The James Jones Writers Workshop Retreat was established in the spirit of my father’s literary legacy and welcomes all whose calling is to pursue the craft of writing.

-Kaylie Jones

If I’d had any doubts about the distance and investment, all was swept away on the first morning of workshops when Kaylie and Judy gave us prompts and the meditation. It was wonderful. It is so much easier to go to that deeper, more scary writing place in the company of others and with great teachers.

Margaret M.

Working under the guidance and expertise of accomplished authors and teachers, Kaylie Jones and Judy Mandel, was one of the most transformative and illuminating experiences of my life. A group of amazingly talented women wrote and learned and formed new friendships. The work produced was of such high caliber that I hope everyone will submit to the appropriate outlets and keep on writing.

Joanne B.