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The Priory Writers' Retreat

  • 1190 Priory Rd Eau Claire, WI 54701 (map)

Apply today for The Priory Writers’ Retreat—a vibrant, inclusive, and collaborative writing community in the heart of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley.  

 Originally established as a monastery for Benedictine nuns in 1964, today The Priory serves as an ideal location for creativity to flourish.  Situated on 120 wooded acres just miles from downtown Eau Claire, the property features 48 single-occupancy, air-conditioned rooms, several common areas, and no shortage of natural splendor. 

For our inaugural summer at The Priory Writers’ Retreat, we’re thrilled to welcome four incredible writers-in-residence: Dasha Kelly Hamilton (poetry), Nickolas Butler (fiction), Mary Mack (comedy/humor writing), and David McGlynn (memoir/nonfiction). Additionally, former Wisconsin poet laureate Max Garland will serve as the retreat’s keynote speaker! Join us July 18-21, 2019!

Applications are now open! Click here for more.