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Come write with us way down South in beautiful old town Bay St Louis, Mississippi.

We're gonna write, talk and giggle while lounging on the porch swing in the warm, balmy September air. We'll make scribblin' the priority but there will be plenty of time for biking around town, nappin', snackin' and swimmin' in the private pool. 

THE RETREAT

This retreat is for you if you fancy a laid back jaunt with a friendly bunch.  You don't have to be a full fledged writer but write you will while you're there.  We'll do some morning stretching to get our bodies flowing and then we'll settle in the shade to get inspired and get writing. 

There will be opportunities to read and glean positive responses to your work.  Set a goal for yourself for the week or just come and see what sparks fly.  If you're working on a longer project or want specific feedback there will be opportunities to set up private one-to-ones with Regina (for an additional fee). 

LOCATION

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Bay St Louis is the perfect eclectic mix of historical and artsy, quiet and lively. Set on a long stretch of white sugar beaches, this town is a rare Southern gem. With its colorful, walkable old town, dotted with brightly painted open air bars, cafes and restaurants there's plenty to do and see. Veer a little off the main streets and you'll find picturesque plantation homes with ancient oaks cascading with moss, lending that timeless and quintessentially Southern atmosphere. Bay St Louis has all the glossy allure the South is famous for. Its comfortable pace and suggestive, rusty backroad mystique makes it a perfect place to get your creative juices flowing.

It's an easy one hour and fifteen minute drive from New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport or about a half hour from Gulfport.

ACCOMMODATION

We'll stay in homes full of Southern charm and character, all within a stone's throw of each other and within walking distance to the beach.  The neighborhood is established and quiet, with sprawling lawns and lush gardens where oaks grow and palm fronds flap.

We'll make use of the comfortable inviting spaces each house has to offer, holding our writing sessions indoors and out, splashing in the pool, cozying up in the evenings for readings and cocktails.  Each house has a fully equipped kitchen where you are welcome to cook and prepare your own meals.

 

Prices are per person, include four nights' accommodation, two dinners (on the first and last nights) and all workshop fees. $500 deposit (fully refundable until August) is needed to secure your spot.  

Shared room and bathroom: $1000 - SOLD OUT

Private room with shared bathroom: $1300 - WAIT LIST ONLY

Private room and bathroom: $1500 

Private Apartment: $1800

Non-residency options available at a discounted rate.   

For booking and inquiries please contact

regina@duenderetreats.com