This year we are moving from an annual writing retreat to several mini retreats throughout the year. These are one-day island escapes to Bowen, where you will be greeted at the ferry, spend a full day writing, walking, and workshopping … with wining & dining breaks of course!
You’ll return home with a notebook full of new words, a head full of new ideas, and if you choose to join our Groaning Board banquet, a belly full of fabulous food.
2018 Retreat Dates
Highlighted links are confirmed dates. Subsequent dates will run pending sufficient registration.
- Saturday 6 January 2018
- Thursday 25 January 2018
- Saturday 5 May 2018
- Thursday 31 May 2018
- Saturday 23 June 2018
- Thursday 28 June 2018
One day retreats are $229 per person, and run from 10am – 6pm, with the option to stay for a complimentary dinner afterwards. If you book three retreats at once the package price is $599.
9:30 am – Pick up from Snug Cove ferry terminal (9:00 am ferry from Horsehoe Bay)
10:00 am – Tea and introductions. Identifying goals for the day for each writer.
11:00 am – The Hour Stories. In this two-hour workshop of writing and reader-response you will generate approximately 1000 words of either a new story or a section of your work-in-progress using the The Hour Stories created by Dale Adams Segal.
1:00 pm – Lunch. We invite you to join the editors for our literary-themed lunch, free of charge. You are also welcome to bring your own food.
2:00 pm – Writing, editing, or career-building workshop. These workshops change each time, and are focussed on helping you move your writerly skills to the next level.
3:00 pm – Walk in the woods or free writing time. A chance to refresh the lungs and mind with a guided walk, or an opportunity to get the words that are bubbling out of your head down on paper.
4:00 pm – The Hour Stories. A second writing and reader-response session.
6:00 pm – The Groaning Board Banquet. The editors invite you to join our traditional Groaning Board dinner to finish off the day, followed by a ride to the ferry terminal.
If you are interested in signing up for a retreat, please fill out the registration form. No payment is required now. If space is available we will send you confirmation and an invoice.