Created by a Writer for Writers.

The primary mission of Beach Shack Writers is to provide residents an inspiring writing environment that offers as much solitude as each resident may desire while also providing the opportunity to experience Hilton Head Island’s unique beauty, history, and culture. 

As your director, Beach Shack Writers creator, Cindy Whitman -- a graduate of the Bennington MFA Writing Seminars and the recipient of residency fellowships from The Cottages at Hedgebrook, the Vermont Studio Center, and the UCross Foundation -- has an intimate knowledge and understanding of what makes a writing residency both evocative and effective. 

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A Day in the Life of a Beach Shack Writer

8:00 – 10:00   Morning Beach Walk • Coffee & Croissants • Writing Warm Up

10:00 – 4:00   WRite. REad. Explore. • Private Coaching session (1)

4:00 – 6:00   Resident Reading Happy Hour on The Deck 

For more information on upcoming retreats please write to us at

In our inaugural year, we are keeping things cozy: just 12 writers per residency. But we have big dreams! We hope, as word spreads and our reputation grows, that Beach Shack Writers will one day feature authors-in-residence, writing seminars, writing fellowships, and perhaps even a literary magazine.

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