, newsletters, and more. Nanou believes that story is a blueprint for life and loves coaching people to express their story.



Saturday, September 16 – Saturday, September 23


Held at Le Foulon, a beautiful retreat center in Provence that will be all ours, including verdant grounds and heated pool. 

How much:

Tuition of $4500 for a double or $5500 for a single includes meals, lodging, workshops, salons… Does not include travel.
POLICY: Because we are already within 3 months of the retreat, your deposit is non-refundable. The remainder of your tuition is due no less than 2 months before the retreat and is non-refundable after that time. However, if you cannot attend for any reason after enrolling but before the retreat begins, AND we are full and able to replace you, we will refund your deposit/ tuition minus a $175 administrative fee. 
To sign up or for more information contact 
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