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Proctor Writing and Relaxation Retreat

Spark Your Creativity at the Proctor Writing and Relaxation Retreat!

Escape the hustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in a haven designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Join us for a transformative experience where the art of writing meets the bliss of relaxation, nestled in the lovely embrace of Princeton, NJ. Improve your writing skills, network with academic visionaries, and learn from industry professionals all while nourishing your body and mind. 


  • Retreat Dates: Tuesday, July 23 - Friday, July 26, 2024
  • Location: Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center, Princeton, NJ.
  • $2950 Program Fee Includes: Lodging and meals for three nights/four days, Sessions with Writing and Relaxation Coaches, Writing Resources, Access to Publishers at Princeton University Press, and more!

What to Expect

  • Guided Writing Workshops – Tailored sessions including but not limited to: 
    • Book writing
    • Articles & Op-Eds
    • Writing for Public Consumption
    • Creative Writing
    • Grantwriting & Concept Papers
    • Publishing & Editing with Princeton University Press
  • Meditation: Renew your mind and body
  • Nature Walks: Connect with the surroundings for inspiration
  • Individual Writing Time: Quiet moments for personal reflection
  • Diversity: Learn from a diverse team of professionals and writers.
  • Community Engagement: Share and collaborate with other writers
  • Networking: Connect with other writers and publishing professionals
  • Access to Writing and Life Coaching: Professional coaches tailor mentorship to your needs
  • Relaxation: Feel serene with guided meditation exercises and access to amenities like beautiful, natural grounds, a salt water pool, and more
  • Nourishment: Eat meals prepared by an award-winning chef & free flowing beverages
  • Positivity: Grow your craft through a positive, nurturing, and constructive environment


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