THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 RETREAT IS NOW CLOSED. DATES FOR THE NEXT RETREAT WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
a one-of-a-kind writing retreat with extraordinary teachers in a spectacular setting
SUN JUN 10 - FRI JUN 15 2018 (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.
June is the season for whales and icebergs! We'll have guided excursions around the beautiful Conception Bay area.
The Write Life's Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2018
WHO SHOULD APPLY
This workshop is appropriate for 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:
LOIS BROWN is a multi-disciplinary artist, director and writer who works mainly in live arts. She has received many awards from her work as an artist, including Best Original Writer from the Atlantic Film Festival. She was short-listed for the Siminovitch Prize, received the Victor Martyn-Lynch Staunton award from the Canada Council, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Achievement Award. Lois holds a Masters from Memorial where she has taught directing and acting. She was Dramaturge and Artist-in-Residence at Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal from 2011 to 2013.
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 is currently pursuing an Interdisciplinary PhD at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is a Certified Professional Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and has completed advance training in Somatic Experiencing®. 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
*NEW* FEBRUARY 9, 2018
Check in: 4 pm Sunday. June 10. Check out: 11 am Friday June 15, 2018
$750- $900 Double occupancy
$900-$1000 Single occupancy
(CAD. plus 15% HST) See below for rooms.
Guests stay on location in Ochre House in one of our beautifully appointed rooms. See here for pictures. 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.
Room Bed Ensuite Double/Single
South Room double yes $800/$1000
North Room double yes $800/$1000
Mezzanine 2 singles yes $800/$1000
Ground 2 singles yes $800/$1000
Choir Room double no $750/$900
Sun Room bunks no $750/$900
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 ($75 return).
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 May 11, 2018.
Cancellation: Refunds will be issued as follows:
100% less $50 administration fee if cancelled on or before May 27, 2018.
No refund if cancelled after May 27, 2018.
Payment Method: We accept e-mail transfer, Paypal and cheque.
This retreat requires a minimum number of participants to proceed. We reserve the right to cancel by April 29, 2018. Successful applicants will have fees fully refunded.