Retreats for Writers

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November 16 to 24, 2020

IMAGeAfter yet another successful Writers at Sea retreat in November 2019, T.M. Clark and I are have locked in the 2020 date that will sail to the South Pacific. The relaxing nature of cruising will give you plenty of time to work on your projects as well as meet like-minded writers. When in port, you’ll have the option of exploring the vibrant local culture, swim in crystal clear waters or stroll along pristine beaches lined with palm trees—the perfect way to inspire creativity and rejuvenate your spirit!

Suitable for writers with any degree of experience, this retreat includes workshops, writing sessions, feedback, and mentoring. There’ll also be time to relax and gaze out at the azure ocean and endless blue sky, take in a show or game of trivia, read by one of the many pools, or undertake an on-shore adventure.

A little about us:

Alli regularly presents workshops for Writers Victoria, Queensland Writers Centre and private writing groups, as well as providing mentoring and manuscript assessment. She is published by Harper Collins (Australia), Kensington Books (USA, UK, Canada), and her books have been translated into German and Serbian. Alli enjoys working with writers and helping them develop their craft and finding the gems that will make their stories and characters shine.

T.M. Clark has taught from kindergarten, through schools in Australia and PNG, and adult community groups, including libraries and the Queensland Writers Centre. Published by HaperCollins, Wombat Books and Macmillan Education. Tina loves the writing process, but had to learn to ‘like’ the editing part. This has helped in her mentoring of others who don’t really love the editing stage either. Tina is the director of the CYA Conference in Brisbane.  

RETREAT COST: $1200 AUD per person (cabin cost is separate – see below)

RETREAT INCLUDES: All workshops, personal development, a ten-page critique of your manuscript and one-page synopsis, a one-on-one one hour mentoring session with Alli or Tina and the opportunity to talk about books and learn various aspects of writing craft  for a whole week!

This cruise departs from Brisbane and your cabin and flights (if required) will need to be booked in addition to the retreat. Please also note in order to enjoy the benefits afforded to groups on board the ship, all cabins need to be booked through:

Sue and Tegan at Hello World Travel (Leopold). Tel: 03 52501210

Please tell Sue or Tegan you are part of the Writers at Sea retreat.

Before you book a cabin, please contact Alli and Tina at to check places are still available on the retreat.

If you wish to bring along a guest who will not be participating on the retreat, please contact us for details.
If you are traveling alone and would like to reduce costs by twin sharing, we will endeavour to pair you with another participant. There are no guarantees we can do so as it will entirely depend on availability, but we will do our utmost best.


For further information about the workshops please feel free to contact me through this website or click HERE to go to our Writers at Sea webpage.

We look forward to seeing you on board for a week of creativity, learning and fun!