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Durham, NC 27701

Writing Workshops & Retreats - France, Italy, North Carolina

New Mexico


Writeaway in New Mexico

August 1-8, 2020
Rancho los Milagros and Viento del Rio

$2,100 for private room
$1,650 each for friends or couple sharing a room

Includes writing consultations and daily writing workshops, all meals, wine and cocktails, plus a cooking class and excursion.

They call it The Land of Enchantment for a reason.
Prepare to be enchanted.


A Writeaway with John and Mimi would be worth the price of admission for just the opportunity to spend time writing with other writers in supportive and striking settings. But they offer so much more: a workshop model balanced with equal measures of encouragement, inspiration and no-nonsense feedback; an opportunity to be spoiled with gourmet food, handcrafted cocktails and warm hospitality; and the company of two top-notch talents, each in their own right.
— Culley, Durham, North Carolina

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Big cliffs inspire

big writing ideas


Visit Georgia O’Keeffe’s house

and feel her presence in every room


Curl up on the patio

and settle into your thoughts


Cozy workshops

and lively conversations



by the Chama River


Take a balloon ride

above O’Keeffe’s landscape

Mimi and John are keen, uncompromising teachers and editors, always asking the perfect “what ifs” at the exact right moment. And the food—gourmet dinners of gorgeousness, full of wine + laughter + creative camaraderie. What a pure gift of a week. I’m leaving here with an entirely new toolbox, not just a few new tricks, and an extended writing family. Leaving today is bittersweet, but I have a feeling many of us will find our way back to NM again.
— Jenn, Washburn, Wisconsin


The gathering at Abiquiú, New Mexico was the fourth Writeaway I’ve attended. All the previous ones were great experiences in their own way. But there was something special about this one. Something in the magnificent setting that inspired, all but compelled me to write. I could not be more gratified that I attended.
— Doug, Fairfield, California

The Writeaway in New Mexico is located on a 22-acre ranch at a bend in the Chama River in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The ranch is approximately 50 miles north of Santa Fe, 65 miles west of Taos, about 115 miles from the Albuquerque airport.

Nearby, you’ll find Ghost Ranch, where horseback riding, hiking and hot air balloon rides are available. Also available are tours of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home in Abiquiú, and hikes at Plaza Blanco, a stunning white natural stone formation less than a mile away, a favorite landscape of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Explore beautiful Plaza Blanca.


Sometimes you need to travel to find yourself.