Fearless Writing Retreats for Women

ClarityWorks creative writing retreats allow each woman to learn that the dream of giving voice to her deepest self is already a reality.

"Embrace yourself as a writer."


If I do not do it now, when else can I do it?

-Dogen Zenjhi


Retreat participants use Centered Writing Practice ™ to explore their individual writing journeys. Grounded within a circle of safety, support, and natural beauty, women tap into their inherent strength, finding validation and freedom from expectations while exploring the boundaries of their own truth. Fearless Writing Retreats take women deep into their creative center, combining group writing with solitude and individual writing, social interaction with silence.

Writer's Rest

Fearlessness is to be willing to risk running toward the lion's roar. An African story tells how lionesses form a semicircle around the antelope while the lion, himself a poor hunter, stands at the open side and roars. Frightened by the sound, the antelope run from the roar into the jaws of the huntresses.

If they ran toward the lion's roar, they would find freedom and safety. In the life of writers, the challenge to run toward our fear is repeated over and over, taking us deeper and deeper into discovering the truth of who we are and what we have to say—our story.

- Peggy Tabor Millin   

Fearless Writing Retreats are for women of all ages and writing backgrounds.


Fearless Writing Retreats provide:

  • Writing at Great Tree - Paula 2010limited enrollment 0f 15 women
  • diverse ages, backgrounds, and writing experience
  • silence and solitude to nurture writing practice
  • a safe, supportive setting  to refresh the creative spirit
  • time within the retreat to nurture your own writing


Leave with :

  • a full heart, a full notebook, and inspiration for your writing journey
  • specific writing tools, techniques, and craft as determined by group needLake Logan Writing Group 2008
  • experience with Centered Writing Practice ™
  • increased confidence in your individual writing voice and the fearlessness to use it
  • a network of women to support your writing life
  • a sense of your identity as a writer among other writers and as a woman among other women.

Bon Secours Group 2010
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Click here to see what past participants have said about ClarityWorks retreats.

Click here to read Peggy's personal account of her own writer's journey.

Read what retreat participants write on retreats!

Catch a glimpse of the magic in these beautiful anthologies from past retreats.

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Upcoming Retreats

Fearless Writing on the Blue Ridge
Lake Logan Retreat Center
Canton, North Carolina

March 2016 (dates t/b/a)
Zen Mind, Writer's Mind
Great Tree Zen Temple
Alexander, North Carolina



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The way Peggy structured the daily routine, combined with her teaching, led me to some of the most creative, inspired and imaginative moments I’ve experienced in my writing.
Becca Groves, Minnesota
Becca is a retreat participant who collected and wrote family stories to celebrate her grandmother’s 90th birthday in 2007.