“Pele’s Fire healed me in ways I didn’t know I needed healing and pushed my writing in ways I didn’t know I needed to be pushed.” – Grace Burns


Leave behind a world of distractions for a week devoted to your own writing in an ecologically-conscious setting at Pele’s Fire—a writers’ retreat held in a secluded jungle on the Big Island of Hawaii.

What makes our all-inclusive writing retreat unique? You can have it all: your own quiet writing time; small-group workshops with both of our teachers; generative inspiration and exercises; guided conversations on a variety of writing-related topics; your own one-on-one conference for manuscript feedback; group readings; and optional free time to explore the island. Volcano National Park, Lava Tree Forest, Kaimu black sand beach and volcanically-heated warm pools are all nearby.  We will be integrating our surroundings into our writing, and using our bodies as well as our brains.

The home-base for the Pele’s Fire writing retreat is Kalani—a nonprofit educational retreat center and eco-community that honors Hawaii’s heritage, and a living model for implementing best practices in permaculture, sustainability, and community development. Your registration fee includes six nights in a beautiful, spacious cottage (double occupancy), and all meals. Kalani also has a full schedule of yoga and movement classes you can attend, and many different wellness and healing offerings, including massage, reiki, etc. for additional fees.  A pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and 120 acres of seaside rain forest beauty await.

Write and move.  Retreat and explore.  Find quiet and community. Generate new work and get feedback on your manuscript. Work in groups and one-on-one. Work with both of our teachers.

Find out more at pelesfire.com.