All applicants who wish to participate in a workshop retreat must submit a CV with publication history and a writing sample. Residencies are for writers looking for time away to work on a manuscript and are on a first come first serve basis. There is no submission required. Please see guidelines through the apply page.

Pelee Island marina
Trilliums on Pelee Island
Pelee Island Book House
Beachfront at Pelee Island Book House


TUITION AND FEES 


Please specify who will be sharing a room with you. If you are applying on your own, then someone of the same gender will be placed with you. The shared bedrooms hold 2-3 people. There are also single occupant rooms available, with either a twin bed or a King bed. The single twin bedrooms are usually booked first. Please note that applicants are not in competition with each other, and if a suitable candidate applies than he/she will be accepted before the application due date. Retreat fees include accommodations, meals, and workshops. Residency fees include accommodations and meals. 
Ferry costs are not included and booking times are at your own discretion. 13% tax will be added (HST #731121729 RT0001). A 50 % deposit is required to hold your spot. The remaining amount is due one month before the retreat. Deposits cannot be refunded due to your inability to attend, but can be transferred to another eligible candidate or used for a future retreat. Refunds will only be given if the workshop you enrolled in is cancelled. E-transfer is our preferred form of payment. Personal cheques are also acceptable. If you pay by credit card, 3% will be added to the amount.


7-Day WRITING workshop and retreat

Retreats prices include accommodations, meals, and workshops. 7-day retreats have two workshops. Workshops are typically 3-4 hours long, although instructors have discretionary power on the topic, format, and length of their workshops. Additional activities, depending on booking dates, include bike rentals, yoga classes, island tours, zodiac charters, wine tastings, vineyard tours, bird watching, and Springsong reading tickets. These options are at an additional cost, and can be paid at the beginning of the retreat. You will be emailed about these options closer to the retreat dates.

         (shared bedroom with twin beds)        $840
         (SINGLE  Bedroom with twin bed)          $1260                    
         (SINGLE  BEDROOM WITH KING BED)          $1575

Exclusive to Pelee Island residents.
          (two workshops and lunches)             $240


WEEKEND BOOK HOUSE ESCAPE

Your cost includes Friday and Saturday night accommodations, the Saturday workshop and lunch, and Sunday morning breakfast. Prices per person, based on double occupancy. 

          (SHARED BEDROOM WITH TWIN BEDS)       $280
          (SINGLE  BEDROOM WITH TWIN BED)          $420                    
          (SINGLE  BEDROOM WITH KING BED)          $500

Exclusive to Pelee Island residents.
            (SATURDAY workshop and lunch)               $120 


7-Day self-directed writing REsidency

Residency fees include accommodations and meals. Ferry costs are not included and booking times are at your own discretion. Rooms are booked on a first come, first serve basis. Please specify who will be sharing a room with you. If you are applying on your own, then someone of the same gender will be placed with you. Residencies will take place even if enrolment is low.  

          (shared bedroom with twin beds)        $420
          (single BEDROOM with twin bed)           $630
          (Single BEDROOM with king bed)            $780


14-DAY self-directed WRITING RESIDENCY

Need more time? Save money by booking two weeks in a row.

            (SHARED BEDROOM WITH TWIN BEDS)           $800

            (SINGLE BEDROOM WITH TWIN BED)              $1200

            (SINGLE BEDROOM WITH KING BED)              $1500