solo / couples retreat



your personal writing retreat

Deepen your process by working privately with Alan to take your work to the next level. Come to Salt Spring Island on the west coast of Canada for four days of life-changing exploration into the world of your story. Set on five acres, our retreat center is a place of creative solitude. This solo (and small group) intensive retreat includes one-on-one zoom sessions prior to arrival, and is followed by three monthly check-ins to integrate the work. Includes luxury accommodation and organic farm to table meals.

Note: This retreat is only available to current and former L.A. Writers' Lab students.

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meet your teacher

alan watt standing in front of an L.A. Hillside smiling, hand in pocket

Hi, I'm Alan. They call me the Story Whisperer. I teach a process of marrying passion to craft to tell compelling stories. My students range from first-time writers to best-selling authors and filmmakers who've won numerous accolades for their work including the Pulitzer Prize.

L.A. Writers' Lab's mission is to help writers build a body of work. If you have a story to tell and are seeking support, guidance and community, then welcome. I look forward to working with you.

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