Salt Cay Writers Retreat

Did you know that William Styron put the finishing touches on Sophie’s Choice while vacationing on Salt Cay, Bahamas? Or that Anne Morrow Lindbergh worked on Gifts From The Sea during a visit to Salt Cay as well?

Now you too can practice your craft on this beautiful private Bahamian island. While the Salt Cay Writers Retreat curriculum is particularly suited for advanced literary and upmarket commercial fiction writers, memorists and narrative non-fiction writers, any author who wishes to take their writing to the next level is welcome to join us for a memorable week of writing and instruction  October 20-25, 2014.

Imagine a faculty of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, top editors from the most prestigious publishers, and prominent literary agents. Add a sunset dinner cruise, swimming with dolphins as part of the curriculum, island feasts with local entertainment. Finish with plenty of time to write in a beautiful, secluded, and inspiring setting.

Published authors who wish to take their writing to the next level are welcome to apply.
Salt Cay Faculty:

Lorenzo Carcaterra,  #1 New York Times bestselling author

David Ebershoff, #1 international bestselling author; Executive Editor, Random House

Robert Goolrick,  #1 New York Times bestselling author

Erin Harris, Folio Literary Management

Jeff Kleinman, Founder, Folio Literary Management

Jacquelyn Mitchard, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Jill Marr, Sandra Dijkstra Agency

Erin Niumata, Folio Literary Management

Téa Obreht, National Book Award finalist and winner of the Orange Prize


Questions? Email Salt Cay Writers Retreat administrators Karen Dionne or Christopher Graham. You may also telephone Chris at 732-267-6449.

Karen and Chris are cofounders of the online writers community Backspace, and have directed the highly respected Backspace Writers Conferences held in New York City for the past 9 years.