Testimonials

Read what writers have to say about our retreats:

“I will always look back on my “Writing Wild in Costa Rica” experience as a highlight of my life. The setting was over-to-top lovely, the food fantastic, and the inspiration, support, and camaraderie invaluable. I came away with new insights, things to work on, and, best of all, a group of wonderful new friends who will play an important role in my growth as a writer. Kathy and Nancy are in the top tier of flash writers worldwide, and I consider it a great privilege to have learned from them and enjoyed their company. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!” ~Traci Mullins, Writing Wild in Costa Rica

“My week of “writing wild” at Peace Retreat in Costa Rica ” with Kathy Fish and Nancy Stohlman was an amazing way to start of 2019. Everything a writer needs to gain confidence and fire up her word machine was provided: time to write, community, useful exercises, mentoring, helpful critiques, encouragement, time for rest and contemplation, time for fun and games, time to reflect and dig deep. Kevin, the host, was charming, the yoga fun, the food, excellent, the location and island architecture, conducive to creativity. Stunning experience.” ~Gay Degani, Writing Wild in Costa Rica

“The retreat was life-shaking. It was a dream to learn from writers whose stories I’ve read for years. The combination of Kathy’s generative workshops with Nancy’s editing/revising workshops is a great approach. I’m sure Nancy’s class on reading aloud made Salon Night less intimidating for many. We were fortunate to be part of a great group who all did terrific work. Peace Retreat is beautiful, and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. I came away with better writing AND eating habits. Worth every penny.” ~Bill Merklee, Writing Wild in Costa Rica

“Kathy and Nancy’s Writing Wild in Costa Rica was one of the best experiences I have had as a writer. The classes were very informative with a lot of class participation.They provided a safe atmosphere in which to share our work.The venue was beautiful, peaceful and conducive to writing.I felt relaxed and spoiled the entire week and hated to leave.I went away from the retreat confident and inspired.” ~Laura Alexander, Writing Wild in Costa Rica

“This retreat EXCEEDED all my expectations. Gorgeous location, perfect weather, delicious food & friendly, accommodating staff. I’m a flash fiction writing newbie and learned so much from everyone. I will carry the knowledge and wonderful memories with me forever!” ~Lucy Merklee, Writing Wild in Costa Rica

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“It was a marvelous retreat with exceptional  camaraderie, classes, a salon night that was entertaining and led to more ideas. There was good food a plenty, and the constant exchange of ideas and venues between both the instructors and the retreaters was valuable for our writing, Breckenridge was a beautiful spot for walks and views of the mountains from our windows. The one on one sessions with both Kathy and Nancy were extremely helpful. Also there was plenty of space to work both inside and out. I feel fortunate to have gotten into this retreat.” ~ Paul Beckman, Rendezvous in the Rockies

“Kathy and Nancy create an environment of support, camaraderie, and inclusiveness that not only feeds the creative spirit, but encourages it to come out and play. My fellow writers were an amazing group of loving, generous, and off-the-charts talent. I grew just by being in their presence. Can’t wait to do it all again in Italy next year!” ~Jayne Martin, Rendezvous in the Rockies

“Attending a workshop led by Kathy Fish and Nancy Stohlman in Colorado was marvelous. It’s everything you expect it to be, and whatever your goals—are you looking to generate new work, wish to refine and deepen a piece, focus on putting together a collection of stories, or plan for a new project, for example—this workshop provides the space and support to realize them with an outstanding collaboration in Fish and Stohlman.” ~April Bradley, Rendezvous in the Rockies

“I think what sets this retreat apart from others is the level of encouragement and positive energy that is given to the writers. It’s amazing to see instructors and attendees truly appreciate the importance of creative camaraderie and support, and to model that support so beautifully.” ~Jan Saenz, Rendezvous in the Rockies

“A wonderful experience to work with “Masters in Flash,” Kathy Fish and Nancy Stohlman in this unique setting. I met amazing writers, readers, and editors from across the country and am now reenergized and focused on my works in progress. Thank you Kathy and Nancy for taking the time to work with us.” ~Leslie Archibald, Rendezvous in the Rockies