What our attendees are saying

“Before attending the New England Christian Writers Retreat I could not have imagined a place where award winning authors would selflessly offer their expertise and encouragement to empower beginning writers like me.  This retreat is a haven where you can feel safe to explore the dreams God has placed on your heart.   It was a life changing weekend and I can’t wait to go back.” – Jane Rattray (Massachusetts), blogger “Cherished Child”  

“The New England Christian Writers Retreat gave me the dedicated time and space I desperately needed to focus on my current manuscript, in a truly supportive environment. The presenters were inspiring, the surroundings gorgeous, and the meals delicious–an added bonus for this stay-at-home mom and writer! I can’t wait to return in 2014. – Susan Gilbert-Collins (New York), author “Starting from Scratch”  

“The New England Christian Writers Retreat far exceeded my expectations.  Offering outstanding workshops, instruction and encouragement from the amazing faculty and networking opportunities with other New England authors, writers and speakers, it was a delight!  (And I won a doorprize – full scholarship to another Writers Conference.)” – Cindy Saab (Massachusetts), Writer, Speaker, Teacher  

“The New England Christian Writers Retreat provided an intimate atmosphere for writers to meet,  inspire, and spur  one another on towards their God-given writing dreams. Nestled deep inside the New Hampshire mountains, the relaxed atmosphere allowed time for writing and meditation. The leader/teachers, while well accomplished professional writers, exuded a spirit of humility and opened their hearts and schedules to meet with attendees and address our questions on a personal level.” – Dawn Aldrich (Connecticut), author “Auntie’s House”  

“I especialy found the one-on-one critique to be valuable. It was so nice to have such a large amount of writing time during the weekend to apply what I’d learned in the sessions.” – Heidi Chiavaroli (Massachusetts), blogger “New England Inspiration”  

“I never fail to be reinvigorated when I spend time in the company of other writers. They get me like nobody else. Of course it’s also nice to have no dishes to do, no laundry buzzers buzzing, and un-vacuumed carpets calling my name. It’s just all writing, all the time, with somebody else doing the cooking. What’s not to love?” – Carol Barnier (Connecticut), author “Engaging Today’s Prodigal”  

“Writing in New England can be a solitary venture. I am thankful for The New England Christian Writers Retreat which helped me connect with my writing peers in my region and some from the national writers organization (ACFW) that I belong to. The program and teaching was fabulous. I was encouraged, inspired, and blessed!” – Carla Gade (Maine), author “Pattern for Romance”  

“I came to the New England Christian Writers Retreat seeing myself as a fledgling writer. The weekend provided sound practical advice on all aspects of writing, nourishment for my soul and an opportunity to share and be encouraged within a community of writers. As a result, I returned from the retreat feeling refreshed, with confidence to spread my wings and soar to new heights with my writing, and with the knowledge that my heavenly Father’s loving arms are always beneath me.” – Rachel Britton (Massachusetts), author “Prayer Zone Workout for the Heart”  

“An awesome weekend of writers gathering together to learn, share, encourage and dream. We envisioned a community of writers tapping on keyboards. We found new friends, colleagues and partners in the ministry. We’ve lit a spark in New England to equip writers to answer God’s call to communicate His message in our world.” – Jeanne Doyon, blogger “The Stream’s Edge”  

“NECWR was a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and develop community as writers.  Too often we isolate and type on our keyboards.  Instead, for three days we ate together, laughed together, prayed together and learned together. We tried to write together, but it was hard to stay quiet with so many new friends to enjoy!   In addition, the leaders were impressive — accessible, friendly, transparent and genuine, they gave up their weekend to coach, encourage, give feedback, and support all of us, new writers and seasoned professionals alike. I came away with new friends, renewed confidence, coaches to help me, and a plan!” – Wendy Coy (Connecticut), author “Learning to Pray Like Jesus”  “The NECWR was an answer to prayer for me! Not only was I able to meet with many talented writers and find a critique partner, but God gave me the writing direction I was seeking to launch two blog sites. At the Retreat, I connected with many gifted and experienced writers, but I also connected with God!” – Pam Palagyi (Massachusetts), author “Established”