All applicants who wish to participate in a retreat must submit a CV, publication history, and writing sample. Residencies are for writers looking for time away to work on a manuscript and are on a first come first serve basis. Please see guidelines through the apply page.

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

  

writing Retreat workshop tuition and fees


Your cost for sessions 1 or 2 includes accommodations, 3 buffet-style meals a day, and ferry transportation to and from the island. The 7-day retreat will include two 3-hour workshops, and the 5-day retreat will have one 3-hour workshop. Retreats will also include a Thursday afternoon instructor reading and book signing on the lawn that will be open to anyone on the island who'd like to listen and buy a book.

Additional options, depending on booking dates, include bike rentals, yoga classes, island tours, wine tastings, vineyard tours, bird watching, and Springsong reading tickets. These options are at an additional cost. You will be emailed about these options closer to the retreat dates.

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. The single twin bedrooms are usually booked first.

If you are a Pelee Islander and would like to participate in the workshops only, please contact us for additional information. If the retreats have not reached maximum participation of 12, then you can enroll at a reduced fee.

13% HST must be added to your fees. 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, but can be transferred to another eligible candidate or used for a future retreat.

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

Exclusive to Pelee Island residents, this option is available only if enrollment has not reached the maximum participation of 12.
                                (two workshops and lunches)           $240


5-Day Retreat    (SHARED BEDROOM with twin bed)      $600 
                                (SINGLE  BEDROOM WITH TWIN BED)      $900                                  
                                (SINGLE  BEDROOM WITH KING BED)      $1120

Exclusive to Pelee Island residents, this option is available only if enrollment has not reached the maximum participation of 12.
                                (one WORKSHOP AND LUNCH)                  $120

WEEKEND BOOK HOUSE ESCAPE


Your cost included Friday and Saturday night accommodations, the Saturday workshop and lunch, and Sunday morning breakfast. Prices per person, based on double occupancy. The Saturday option is exclusively for Pelee Island residents.

13% HST must be added to your fees. 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, but can be transferred to another eligible candidate or used for a future retreat.

WEeKeND ESCAPE   (bedroom with 2 twins or 1 King)     $280

WORKSHOP & LUNCH   (workshop only, exclusive to PI residents)   $120 



writing REsidency FEES


The price includes 6 nights accommodations and 3 buffet styled meals a day. 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. The shared bedrooms hold 2-3 people. There are also single occupant rooms available. The single twin bedrooms are usually booked first. 

13% HST must be added to your fees. HST #731121729 RT0001. A 50 % deposit is required to hold your spot. The remaining amount is due one month before the residency. Deposits cannot be refunded, but can be transferred to another eligible candidate or used for a future retreat.

6-Day Self-Directed Residency  
                                 (shared bedroom with twin beds)     $420
                                 (single BEDROOM with twin bed)        $630
                                 (Single BEDROOM with king bed)         $780

14-DAY SELF-DIRECTED RESIDENCY  
                                 (SHARED BEDROOM WITH TWIN BEDS)          $800

                                 (SINGLE BEDROOM WITH TWIN BED)             $1200

                                 (SINGLE BEDROOM WITH KING BED)             $1500