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The Writers' Retreat

USA: Sharpsburg, Georgia

The Writers' Retreat in Georgia is a peaceful and scenic safe haven for female writers who want to activate their literary voices. Located on a sprawling southern property of 1.8 acres in Sharpsburg, this serene and private place provides the perfect natural setting for serious writers to create without distraction. Georgia pines, oaks and maple trees embrace the retreat, fashioning a woodsy serene environment for writers to walk, breathe and write.

The retreat is dedicated to nurture women writers in a setting that celebrates sisterhood and unity where women come to unlock their creativity, listen to their inner voices, and push their literary limits.


The retreat features two spacious studios and a spiritual room for meditation, yoga, music, etc. Writers have access to Wireless Internet, a fax machine, CD, cassette player and television. Bicycles and yoga mats are also available. A healthy Continental breakfast is included. The staff has a list of other venues for dining in the area, and on-property delivery as well as information on businesses providing massage, yoga, and meditation sessions.


All studios feature woodsy views.

The retreat offers two studios. Each studio has a desk, chair, and reading lamps, queen-size beds and comfortable chairs, one shared bathroom, and air conditioning/ceiling fans. Residents may use the kitchen to cook meals. For your convenience, there are large grocery stores in Sharpsburg and plenty of restaurants.†

On-site mentor, Adilah Barnes is a writer, actor, acting instructor, producer, Internet talk show host and lecturer. She has appeared in television and film productions such as Roseanne, Cold Case, Erin Brockovich, and Iron-Jawed Angels. She conceived She conceived her one-woman show, I Am That I Am: Woman, Black, in 1990 and toured three continents: North America (including the Caribbean), Africa, and Europe. In the United States the show has toured nearly forty states. She co-founded the Los Angeles Womenís Theatre Festival in 1993 and produced close to 400 solo artists from around the globe. An acting instructor, Adilah extends her knowledge of film and visual culture to the community by teaching solo writing classes entitled From Thought to Pen, Connecting the Inner Dots and From Page to Stage. More than twenty solo pieces have been produced from these classes as part of the Los Angeles Womenís Theatre Festivalís homegrown Hot Off the Press series. Adilah earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her book On My Own Terms: One Actorís Journey slated for release in December 2008. She will begin teaching solo writing classes in Atlanta at the Award-Winning Alliance Theatre in June 2008.


Your Host and Retreat Operator:  Adilah Barnes.

Region:  You'll enjoy the proximity of nature and Peachtree City!

Location:  The retreat is located just 30 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 10 minutes from Peachtree City, and 45 minutes from Atlanta.

Closest airport:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is a half-hour drive to the Retreat.†

Tourism information:  Visit this Web-site if you wish to discover the region and beautiful Georgia.


Studio Name Description Weekly Rates
Main studio Private studio with queen-size bed, A/C, working desk/chair, continental breakfast, maid service, shared bath, wireless Internet. $600


  • High Speed
  • Wireless
  • Desktop
  • Phone
  • Kitchenette
  • Fireplace
  • Mini fridge
  • Breakfast
  • Private bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite
  • TV/DVD

Payment terms:  To guarantee your reservation in Sharpsburg, GA, you will be confirmed upon receipt of†$200 deposit payable by check. Balance is due upon arrival by check or cash; ATM's are available within 10 minutes from the retreat.†All currency is in US dollars.

Cancellation policy:  If at least 15 days prior, deposit will be refunded less $50 administrative fee. Cancellations under fifteen days will not receive a refund.† Trip cancellation insurance is strongly advised and can be obtained through your travel agent.

A sampling of memories from our residents

M. Angel --- I got a 10:30 flight out of Atlanta, but then it took me what seemed like days to get into the city. Actually, it was funny. But at last I am home. I do miss the trees, those wonderful trees of Georgia. I have such warm memories from the retreat. There is just so much there that is magical, and you give all of us so much. Thank you.

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