Writers are responsible for their own transportation to Port Clyde, ME, which is about 4.5 hours from Boston. Once there, parking is available for $7 a day. If you'd like to stay the night before departing for McGee's Island, Port Clyde offers a fine selection of B&Bs and hotels.
The island's caretaker/boat captain will transport the writers and their luggage to and from McGee's Island, at a pre-arranged time on arrival and departure dates. You'll find him tied up at the finger pier next to the Port Clyde dock (used by Monhegan Boat Lines).
The island's topography is varied. Surrounded by water (of course), with dense forests, fields, beaches, and hiking paths, McGee's begs exploration. There are no parking lots, no televisions, no paved pathways.
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Scholarship applications will be posted and downloadable on the Scholarships page as soon as they are available. Check back soon for updates.
For rates, room descriptions, and photos, see Rates & Accommodations.
For more about the organizers of the Salty Quill Writers Retreat for Women, check out the About Us page.
If you have further questions, feel free to call Pam Loring at 617-834-4110.
writing retreat for women
McGees Island, September 17, 2018
by Amy Aberdeen
By the time the fog clears it is late afternoon
And I have wasted the day in a blank haze.
Sunshine laughs aslant at me as if to say
My light is my light and each single ray
will fall where it will, and when, and the moon
light too before more fog falls will play
while the hoarse foghorn howls you fool,
you fool, all the way home.
The Finer Details