Welcome to

Writers Enclave

The goal of our curriculum is simple: To teach you to write a novel in just seven days.

Our intensive seven-day course will challenge and stretch you as a writer. You’ll benefit from professional writing instruction, the support of other students and the magnificent experience that is Woodmont of Virginia, set in the Appalachian Mountains.

Apply today and join us for a life-changing journey that will awaken the writer within you!


The Professor

About David

Professor David Bridges leads Woodmont Writers Enclave and is its chief instructor. After a career in Presbyterian ministry, David decided to devote his time to writing and teaching. He designed the Writers Enclave curriculum to give students practical and actionable writing tools and techniques that will provide a framework for writing a novel. David hosts The Writers Enclave at his working farm in Callaway, Virginia.

2020 Writers Enclave Schedule

spring session-closedout

May 2-8, 2020

summer session-closedout (1)-min

July 25-31, 2020

fall session - woodmont (1)

Oct. 24-30, 2020

2021 Writing Enclaves are currently being planned. Sign up to learn more about our upcoming Writing Enclaves.

Woodmont of Virginia

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Woodmont Writers Enclave

Our Mission

Woodmont Writers Enclave delivers writing instruction to students in a skillful, meaningful, and productive way.


Practical instruction

Learn techniques you can start using right away to develop your story and avoid blocks.


Writers network

Connect with other writers, who can provide feedback, support and inspiration.


Mountain retreat

Eliminate the distractions of daily life in a peaceful setting that’s full of possibilities.


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Our seven-day writing class will help you accomplish your writing goals and renew your spirit.