the week


The best of "retreat"& "workshop": rigorous group discussion of your manuscript, sessions on writing craft & publishing, ample daily solitude, one-on-one conferences, local excursions, and gourmet meals — all in an inspired setting.

to apply


Please complete application form no later than March 15, 2017.  

Once we receive your application along with a brief writing sample, we will contact you promptly.

the location


Despite its proximity to the better-known Loire Valley, le Pays Vallée du Loir—two hours southwest of Paris by train in France's Sarthe region—is a well-kept secret. 


Kristen Harnisch



April Eberhardt



Aimery de Moucheron &
Cynthia Cooke



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