​​writing retreat ​for women

​​​​​​​​​​The Salty Quill

The Finer Details


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 from Monhegan Boat Lines. 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.

Coming Up Early? Try Mill Pond House, a lovely B&B a mile or so from the Port Clyde docks. The proprietor, Leslie, is so accommodating, prepares a great breakfast, and the house is lovely. Rooms are reasonably priced, too.

Email retreat@thesaltyquill.com for an application and details. 

Scholarship deadlines will be posted in early spring 2020. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please email retreat@thesaltyquill.com for  anapplication and deadlines.

For rates, room descriptions, and photos, see Rates & Accommodations. Room availability (at the end of each room description's paragraph) is listed at the end of each paragraph.

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.

Salty Quill Writers' Retreat