Mentor in the House Program

Weekend Writing Retreats on the Oregon Coast

The Basement Writing Workshop, in conjunction with the Oregon Writers' Colony, offers weekend writing retreats at the Colony House, a three-story log cabin on the Oregon Coast at Rockaway Beach. This historic house was handcrafted from hand-cut and peeled logs by John Steiner, one of the men who built the Timberline Lodge, and is a wonderful place of peace and solace for writers.

A mentor will live and write at the Colony House during each retreat, and will be available for a personally tailored hour-long consultation with each participant. In addition to plenty of time to write over the weekend, an optional Saturday night sharing allows participants to workshop their writing in a relaxed atmosphere with the mentor and other retreat goers.

The cost of the retreats is an affordable $150, which includes shared lodging at the Colony House. Participants are expected to provide their own food and bedding. A communal meal may be arranged with the consent of the mentor.

Our current roster of dates, mentors, and their specialties:

For more questions about the Mentor in the House retreats, or to register via credit card, contact Jim Frost at jim {the at symbol} To register for one of our weekend writing retreats by check, click the link below.

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