Tasmanian Writer’s Retreat
with best-selling author Maggie MacKellar

Do you long for a retreat from your busy life? Can you let yourself imagine a place where time is different, not measured by clocks, or news cycles, or school drop offs, or work commitments - where you have time to focus on just you and your passion for words and writing?

If so, then join author Maggie MacKellar for four days of inspiration, writing, great company, food and wine at Southport Jetty House, a 150 year old Tasmanian Heritage Homestead located in Tasmania's gorgeous far south.

Maggie MacKellar is a Tasmanian based writer whose books include the best-selling memoirs, When it Rains and How To Get There.

“An amazing honest treatise …Slowly, MacKellar discovers the meaning of life; at least, as it applies to her. It is a level of self-awareness –nirvana even – few of us will ever truly know.” – Canberra Times

If I imagined the perfect writing retreat, one where I could immerse myself in refining my craft, relaxing and sharing meaningful conversation with others also on the journey that is writing, this would be it. With gratitude to Pauline, Sharon and Maggie.”
Chris Ferguson, 2015 participant

  • Tasmanian Writer's Retreat with best-selling author Maggie MacKellar
  • May 18 – 21, 2018
  • $1,995 pp

Do you write in a secret journal and wonder if your words, with a bit of work, might find an audience?

Do you write for a living but want to change genres and push yourself to improve your writing?

Do you write a blog and want your writing to be better – have more of an impact?

If you need a space to let the words rise up, in an atmosphere of creativity and companionship, where you have the room to be alone, or part of a group, then this writing retreat is for you.

The retreat will consist of informal small group sessions where structure, editing your work, writing for an audience, finding your voice and shaping your story will be discussed. There will be plenty of time for focussing on a work in progress, along with writing exercises to develop your skills as a story-teller. Whatever your level of experience, you are most welcome.

Over the four days, Maggie will be available to read and comment on your work.

As well as writing her own books, Maggie has lectured in writing memoir, history and literature and has taught writing workshops at the New South Wales Writers’ Centre.

For bookings, information and why you’ll love this retreat:

Sharon 0414 317 950 or Pauline 0427 320 118


The writing retreat includes:

  • Four days with Maggie to learn, laugh, be inspired and write!
  • Three nights accommodation at Southport Jetty House
  • All meals, morning and afternoon teas, drinks on arrival and with each dinner
  • Return transfers from Hobart to Southport Jetty House