Creative Writing Retreat (Sunday Arrival)

August 17, 2014 - August 22, 2014
Offered by Five Oaks Centre
Paris ON



Creative Writing Retreat


This program, for both beginning and experienced writers, is aimed at providing inspiration and ample writing time. Daily round-table discussion will be enhanced by meditation and gentle yoga techniques as a means to harness creativity. Participants with longer manuscripts in progress may, if they wish, choose to bring up to 30 pages to be individually critiqued by an instructor.
Andy Sinclair’s writing has appeared in fab, The Moose & Pussy, The Globe and Mail, The United Church Observer, Dragnet Magazine and Jonathan. He has performed at many readings including Toronto’s Emerging Writers’ Series.  His most recent writing workshop, in May, was co-led with author Angie Abdou in Fernie, BC. He is a certified yoga teacher who focuses on gentle and safe exploration through an alignment-based Hatha practice.  

Donna Sinclair is a former senior writer at The United Church Observer, now retired. Her latest book for children is Tommy’s Angel (Copperhouse).  The Long View (Northstone ) is her most recent adult book. For many years she taught creative writing at Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario; she continues to incorporate poetry-writing into her varied workshops.

This program is being offered as a part of our ‘Arts Week’ where three arts-based programs are being held at the same time. On Thursday evening we will gather for an ‘Arts Celebration’ where participants are invited to share the creative work that has unfolded during the week.

Yoga will be offered once a day for all arts week participants who wish to participate. Please bring a yoga mat.

Our outdoor pool will also be open to participants to enjoy. Bring a bathing suit and towel.

Perhaps you have a friend or a family member who would enjoy creative time at Five Oaks as well. The other programs being offered during the week are Photography & Painting.

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Start: Aug 17, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
End: Aug 22, 2014 @ 12:30 PM
Cost: $665.00

Register here if you wish to arrive on Sunday evening (after supper) in order to be here for the start of the program at 11am on Monday. Breakfast is included.
Please note that the program ends with lunch included on Friday.

Registrations are processed only once we have received your payment – either a deposit or the full amount.
After you fill out the online registration form you will be directed to pay through paypal.
If this payment does not go through, please contact our office at 519-442-3212 to complete the registration process.
You will receive a letter from our Registrar, confirming your registration within the week. 

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Categories: Lifelong Learning  |  Retreats  |  The Arts