The Breathe Free Press Essayist Retreat was held from June 3 to June 13 at an oceanfront hotel in Sperlonga, Italy, on the Lazio Coast between Rome and Naples. The retreat offered eight nonfiction writers time to complete, develop, or begin a new project in personal; cross-genre; flash; experimental; critical; travel; or lyric essay writing. All attendees were invited to publish work completed during the retreat on the Breathe Free Press website, as well as in print in the Breathe Free Press Essayist Writers Retreat Anthology. The cost of the ten-day retreat was $1,900, which included a private room with a writing desk and private bathroom, as well as publication and daily breakfasts. Writers submitted a writing sample of up to 3,000 words with a bio and statement of purpose by February 28, 2018. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Breathe Free Press Essayist Retreat, 630 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Deborah Di Bari, Executive Editor and Founder.