" ... a Woman must have Money - And a Room of her Own if she is to write fiction." Virginia Woolf 1882-1941
Winners of the 2015-2016 Screenplay CompetitionThe very best of our competition this year.
Our Residency It takes place three times a year on two acres of densely forested land along the banks of Rio Nimoyore and is home to much wildlife; howling monkeys, horses, birds and plenty of critters
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A Womens Nonprofit Writing Retreat &Literary Arts Program for Women and Girls
THE WRITE ROOM HEADQUARTERS are located in Miami Beach Florida. Our NonProfit arm TheWriteRoom.Org/Residency; a writing retreat for women: in Tempate, in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Region, fifteen minutes from the ocean. The writers in residence will enjoy a unique opportunity to learn about the natural world in Central America’s Costa Rica while pursuing their creative endeavors. Whether writing in your personal journal or writing for publication, being submerged in the natural world unleashes your powerful creative energy. Now imagine that the this time in this space in the world is mentoring you. Paradise!
THE WRITE ROOM RESIDENCY provides women writers with a stretch of uninterrupted time for their work while immersing in the opportunity to live in semi-solitude close to the natural world. In addition to that rare but essential commodity for a writer—quiet space away from jobs, children, and other responsibilities for that something less tangible but also invaluable: the validation and encouragement necessary to embark upon or sustain a long or difficult writing project.
THE WRITE ROOM WORKSHOP SERIES are taught to selected Writers from November through March annually. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION is included on a beautiful country side residency near the beach of Tamarindo.
Bringing one's own iPads, Laptops, Notebooks and old school pen and note pad are highly suggested as this is also a tropical area often with heavy rains which, yes effects, electricity but also promotes the time to concentrate on their work.
Transportation to and from the ocean by car is provided but otherwise we live on the property in its natural state allowing each resident to find her own treks to the local small village or call for car and driver if that is her wish. Personal writing time is woven into the moments between just thinking! Join us for unforgettable days of solitude and camaraderie.
We are a national, nonprofit organization that extends retreats to qualified applicants in creative writing and allied fields. Founded in 2012, our mission is to advance the impact of women in the media via the literary creative arts and allied fields by educating, advocating and housing.
The Write Room offers workshops and retreats for women in the creative writing and allied fields. We aim to support the female voice. We also offer an annual screenplay competition.
Creative Director Geretta Giancarlo has over twenty years in the screenwriter and film industry. She owns Big Six Media Production company and is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America. She is an independent filmmaker as well as a published and working author.