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Westport Lighthouse
writers retreat


Like so many other small businesses, we were forced to close our doors in 2020, waiting and watching as the world around us changed. There's no "getting back to normal"; normal's not really a thing for artists and ocean shores. In 2022, we made the difficult decision to remain closed. 

Private coaching and small group classes are still available online. 

We still live in Westport, and we encourage you and your family to visit! I'm telling you, there's something about this place. :)

We're incredibly grateful to all the authors who came to the beach for solo and group retreats during our four busy years of operation. Our mission was to feed, shelter, and nurture fellow creatives; you all turned it around, feeding our creative spirits and infusing this place with huge joy. Thank you!


Peace and grooviness ~

Joni & Gary

What you seek is seeking you.


"My wish for you is that you have a never-ending series of dreams and a furious desire to realize a few of them."


Westport Lighthouse Writers Retreat is perched on the stunning Pacific Coast in Washington State adjacent to Westport Light State Park, where the sea air is clean, the waves are wild, and there's no such thing as writer's block. We host small group intensives with stellar guest faculty and solo retreats tailored to the needs of the individual author. Our goal is to provide everything you need to take your manuscript to the next level: expert editorial guidance, creative career coaching, home cooked meals, lovely accommodations, soul-feeding sea air, and just the right mix of mollycoddling/kick-in-the-pants. Hope to see you at the beach! 

 ~ Joni & Gary



NYT bestselling author Joni Rodgers

Multimedia artist Gary Rodgers

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