Welcome to Foreword Retreats.
Immerse yourself in France’s joie de vivre with your favorite bestselling authors.
Our writing retreats combine exceptionally talented writing teachers and intimate week-long retreats 
with authentic regional cuisine & activities in the most beautiful French locales. 
À bientôt!

Meet Your Foreword Team

Carol Johnson

Carol operates at the nexus of authors, venues, and logistics. She brings organization and attention-to-detail, as well as a certain “je ne sais quoi” to create inviting, inspiring, and rejuvenating retreats.

Gabrielle Col

Bree is our concierge extraordinaire.  She coordinates the “experience en terroir” of your retreat: orchestrating local activities, cuisine, and transport to make your sojourn rich and memorable.