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Creative Collaboration

Writers in the Round: Songwriters and Poets Retreat

Thursday, September 6 to Sunday, September 9


Writers in the Round is a four-day retreat for songwriters and poets whose spirit is supportive, creative and collaborative. It is a time for stretching boundaries, playing with new forms and ideas, learning from one another and breathing fresh salt air. We welcome all levels of artistry.

WITR offers daily classes, unstructured time for composition and sharing, small group workshops and nightly song and poetry swaps. Past retreats drew writers from all over New England and as far away as Wisconsin. Instructors are supportive of risk-taking for writers wanting to expand their repertoire, as well as encouraging for emerging artists. Past participants have noted that the experience was remarkable for sparking creativity and providing a safe, yet stimulating learning environment.

Registration: See conference website

Our Mission

Our mission since 1915 is to hold and maintain Star Island and such other property as the Corporation may hold or acquire, as a center for religious, education, and kindred purposes consistent with the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create on Star Island an environment that frees all who come to renew spiritually, explore matters of consequence, and gain knowledge about the world as it might ideally be.

Contact Star Island

Phone: (603) 430-6272
Fax: (603) 430-6270
Island Phone: (603) 601-0832
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Star Island Corporation
Morton-Benedict House
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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