We are pleased to begin re-opening our Retreat Center for Unworkshops. To make sure that your retreat is a safe one, we have enhanced our cleaning protocols by following CDC, WHO, local health authorities and leading hotel industry best practices and guidelines. You can find details of our campus protocols here. In addition, we will only be open for unworkshops on specific dates:
Unworkshop Weekend July 16-20
Unworkshop Weekend July 30-August 3
We’ll be adding more, so please check back.
Imagine your own private retreat in a picturesque setting – currently just $149/day!
We believe all writers and artists can benefit from the gift of time: time to create and time to dream. That’s why we developed a program called “Unworkshops” that gives you the opportunity to create your own retreat.
In an “Unworkshop,” time is yours to spend as you please. No structure. No schedule. We’ll provide you with comfortable lodging and three great meals a day. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel right at home and fussed over. We’ll furnish a peaceful setting that lets you focus solely on your work.
“I cannot tell you how much the time there meant to me. I have never been that productive without a deadline. There must be some kind of special magic in those cabins…If you need time and space to work, I HIGHLY recommend it.”
Heidi E. Y. Stemple
When we began offering Foundation workshops, we knew we had a unique situation: a campus tucked away in picturesque northeastern Pennsylvania that offers the solitude writers and artists need. So we created Unworkshops. Imagine life away from chores and distractions. Imagine what you could accomplish!
Use the calendar above to see our open Unworkshop dates, but if you have a different date in mind, contact Jo Lloyd to see if that will work. (Email Jo or call toll-free, 1-877-288-3410).
“It was a turning point in my writer’s journey, the moment when I crossed the threshold into that world.”
Here’s what you can expect when you arrive:
“My week at Highlights for an Unworkshop was just what I needed…How terrific to be in such a beautiful place, given delicious food, and everything else I needed so that I could devote all of my attention to my manuscript…It was this writer’s idea of heaven!”
Come for any number of days that fit your needs. Stay for a day or a week, as long as you need to create. See what works for you.
Our Unworkshops program has been growing in popularity. We’ve been gratified to see that so many small groups have come here (friends, critique groups, writing partners) as well as individuals, including some of our faculty members. An Unworkshop is an opportunity to give yourself the gift of time.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Price includes lodging, all meals and unlimited snacks.