It's not a question of whether you have a writer within—it's a question of how to set her free.

Martha’s Vineyard – October 15 -20, 2023

This retreat welcomes women writers from all genres interested in a concentrated writing experience over eight workshop sessions. Whether interested in memoir, fiction, or non-fiction, this is the perfect opportunity to create a new body of work.

We’ll delve into plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more during the workshops. I am dedicated to getting you beyond your internal criticism and into the creative flow. My unique teaching style fosters growth and self-assurance, and I can tailor prompts to your writing needs.

I’ve designed this retreat with you in mind, creating a safe, nurturing environment that fosters the creative process and allows unlimited inspiration to flow freely onto the page. It’s the perfect escape from the pressures of everyday life, allowing you to focus solely on your writing and achieve your heart’s content.


As a lapsed and somewhat reluctant writer, I felt immediately encouraged and supported in the nurturing environment Kathryn created. The writing sessions were meticulously planned, inspiring, and fun. The simple guidelines around constructive feedback created a safe space to explore one’s creative process. I strongly encourage anyone seeking a writing retreat to join Kathryn wherever she might be teaching. 

Margaret Jones, New York, NY


We will enjoy a luxurious week at a beautiful waterfront hotel in Oak Bluffs. In the light-hearted atmosphere of the Summercamp Hotel, we'll create our own island of inspiration and camaraderie as we take a deep dive into our writing.

Oak Bluffs has a long and exciting history, interesting shops, and some of the island's best restaurants.


Sunday, October 15 - Friday, October 20, 2023

The retreat runs from Sunday afternoon (Oct. 15th) to Friday morning (Oct. 20th)


Each morning I will lead a structured 3-hour group writing session.

Following lunch, we may enjoy guided tours of nearby towns, historical sights, and the surrounding countryside or personal writing/relaxation time.

Later in the afternoon, I will lead a second structured writing session.

In the evenings, we will enjoy dinner in one of Oak Bluff's fine restaurants or cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the hotel's expansive porch overlooking the harbor.

A private post-retreat coaching session with me is included in this package.