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 only two single occupant rooms available.

13% HST must be added to your fees. HST #731121729 RT0001.

7-Day Retreat    (shared bedroom)  $900
                                (SINGLE Bedroom)  $1200

5-Day Retreat   
(SHARED BEDROOM)  $600 
                                (SINGLE BEDROOM)  $800 


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.

WEeKeND ESCAPE   $250
SAT WORKSHOP & LUNCH   $80 



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.

13% HST must be added to your fees. HST #731121729 RT0001.

6-Day Self-Directed Residency  (shared bedroom)  $400
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. 

6-Day SELF-DIRECTED RESIDENCY  (Single bedroom)  $500 

There are two smaller single occupant rooms available, each with one twin bed.