Winter 2016 Writers Retreat at The Narows

Join us for the first ever CCC Writers’ Retreat.  The retreat will be held at The Narrows in Zanesville, Ohio.

The Narrows is an easy 55 minute drive from Columbus. Just far enough to leave your distractions behind, but close enough to make it an easy breezy day trip.

At CCC, we’re serious about helping writers produce great work.  And our retreat will follow suit.  We’ll provide optional opportunities for breaking up the day, doing some fun stuff and engaging with other writers, but our primary focus is on providing dedicated, distraction-free time for you to work on the projects that are important to you.

The Narrows is a really cool space, and it’s big enough for us to provide several different writing environments.  Whether you prefer quiet solitude, a little chaos, or ambient music, I think everyone will find a spot that will really encourage productivity and creativity.

This event will be held all day on February 13th.  It’s up to you how you engage, but we’ll get started right at 8am and proceed until 6pm.  After it’s over, you’re invited to join us at Weasel Boy Brewing, a micro-brewery that shares the building, for dinner.

The fee for the retreat is $25 for CCC Writer and Sponsor Members (membership is $15 and $100 per year, respectively) or $35 for non-members.  That fee includes your access to the space all day, as well as snacks and drinks from favorite Zanesville businesses all day.  Lunch is also included.

We’re really excited for this event.  I think it’s a cool new development in what CCC has to offer.

Use the PayPal buttons below to make a reservation. Space is limited to 20 writers, so don’t hesitate to reserve your spot if you’re interested in attending.  Sorry, but we are not offering refunds.  Update: Wow! Due to tremendous response, this event is now full.  Please email us at with “Retreat Waiting List” in the subject line, and we’ll let you know of any cancellations.

Find more information about the writers’ retreat and get real time updates on Facebook here.

Makers Market 11/28

Columbus Creative Cooperative is proud to be a participating vendor at the Makers Market happening this Saturday, 11/28 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Narrows:  126 Muskingum Ave. Suite Z, Zanesville, Ohio.

Take a trek to Zanesville on Small Business Saturday to check out this cool event that’s featuring small businesses from around the Muskingum Valley. Get out of town, and explore what other writers, craftspeople, artists and artisans are creating outside your own locale.

Join the Facebook event here to view the complete list of vendors.

Swing by the CCC booth on Saturday and say hello, check out some of our books, and learn about our upcoming projects. After you’re through strolling around the market, grab lunch or a coffee at The Bridge Cafe next door (go for the chicken and waffles, trust me), or a pint at Weasel Boy Brewery upstairs.

The Narrows is a space for entrepreneurs, artists and other folks with big ideas, founded by CCC Director Brad Pauquette and his wife Melissa. Check out this recent article in the Times Recorder for more insight into some of the cool stuff happening at this space.

This event is free and open to the public. You DO NOT need to be a CCC member to attend, and no RSVP is required.

Questions? Contact us by clicking here.