Deadline January 18, 2019 NOW CLOSED
2020 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
a one-of-a-kind writing retreat with extraordinary teachers in a spectacular setting
SUN JUNE 9 - FRI JUNE 14 2019 (5 NIGHTS)
We approach writing by inviting participants to unwrap their writing and their experience of writing. Using both unique and tried-and-true creative tools and approaches to contemplation, observation and structure, the workshop discusses individual processes and the place of writing in one’s life. It provides one-on-one dramaturgy and guided reflection, and plenty of time to write in an inspiring and comfortable setting. Participants are encouraged to bring consciousness to the habitual in order to be open to transformation.
Application is limited and competitive. We accept a maximum of 7 participants each year to ensure individualized attention.
June is the season for whales and icebergs! We'll have guided excursions around the beautiful Conception Bay area.
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WHO SHOULD APPLY
This workshop is appropriate for creative artists, choreographers, performers, directors etc. or writers working in any field: fiction, non-fiction, scriptwriting, poetry or academic writing. It can be very helpful for those who need to present publicly such as authors on tour or academics presenting papers.
You may be eligible for assistance from arts funding agencies. See, for example:
Congratulations to Lois
on her recent induction into
the Encore Dance Hall of Fame
LOIS BROWN is an interdisciplinary artist. She has won numerous awards including The Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding achievement in theatre and YWCA’s Women of Distinction Goodwill Award. She was Dramaturge and Artist-in-Residence at Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal from 2011 to 2013. Recent work includes curation of a micro-festival Injury, Illness, Pain, Sadness, Grief and Performance. Lois’s production of her playWhen the Angel of Death says ?how are you… about PTSD was named best play of 2016 by The Overcast. Her current investigations include democratization, following the objects or things, autonomy, and patience and boredom in long-form structured improvisations. Lois holds a Masters from Memorial where she has taught directing and acting.
Congratulations to Dr. Lori Clarke who has successfully defended her PhD dissertation.
DR. LORI CLARKE is an artist and performer who has collaborated with dance and theatre artists and writers, integrating somatic work, sound design and music for stage and screen for more than 25 years. Lori’s individual and group work is a contemplative focusing and grounding in body-centred, integral practices - an approach particularly helpful for those experiencing loss and healing from trauma. Lori holds an MA Somatics from the California Institute of Integral Studies (1995) and has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is a Certified Professional Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP) and assistant at trainings of the Foundation for Human Enrichment, Somatic Experiencing® Training Institute (SETI). See Lori's academic practice profiled here.
Retreat owner LISA PORTER crafts a safe and welcoming environment conducive to the creative process. A performing artist who works in film, dance and voice, she is interested in how we understand agency-our ability to affect change in the world. Lisa has a BA, English and a Masters of Philosophy, Humanities from Memorial. She also serves up a mean moose stew.
Delicious healthy meals prepared by host Lisa. We use fresh, quality ingredients. Breakfast (self serve), lunch, dinner and snacks provided. Vegetarian, gluten free, allergen-free choices available.
DATES & FEES
APPLICATION DEADLINE (2019 - now closed)
January 18, 2019
Check in: 4 pm Sunday. June 9, 2019
Check out: 11 am Friday June 15, 2019
Guests stay on location in Ochre House Retreat in one of our beautifully appointed rooms or at Baccalieu Cottage, a charming 3 bedroom heritage house with 1 full and 1 half bathroom less than a 10 minute walk away.
Double occupancy is only available for participants who choose to share with a friend - i.e. we will not put you in room with someone you don't know. Both participants must apply and be accepted. Room request allocation is first come first serve.
Room Bed Ensuite DO/SO
Ochre House Retreat
South Room double yes
North Room double yes
Mezzanine 2 singles yes
Choir Room double no
Room 1 queen no
Room 2 double no
Room 3 single no
Air fare not included. Nearest airport: St. John’s, YYT. (1 hr 45 minutes drive) Ground transport from St. John’s to Ochre Pit Cove can be arranged .
Space is limited and competitive. For application please submit:
1. A letter outlining your bio and current practice.
2. A sample of your writing. (200-300 words)
3 Your accommodation request. (See above)
4. You contact information including address, email & phone.
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Writing With Care.
50% to confirm registration.
50% on or before March 9, 2019.
Cancellation: Refunds will be issued as follows:
100% less $50 administration fee if cancelled on or before March 9, 2019.
No refund if cancelled after March 9, 2019.
Payment Method: We accept e-mail transfer, credit card, Paypal and cheque.
This retreat requires a minimum number of participants to proceed. We reserve the right to cancel by March 10, 2019. Successful applicants will have fees fully refunded.