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Writing on the River at Stratford Hall

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - March 23 @ 12:00 pm

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Stratford Hall invites applications for the winter and spring writing retreats!


We offer a space and place for academic and independent writers, to focus in a contemplative setting that inspires productivity and community. Stratford Hall is located on Virginia’s Northern Neck, and sits on the cliff of the Potomac River. Writers will arrive on Sunday, and depart Saturday morning, unless you chose the mini retreat, in which case you would depart Wednesday afternoon. An opening dinner will be provided on Sunday, but all other meals are the guests’ responsibility. While you do not have to be an academic professional to apply, the 4-7 day retreats are designed in concert with most academic calendars.


2019 Retreat Dates:

Session A: January 6-12

Session B: March 3-9

Session C: March 10-16

Session D: March 17-23


Application Process


To apply, send an email with the subject line RETREAT APP to the program director, Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz. In the email indicate which retreat session you prefer, a short one-page letter of intent (project summary and stage of completion), and attach a PDF of your updated c.v. to the following email: kdeetz@stratfordhall.org

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, until all rooms are booked.



Full Retreat: Sunday through Saturday; 6 nights,7 days: $700

Mini Retreat: Sunday through Wednesday; 3 nights, 4 days: $425


March 17 @ 12:00 pm
March 23 @ 12:00 pm


stratford hall
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
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