VerbHouse: A Place for Writers - Writing Retreat for Women - Sept 2020
VerbHouse: A Place for Writers - Writing Retreat for Women - Sept 2020
VerbHouse: A Place for Writers - Writing Retreat for Women - Sept 2020
VerbHouse: A Place for Writers - Writing Retreat for Women - Sept 2020

VerbHouse: A Place for Writers - Writing Retreat for Women - Sept 2020

$ 2,350.00


All-inclusive fee includes workshop, materials, single-room housing, and all meals/snacks. If you need a payment plan, please email and we're glad to discuss one with you! LIMITED TO 7 WRITERS. September 7-12 2020.

**LIMITED AVAILABILITY** If the writing retreat is sold out, you can add your name to the waitlist here to be notified if a space becomes available. 

"Patti Digh is a true original with her loving teaching and philosophies. Her writing retreat is the best decision I have made to hone my skills and become a better writer. A week of support from other writers and a collaborative, gentle, workshop experience come together to make a beautiful retreat and quiet getaway. Thank you for the knowledge and memories I will always cherish." -Margie E.

Go here to hear what other former participants have to say about this experience.

In September 2020, author Patti Digh will gather with just a handful of writers in the mountains of Western North Carolina (near Asheville) for 6 days and 5 nights of intensive writing, workshopping, 1:1 feedback, and quiet time to write. This is an intimate, exclusive event for those who want to use language and writing to express their creative spirit--and a unique opportunity to spend time learning from, laughing with, and interacting with Patti in such an intimate setting. Her authentic spirit, sense of humor, and depth of knowing will change not only your writing but also your life.

Along with Patti, you will gather in a beautiful space near Asheville, NC, with all the amenities you could want. A private chef will be onsite to cook organic vegetarian meals for you, as well as provide healthy snacks to support your work during the week.


You want to write, but you never do. You start, and then you stop. Or the starting stops you. You have stories inside you that need the light of day. You want to leave stories behind. You get frustrated by the solitude of writing and need a tribe to call your own, to have your back, to hold you accountable. You don't know where to go next with your writing. You're ready for publication, but don't know how to make that happen. This is why.


We will incorporate silence into our days, to allow for the uninterrupted writing time we all need. Each day will consist of the following ritual:

  • Monday arrival between 5-6pm in time for dinner and our first gathering
  • Tuesday - Friday: We begin with a 3-hour instruction workshop, an afternoon of silence for writing, and an evening workshop session that provides group feedback to each writer.
  • Saturday departure at 11:00am.
Why study with Patti Digh?

Patti is the author of eight (8) published books, including Life is a Verb, Creative is a Verb, The Geography of Loss, and Your Daily Rock. She founded The VerbTribe Institute in 2012 to provide constructive online and offline instruction and support to writers--and over 700 writers have participated in the past 6 years. Her approach is to help each writer see the story beneath the story, to recognize what is blocking them, and to hold them accountable for "sitting the hell down to write." She knows that data is not information - and that information is not knowledge - and that knowledge is not wisdom. The arc of her work, whether in writing or in life, is toward wisdom - and she will take you there with her. This is the most intimate retreat she holds.

September 7-12, 2020, in the mountains near Asheville NC at a lovely lodge with plenty of writing spaces.

Only 7 women writers will be accepted into this program. 

You will be nourished here: Mind, Body, and Spirit.

COST: The cost of this exclusive retreat is $2350, inclusive of all housing and meals and snacks for six days and five nights, all instruction, group and individual onsite coaching, all materials, and ongoing access to a private Facebook group for the cohort. The only thing not included is transportation to the retreat location. The price reflects the intimacy of the event. This is Patti's smallest retreat. Housing is in single rooms to support your intention for focus. 

If you need a payment plan, please email and we'll gladly set one up for you! A deposit of $500 will be needed to hold your space at the retreat. Because of the intimate nature of the retreat, no refunds can be made for cancellations less than 60 days prior to the beginning of the retreat. Cancellations more than 60 days prior will receive a credit for another similar writing retreat with Patti. 

Contact Patti Digh at to express your interest in this program and ask any questions, or simply register here.

This is also a wonderful gift for the writer in your life.