Events Barn



Retreats, workshops, weddings, pop-up dinners, art shows, and all kinds of fun coming to our restored 1800s post and beam Events Barn. We're currently in the final phases our restoration (hence the work-in-progress pic below) but will be ready for you this summer!

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WORKSHOPS & Retreats

We host a variety of workshops and retreats throughout the year, most of them art centric. See below for details about upcoming events including how to sign up.

Interested in hosting a workshop or retreat of your own? Hit us up! 2018's summer and fall's weekends are all spoken for, but we're definitely happy to get you and your crew up midweek. 

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First of all, CONGRATS!

We've hosted fourteen weddings and counting. Our 2018 dates are full, but for those of you looking towards 2019, email us (info@sprucetoninn.com) or give us a call (518-989-6404) and we can send you details about dates, rates, and what exactly we offer. 

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WRITERS IN THE WOODS: personal narrative workshop with Stephen foreman 9/17-20

This four day, three night workshop is a mix of group work, lectures, one-on-one meetings with Foreman, and individual writing time aimed at bringing your truest voice to life. Participants are asked to bring a personal narrative to hone. Can be a book length memoir or shorter essay(s). $495 rate includes three nights at the Inn, morning coffee and two catered lunches, all workshop time, and a signed copy of Foreman's newest book Journey. Space is limited to 9 participants (though local "day students" are welcome to audit at no charge!). To reserve, email us at info@sprucetoninn.com or call us at 518-989-6404.

About Foreman: He's the author of many articles and three novels: Toehold (Simon & Schuster), Watching Gideon (Simon & Schuster), and Journey (Skyhorse Press). After a hitch in the Marine Corps and a host of treks in jungle, desert, and wilderness mountain terrains, Foreman finally came to roost and taught writing at various universities. Same year, same month Foreman was offered tenure he was also offered a three picture deal from Universal Studios. He snagged his ticket and migrated west to Los Angeles to work as a screenwriter and director. He now lives and continues to write right down the road from the Inn. This is his third workshop with us.

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A mix of personal essay workshops and fiction workshops that cover what makes a compelling narrative as well as revising and self-editing tips. It's open to anyone looking to take their work to the next level. Prompts and readings/discussions and inspiration provided throughout the three days, two nights. $795 rate includes two nights at the Inn, morning coffee and two catered meals, and all workshop time. Space is limited to 7 participants. To reserve, email us at info@sprucetoninn.com or call us at 518-989-6404.

Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novella Women & essay collections I'll Tell You in Person and Legs Get Led Astray. She has published work in New York Magazine, Vice, Lenny Letter, Longreads, BuzzFeed, and many anthologies. She lives in Hudson and teaches creative writing in NYC. She was a 2018 Spruceton Inn Artist Resident. This is her fourth workshop here at the Inn.

Elizabeth Ellen is the founder of Short Flight/Long Drive Books. She is the author of the novel, Person/a, the story collections, Fast Machine and Saul Stories, and the poetry collection, Elizabeth Ellen. She is also a contributing editor at the literary journal, Hobart.