Retreats: Fishplate Poetry offers various writing retreat opportunities:

Quiet Please. One day semi-silent retreats on Bainbridge Island. We start with a simple meal together. Then we write all afternoon with (optional) prompts in three to forty minute increments. We leave with up to ten new poem starts. Next Quiet Please retreat: January 5th (Winter Retreat), 12:30-5:00, Cost: $75

Guest Retreats and Weekend Retreats. Local and visiting writers will lead one day or full weekend writing retreats. Housing not provided.

Date: November 23: Tara Hardy and Michele Bombardier: What We Bear: Vulnerability On The Page. A generative and teaching workshop for all levels. Saturday 9:30am-4:00 Cost: $239 Optional dinner and reading to follow. To register, email:

Note the date for this writing retreat has been updated.