Retreat with Me
Give your writing the time it needs
Join me for a transformative four-day writing retreat designed to provide you with the ideal environment to nurture your creativity, focus on your writing project, and connect with a community of like-minded writers. This intimate retreat offers a supportive and calm atmosphere where you can retreat from the world and immerse yourself in your craft.
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Testimonials and feedback
As a writer new to the world of retreats, it’s hard to quantify how much I’ve gained from the three days I spent with Meg and our merry band of retreaters. It was a blessing to have the time to write in such idyllic surrounds while being nurtured with a steady supply of sustenance. I enjoyed every minute and will definitely be booking another Retreat with Meg soon!
– Claire McClelland, Emerging Writer
I had high expectations for this retreat, and it was so much more than I’d hoped. Meg thought of everything. From planning to execution, it was relaxing, productive, interesting, inclusive and affirming. An easy drive from Melbourne, with the bush at our doorstep we retreated to our beautiful rooms to write; came together in workshops (indoor and outdoor), to eat (amazing food prepared by Meg), and relax by the fire to talk writing and life. The dedicated time, with Meg as host and workshop leader was a privilege. It allowed me to reconnect with my writing practice and my work in progress. The other participants were such smart, warm, interested and talented people – I feel very lucky to have shared the time with them. I’m looking forward to returning next year. I highly recommend a retreat with Meg.
– Melissa Manning, Author of Smokehouse, Winner of 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award
A truly enabling weekend.
– Katrina Watson, Author of The Bones
Meg’s been organising our writing retreats for years and it has never ceased to amaze me how she makes it all come together so seamlessly. The retreat’s structure and setting facilitate immersive concentration I simply couldn’t get even if I were home alone. Meg’s insights on the work are deep, offering fresh points to explore. I leap at the opportunity to be involved in anything she offers and am forever grateful to be involved with such a generous soul!
– Nicky Heaney, Writer and Editor
When I think about the writing retreats I’ve done with Meg, the first word that springs to mind is trust. Not only to hold space for the writing, and for me as a creative, but perhaps more importantly, genuine understanding and support for the world outside writing. We take time away from our families, our lives, when we write, you can absolutely trust Meg to be dependable and have your back during this time
– Kim Hood, Writer and Editor
I’ve been on many writing retreats with Meg Dunley and plan to go on many more. She understands writers need time and space to write but also, encouragement and connection. Meg’s convened groups and coached writers across many years. She’s not only insightful and smart, she’s funny and fun and warm and the spaces she creates for writers are all of those things too. You will finish this retreat with words but also with writing friends.
– Katherine Collette, Podcaster at The First Time & Author of The Helpline and The Competition
If you’re looking for a quiet, nourishing place and time to get your writing or creative work done, can highly recommend this upcoming retreat with my wonderful friend – writer, coach & chief carer & organiser – Meg Dunley. Over the last seven years, Meg has been responsible for booking & organising our self-led writing retreats in the gorgeous surrounds of Musk Farm. As a writer, she knows first hand the value of quiet, validated space & time to work away from other life obligations, and as a coach & logistically minded human, she preempts challenges, asks timely questions & listens with compassion.
– Kate Mildenhall, Podcaster at The First Time & Author of Skylarking, The Mother Fault and The Hummingbird Effect
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