Escape to the Sea Island Writers Retreat and Hone Your Writing

Sea Island Writers Retreat
Sea Island Writers Retreat
ATLANTA - July 28, 2022 - PRLog -- Give yourself the gift of time and escape for four days to fine tune your writing – playwriting, historical fiction, poetry, YA, editing and memoir.  The 2022 Sea Island Writers Retreat (SIWR), powered by chromatic black™ will take place November 2 to November 6, 2022 on Tybee Island, an island off the coast of  Savannah, Georgia.

"We are a brave place for women writers. No pressure. Just progress," said SIWR founder and director Tina McElroy Ansa, who held the first Sea Island Writers Retreat on Sapelo Island, Ga. in 2004.  "The Sea Island Writers Retreat offers workshops led by a combination of popular and literary writers of our time."

"The Sea Islands are sacred space providing fertile ground for creativity and breakthrough inspiration in the cultivation of writers, said Abeni Bloodworth, co-founder,  chromatic black™

Participants will convene  just steps away from the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. This intimate retreat will convene 15 African-American women writers for intimate small group discussions, talks, individual mentoring and guided consultations. Other authors on all aspects of the craft and the business of writing.

Organizers—novelist Tina McElroy Ansa (TAKING AFTER MUDEAR); writer and memoirist and editor  Wanda Lloyd (COMING FULL CIRCLE: From Jim Crow to Journalism); have confirmed an illustrious lineup of writers: author Dolen Perkins - Valdez, (TAKE MY HAND); YA writer Nic Stone (DEAR MARTIN); playwright and actress Regina Taylor (LOVECRAFT COUNTRY); memorist Dawn Turner (THREE GIRLS FROM BRONZEVILLE:  A Uniquely American Memoir of  Race, Fate, and Sisterhood;), and poet Crystal Wilkinson (PERFECT BLACK).

Tuition is $2,500 plus a non-refundable $75 application fee. Payment plans are available. The cost covers housing, chef prepared meals, sumptuous snacks, and writing workshops and materials.  Deadline to register is August 15, 2022.

Visit Sea Island Writers Retreat ( to register with samples of work in progress.

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About Sea Island Writers Retreat (

Founded in 2004, The Sea Island Writers Retreat provides emerging and other women writers of color with four days of uninterrupted writer's a haven for creativity.  The retreat will share endless opportunities for writers to network and learn from best-selling and award-winning writers to help fine tune writing, editing and reviewing works in progress.

About chromatic black™ (

chromatic black™ ( is a collective of 10,000 +/- artist-activists across a spectrum of creative disciplines. Our vision -  is the reclamation of STORY as a public common.  At the core of our vision is a deep and firm commitment to knowledge as a means of building cultural power and advancing transformative justice.

Our mission is the disruption of the master narrative with good storytelling. We understand the master narrative as structural violence in all of its many mutations.   We are storytellers and we use our artistic platforms – art, education, film, television, live and digital entertainment – to bring about cultural change, utilizing movement intelligence to disseminate unifying narratives to combat structural violence.

By amplifying futuristic perspectives on intergenerational well-being, we seek to introduce counter-narratives to the conventional perspectives that normally dominate mainstream airwaves.

Since our inception, chromatic black™ ( has supported artistry and amplified strategic campaigns by partnering with filmmakers, creative entrepreneurs, movement leaders, cultural bearers, and creative place makers.

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