SESSION 1 — Monday Sept 10th to Sunday Sept 16th (7 day workshop)
"FICTION WRITING" — A week long retreat with two workshops, approximately four hours long each. Optional activities include an island tour, winery tour and tasting, and a yoga class.
Workshop #1 will be Heighton's popular "writing as re-enaction" seminar, which he has presented at Banff Centre for the Arts, McGuill University, Massey College, and Sage Hill Writing Experience. This seminar is designed to help participants generate new work while also returning to works-in-progress in a refocused and energized way. Workshop #2 will be an evaluation of the participants' submitted work. When not in workshopping, you are free to read, write, socialize, or explore the beauty of the island. TO SUBMIT, please follow the instructions under the "APPLY" tab. You will be required to send 8-10 pages of fiction, once the preliminary on-line form has been accepted.
Instructor: Steven Heighton
Steven Heighton is the author of twelve books. He has received the Gerald Lampert Award, K.M. Hunter Award, P.K. Page Founders' Award, Petra Kenney Prize, and been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Award, and the Journey Prize. He was a fellow at the Cambridge Literary Seminars, and the writer-in-residence at Concordia University, Massey College, the University of Ottawa, and McGill University.
SESSION 2 — Friday Sept 21st to Sunday Sept 23rd (weekend workshop)
TO SUBMIT, please fill out the on-line form under the "APPLY" tab. No writing submission is required for this workshop.