Writers in the Round: Fostering Creativity

September 6, 2018 to September 9, 2018

Writers in the Round is a creative retreat for songwriters and poets. The spirit of the weekend is supportive, creative, and collaborative. This is a time for stretching boundaries, cross genre inspiration, and fresh salt air. We welcome all levels of artistry for daily classes, structured and unstructured time for composition and collaboration, small group workshops, and nightly song and poetry swaps. Past participants report that the experience was unprecedented in sparking creativity and providing a safe learning environment. The instructors are supportive of risk taking and truly nurturing in a number of ways.

Program Fee

$110 per person

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

WITR Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $424 $556 $517 $734

Ferry Schedule

Thursday, September 6
Departure: Portsmouth 1:25 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 2:25 p.m
Sunday, September 9
Departure: Star Island 3:45 p.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 5:00 p.m.


Contact Ellen Taylor at ellen.taylor@maine.edu