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The Peripatetic Writing Workshop

Gulfport, Florida 

February 3-10, 2020 

The Peripatetic Writing Workshop, now in its 29th year, heads back to the west coast of Florida for its fiction/nonfiction workshop February 3-10, 2020.

NYU teachers and authors Maureen Brady and Martha Hughes lead the program featuring daily workshops, stimulating writing exercises, structured hours for writing and optional tutorials.

Martha Hughes founded the Peripatetic on Shelter Island in 1991 in response to writers' needs of a quiet time and place for writing, plus caring and constructive feedback of their work by excellent editors and like-minded peers. Since then in keeping with its name, the Peripatetic has moved from state to state and country to country, meeting twice-annually in such diverse locations as Achill Island, Ireland; Anna Maria Island, Florida; Antigua, Guatemala; Siracusa, Sicily; Woodstock, NY; Verona, Italy; St Simon's Island, Georgia; Tybee Island, Gerogia, and Deal, England.

The location may change but what remains the same year after year is the stimulating atmosphere and warm camaraderie created by a group of serious writers sharing work and writing concerns.



"They gave great, individualized advice based upon our needs. it surprised me that teachers responding to other people's writing could be so much of a teaching tool....I found the advice... helped me to move forward." Mitzi Dorton, Woodstock, 2015
This is truly a working writers' workshop with group critiques and exercises, which advance the work and refresh participants' skills.”
John Soebbing. AMI, Fla., Jan. 2015.

The writers were not only talented, but also terrific people, fun and pleasant to experience Deal with. The writing exercises were incredibly helpful." Maria Ostrowsky, Deal, Kent, UK, 2017


Please note: The summer Peripatetic will return once again to Deal, for 10 days, June 26th  to July 6, 2020. The rolling photos on the heading all represent images of Deal, Kent, UK.