As we will be keeping a weather eye out on the bay, and daily adjust our schedule accordingly, this is a sample schedule for Week Two. Week One is designed for our guests to have all the necessary time to focus solely on their work:


Afternoon arrivals and check in.  Afternoon tea provided for the hungry.

After check-in there will be time to climb Blueberry Hill or wander down to Bakeman Beach.  You might want to visit the Nearing Good Life Center, or if the time is right, explore the tidal pools on Pebble Beach.  If the afternoon winds have settled, it may be the time for a kayak on the bay for those so inclined.

Welcome drinks will be around 5:00, followed by dinner.  

And then, greetings and salutations.


Early morning breakfast treats and fruits will be laid out for early risers.

The sun rises at 4:50 am, and the morning’s still waters are a perfect time to be on the bay.

Hot Breakfast is served to order between 8:30 and 9:00.

9:15 -10:30  Conversations with Guest Author

10:30  Tea Break

10:45 -12:15 — Daily Workshop

12:30 — Lunch

Afternoon: Private time for working on assignments or writing. 

Individual critique times.

And then gather for dinner and an evening session.


Morning schedule same as Thursday 'til lunch .

Afternoon — Private time for writing.  Or hiking.  Or reading.  Or thinking.  

Individual critique meetings.

5:30 — Pre-dinner libations and nibbles on Moss Wood Porch

6:00 — Dinner

Evening gathering


Early breakfast for early risers

Hot breakfast at 8:30

Morning will be for private writing time, individual critique meetings, or some time to be on or near the water.

12:00  Lunch

1:00-2:00 — Conversations on craft

2:00 — Tea Break

2:30- 4:00 — Workshop

5:30 — Evening libations

6:00 — Moss Wood’s famed lobster dinner for those who eat ‘em.

Evening: The Moss Wood Retreat Reading.


As always, an early breakfast for early risers.

Hot breakfast at 8:30

9:00- 10:30 — Final Session

10:30 — Farewells for now

11:30-12:00 — Departures