Melissa Manning, Author of Smokehouse, Winner of the 2022 Victoria Premier’s Literary Award

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.

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