Creative Getaways at Marconi Conference Center on Tomales Bay

The view toward Tomales Bay from Marconi Conference Center in Marshall, California

On beautiful Tomales Bay 90 minutes north of San Francisco spend four days writing, thinking, talking and dreaming in an inspiring and serene setting. Daily Amherst Writers and Artists-style workshops led by Cary Tennis unlock imaginative forces and stimulate creative thinking. Cary also meets with writers one-on-one to discuss individual aspirations and creative goals. We challenge taboos, uncover powerful memories and overcome longstanding creative blocks. Use free time to wander, write, eat, sleep, laugh, talk and enjoy yourself. The food is superb and the setting sublime.

Nearby are fine organic restaurants, an exquisite spa and the astoundingly beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore. If you need time to yourself, feel free to claim your solitude. If you crave company, in the evenings after dinner we gather to read aloud and entertain each other with music and stories.

If you have questions, want to send a check, need more information, etc., email us at or call Norma at 415 317-4460 or Cary at 415 308-5685. Download the Getaway Factsheet PDF here.