Writing Workshop – Summer 2017

Whether you’re a professional writer or write as a hobby, let the editors of Down East help you advance your craft. Learn what magazines are looking for from writers, hone your skills, and get out and enjoy Maine at the same time. (Up to 10 openings)


AllagashWriting Workshop

When: September 6–9
Price: $2,580 (single writer); $2,225 (double writer); $1,975 (double non-writer)

Full Workshop Itinerary coming soon


Managing editor, Brian Kevin, and senior editor, Virginia Wright

Your first night, you’ll gather in Camden and enjoy the evening at 16 Bayview Hotel. The trip kicks off with a welcome dinner hosted by editor in chief Kathleen Fleury that evening overlooking Camden harbor. Dine on local fare while you get introduced and acquainted with your fellow Down East Adventurers. The next morning after a tour of the Down East magazine headquarters you’ll head to Friendship where you’ll motor over to a rustic family-style lodge on Gay Island. The writing workshop will introduce you to Brian Kevin and Ginny Wright in addition to a few guest Maine authors. The workshop will focus on non-fiction writing & narrative journalism. Magazine writing and pitching for magazines and online publications will be discussed at length. Participants will learn how to tell a true story in the most engaging way and how to get their work to stand out and ultimately be published. You’ll also get some one-on-one time with our editors to ask your questions and have them provide feedback on your work.

While on the island we’ll spend time enjoying the beauty of Maine too. Ample activities for non-writers accompanying writers on this trip, including, guided kayaking, lobster bakes, bonfires, scenic and secluded beaches, walking, beach combing, relaxing and more.

Lodging on the island is in a rustic lodge. There is indoor plumbing consisting of 2 and 1/2 baths complete with flush toilets and solar-heated showers. Sleeping arrangements include both semi-private and private rooms. Book early for best selection. There are no laundry facilities at the lodge.

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Photographs by Mathew Trogner (lobster bake)


Please contact us with questions about this adventure.



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