Stillwater: Release Your Inner Writer Retreat

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Do you long to write but anxiety, perfectionism, and the constant rush of modern life keeps getting in the way? 

Maybe you loved scribbling stories as a kid but the pressure of 'adulting' has you blocked.
 
Maybe you know you need to tell your stories but feel overwhelmed when you face the blank page (if you can even get to the desk). 
 
Meanwhile, time keeps ticking on. And if not now, then when? 
 
This retreat is for you if
  • you are a blocked writer or you have a strong desire to write but can't seem to get there 
  • you are struggling to make the time and space to create 
  • your anxiety around writing is stopping you from approaching the page
  • you're curious about writing creative non-fiction, memoir, or fiction 
  • you're ready to 'let go and lean in' to your own words 
If this is you and you want to fulfil your important desire to tell your stories, join Lauren and Anita at a lush, historic, lakeside estate in Central Ontario for a full weekend of community, creativity, and connection. 

Relax in century-old Edgar House’s sunroom as you write within a circle of co-regulating support. Consider your memoir or novel from a seat on the dock or while walking the forest labyrinth. Write during playful, profound writing workshops focused on fiction and creative non-fiction. 

Go home nurtured, inspired, and with new awareness of how to enter your writing with a deeper sense of safety. 

Capped at 14 participants, this retreat will fill fast! Secure the early bird rate with a deposit before April 10th and save $200! 

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Relax in century-old Edgar House’s sunroom as you write within a circle of co-regulating support. Consider your memoir or novel from a seat on the dock or while walking the forest labyrinth or wildflower meadow. Connect with a group of like-minded writers over delicious family-style meals. 

What you'll get: 

  • Easy accessibility from Toronto (just an hour's drive north) 
  • An early start (arrive at 2 p.m.) and late departure (3 p.m.) for the weekend 
  • Two night's accommodation in shared or single occupancy rooms in houses built in the 1800s and early 19th century  
  • Three workshop sessions to learn about the nervous system, ways to regulate, and approaching your writing in creative, curious, and safe ways 
  • Catered and prepared meals, enjoyed family style with the group, and self-serve coffee/tea  
  • Access to twelve acres of gardens, forest, and lake-front property, including a forest labyrinth, use of a canoe, and a dock 
  • Gift bags to welcome you to the event and a closing raffle 
  • New friends, new writing, and new awareness of your relationship with your words and yourself! 
  • $200 off if you book with your deposit by April 10th! 

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Retreat Information

Retreat Date 06-07-2024
Retreat End Date 06-09-2024
Retreat Fee Fees start at $929. Book now to save $200 (early bird ends April 10th)
Created By Lauren Carter
Retreat Contact Person Lauren Carter
Retreat Contact Information lauren@wildgroundwriting.com
Location A Historic Estate On Lake Simcoe
Genres and Categories Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir

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