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Gig Harbor, WA
3717 Ray Nash Dr. NWGig Harbor, WA, 98335
Situated on an acre adorned with a multitude of fruit trees and perennial gardens, Harbor Writers’ Studio Retreat is the perfect location to reach your creative potential. With a peek-a-boo view of Hales Passage and Fox Island, this retreat’s tranquil setting will inspire you to create, reflect and to rejuvenate. Walk amongst the gardens, sit beneath the grape arbor with a good book, or relax on the studio’s tiny deck and nap. Harbor Writers’ Studio Retreat has everything you will need to indulge your creativity in a tranquil setting.
This fully furnished studio is the perfect setting to write that bestselling novel, memoir or screenplay. Use wifi and/or LAN connection internet. Comfortable living room area with plush couch, chair, and DirectTV with premium stations and DVD. Phone with unlimited long distance. Meals are on your own. Basics (coffee, tea, spices, condiments) are supplied. Fully equipped kitchen with tabletop double burner, portable convection/oven, small refrigerator, and microwave. Fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, coffee pot, wine glasses and silverware.
All linens provided. Washer and dryer in studio. Private bathroom with shower. Private entrance with parking and/or small patio area. Use of owner’s outdoor grill and picnic table. Bicycle available. Small neighborhood market, tennis courts and beach access all within walking distance.
Visit picturesque Gig Harbor only seven miles away. Listen to the frogs at night or if you are looking for company give me a call, I’ll come up so we can talk about what you are writing. This is the place to nurture your writing and I will facilitate your process as you desire.
On-site mentor, Kathleen O’Brien is an author, freelance writer and columnist. She writes short stories, personal essays, articles on a variety of topics including local community interest stories. She is past president and founder of the Peninsula Writers’ Association and past director and creator of the Gig Harbor Writers’ Conference. During her tenure as director she brought in literary and commercial writers including Lynn Freed, Bret Lott, Michael Collins and Ridley Pearson.
Since 1998, she has written features and a monthly personal essay column for an award-winning regional newspaper, as well as articles for trade, national real estate and hospitality magazines.
Kathleen has attended several writers’ conferences and workshops including the prestigious Napa Valley Writers’ Conference where she attended Ron Carlson’s workshop; at Centrum she worked with Bret Lott. In addition, she applied for, and was granted, a residency at Jacquelyn Mitchard’s One Writers’ Place.
She is the Marketing Director of Plicata Press and a member of the Associated Writers Program and Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Her passion for writing fiction has led to the creation of over two-dozen short stories. Her debut novel A Light in the Heart was be released in April 2011.
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