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.
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
(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
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