Limited to 25 participants and taught by some of Canada’s leading writers, Write on the French River Creative Writing Retreat offers the gift of time on a storied waterway to travellers, innovators, wordsmiths, dreamers and creatives.
Whether you want to finish the proverbial bedside novel, draft a travel memoir, query editors, or make a living with your pen, you will find expert guidance and good-natured support at this 6-day blend of nature, culture, gourmet meals and superb accommodations.
Applications are due by April 6, 2018.
Please read on to learn about this unique opportunity that combines excellent instruction with superb meals and accommodations at Ontario’s top specialty lodge.
If you haven’t visited the French River, it’s time.
The 2018 retreat is a partnership between the Lodge at Pine Cove and The New Quarterly (TNQ), one of Canada’s top-flight literary magazines – a creative combination that allows you to step away from the busyness of life to write, reflect, rejuvenate, and to access the mysterious world of publishing.
Success in writing is built on dedication to the work. Success in publishing is built on relationships. TNQ, one of this country’s most celebrated publications, has been nurturing writers for over thirty-five years.
Susan Scott is TNQ’s nonfiction editor. Susan has been with the Retreat since 2013 and is your go-to person for the 2018 program. If you have a question or concern, write to Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together, the Lodge at Pine Cove and TNQ have built the 2018 experience around the best of the Retreat’s lively traditions, balancing intimate workshops, small groups and talks with time to enjoy the beautiful, relaxed setting.
In addition to the Standard Retreat, we are introducing a new option in 2018: the Self-Guided Retreat. See below for details.
Writers Craft Workshops and talks or presentations by our Special Guests are optional (no sign-up is required), and open to all.