Registration Now Open for the 2018 Jamaica Writers’ Retreat

caribbeanA week of reading and writing on the Caribbean coast. 

Dates: March 18-24
Location: Negril, Jamaica in this exact villa.
Facilitators: Mezan Ayoka, Yashika Graham, Jordan Hartt
Tuition & villa, private room: $950
Tuition & villa, private room with shared bathroom: $700
Tuition & villa, shared room: $500
Tuition & villa, sofa bed: $300

All options include your airport pickup and drop-off. Each writer takes care of their own meals: we’ll show you the best shops and restaurants in the area; a large full-service kitchen is available for use. Registration: Email

Spend a week in Jamaica reading and discussing the work of Derek Walcott–and writing in response, creating our own work based on the work of the master. We’ll enjoy and discuss Walcott’s “Collected Poems 1948-2013” and his book-length poem “Omeros“–with freewriting exercises each day, to put into practice into our own work the techniques we’re discovering in Walcott’s work.

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