Queer Creatives Retreat

    We are thrilled to announce that the Second Annual Queer Creatives Retreat will be held October 27-29, 2023! The 2023 Retreat program will be posted when confirmed.

    The Queer Creatives Retreat is open to writers of all genres and creatives of all types who identify as members of LGBTQIA+ communities. We also welcome folks who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation and are in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ communities. Our intention is to center LGBTQIA+ people at the retreat.

    Financial assistance is available.

    Make sure that you sign up for our mailing list (select the Queer Creatives box) to be notified of updates and future programs and events. Stay connected by attending our online, monthly Queer Creatives meet-ups (free, but registration is required).

    View the 2022 schedule here.


    2022 Schedule

    See the full schedule for the 2022 Retreat. The 2023 Retreat schedule will be posted when confirmed.


    Retreat intensives are a great place to find community, hone your craft, and dive deeper into your favorite genre/writing style. The 2022 intensives were taught by Helen Armstrong and Joseph Ponce, and were focused on nonfiction, poetry, and fiction.

    Craft Seminars

    The retreat will feature craft seminars where you'll focus on a specific element of craft and walk away with new pieces, ideas for your works in progress, and copious amounts of creative inspiration. The 2022 craft faculty included Assétou Xango, Halo Lahnert, Jesaka Long, Sydney Fowler, and Sasha Geffen.


    The 2022 retreat hosted a variety of events focused on fostering creativity and community, including open mic readings, a community reading, a book launch event, and a closing event . Most events are free and open to all who are in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ communities.