Go and Write! with Dr. Gerard Collins and Jane Simpson, professional, award-winning authors based in New Brunswick, Canada. Our participants include emerging and published writers of all genres—poets, dramatists, children’s authors, memoirists, and more—as well as their friends, family and spouses.

Every retreat, whether we’re at a historic estate in Atlantic Canada, a castle in Scotland or Ireland, a manor house in England, or a villa in Italy, delivers a unique, life-changing experience and creates new friendships. We hope you’ll join us on our next adventure.


While our 2023 retreats are all full, we’re actively working on our 2024 lineup and will be announcing these retreats as we get each one finalized, so sign up for our newsletter to be in the know early!

Go and Write! retreats still to come in 2023

Christmastime in the Old Country: Ireland December 3-16, 2023

Celebrate the season in Ireland with us on this 14-day writing retreat, December 2023. Contact us if you’d like more information.

This retreat is now full, but sign up for our newsletter if you’d like to join us on a future retreat!

Check out our entire 2023 retreat schedule.


The mix of travel and writing made this a truly special trip… Even if it is a cliché, this was the experience of a lifetime.


Here are just a few of our more recent retreats. Visit our Previous Adventures page to see all the wonderful places we’ve been lucky enough to share with other writers.