Writing retreats

Our writing retreats

The aim of our writing retreats is to provide writers with everything they need to fullfill their project, such as :

- a time and a place dedicated to your writing ;
- meetings and sharing moments with other writers ;
- an inspiring atmosphere ;
- a coaching  by our magazine editor, who is fluent in English and a qualified teacher.

Even if you decide to stay elsewhere, you are still more than welcome to take part in the daily meetings.

The House

The house where our writing retreats take place is located near Cluny, in the middle of South Burgundy vineyards. It's a family house, with 5 rooms, 2 bathrooms, one large kitchen, one living room and a garden.

Retreats to come


6th - 10th of April 2020

6th - 10th of July 2020

August 2020: dates to be determined

Fall 2020: dates to be determined

Our coach

Our coach, Elsa Jousseau, will stay with you during the retreat and will lead the daily meetings. After two years as a member of a writing group in London where she developed her critical skills, she graduated in Literature and creative writing in 2016 at Université de Cergy-Pontoise. She's also fiction editor for our literary magazine, which she founded and launched in 2017.


The House is located in Saint-Gengoux-de-Scissé (71). We can pick up from your station or your car sharing arrival point, just let us know.

By train

Mâcon Loché TGV (1h35 de Paris, 35 minutes de Lyon) station, Mâcon ville station.

By car or car sharing

Autoroute A6, sorties Mâcon Nord ou Tournus

Autoroute A40, sortie 1 Mâcon Centre

By plane

Aéroport Lyon St Exupéry, then shuttle Rhone Express to Lyon Part Dieu station, and train to Mâcon ville station or Mâcon Loché TGV station.