David worked as a Presbyterian minister for 25 years, in the pulpit and in pastoral care, before retiring and devoting himself to writing and teaching.The Writers Enclave is an intensive one-week course that will prepare participants to actually write their novel. The course was developed from Bridges experience teaching at theUniversity of Richmond’s School of Professional & Continuing Studies on the writing of historical fiction.

Woodmont Manner House

All Enclaves run Saturday through Friday. 

Enclaves are limited to 10 participants

Course fee: $3,000 includes all materials, lodging and gourmet dining.

Meals prepared by professional chef from Woodmont farm raised, grass fed Black Angus and produce from the gardens 

Lodging in separate men’s and women’s dormitories

Each participant will receive 4 books by David Bridges when enrolled. A downloadable package of other course materials. 

Participants from across the country drive to the Callaway, Virginia retreat or fly into Roanoke/Blacksburg regional airport.

2019 Writers Enclave Schedule:

Spring Enclave
May 4th through May 10th

Summer Enclave
July 27th thorough August 2nd

Fall Enclave
October 26th through November 1st