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The Peripatetic Writing Workshop

St Simons Island, Georgia 

February 17-24, 2018 

The Peripatetic Writing Workshop, now in its 27th year, heads to the Outer Banks of Georgia for its annual winter fiction/nonfiction workshop February 17 to 24th

NYU teachers and authors Maureen Brady and Martha Hughes lead the program featuring daily workshops, stimulating writing exercises and optional tutorials.

Martha Hughes founded the Peripatetic on Shelter Island in 1991 as a gathering place for writers in need of a quiet time and place for writing, plus a caring and constructive assessment of their work by editors and peers. Since then, in keeping with its name, the Peripatetic has moved from state to state and country to country, holding workshops in such diverse locations as Achill Island, Ireland; Anna Maria Island, Florida; Antigua, Guatemala; Siracusa, Sicily; Woodstock, NY; Verona, Italy; and Deal, England.

What remains the same year after year is the stimulating atmosphere and warm camaraderie created by a serious group of writers sharing work and writing concerns.

St Simons Island, off the southeast coast of Georgia, is known for its beauty and rich history, which includes the Gullah culture dating far back in American history.


"They gave great, individualized advice based upon our needs. it surprised me that teachers responding to other people's writing could be so much of a teaching tool....I found the advice valuable in places where I was having difficulty, which helped me to move forward." Mitzi Dorton, Woodstock, 2015 


This is truly a working writers' workshop with group critiques and exercises, which advance the work and refresh participants' skills.”
John Soebbing. AMI, Fla., Jan. 2015.


Everything was lovely. The writers were not only talented, but also terrific people, fun and pleasant to experience Deal with. The writing exercises were incredibly helpful."        Maria Ostrowsky, Deal, Kent, UK, 2017