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Deep Writing Retreat: A Five-Day, In-Person Writing Retreat

September 12th to 17th, 2024

at Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Includes all meals, accommodation, daily writing workshops, and more.


Are you longing for dedicated time and space to work on your writing? 

Come to a Gulf Island and create!

This retreat will offer writers time and space to work on their chosen writing project in an inspiring and supportive setting. Writers will be encouraged to dive deeply and joyfully into their creative process.

Daily writing sessions will take place in the mornings and some afternoons and will include helpful lessons (on writing craft, story development, cultivating a meaningful writer’s life, etc.) and lots of time to write.

In the spirit of creating a safe, encouraging environment for writers to deepen their process and make progress on their individual projects, works-in-progress will not be shared or critiqued in a group setting. One evening may be devoted to author readings, but participation will be optional.

The intention of this retreat is to provide a nurturing atmosphere for dedicated writers who are:

  • ready to refine their connection to the creative process 
  • open to having creative conversations with other writers
  •  longing for a break from their usual routine
  • wishing for a breakthrough in their writing process


Retreat Date 09-12-2024
Retreat End Date 09-17-2024
Retreat Fee All inclusive fee starts at $1,975
Created By April Bosshard
Retreat Contact Person April Bosshard
Retreat Contact Information
Location Salt Spring Island, BC
Genres and Categories Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir, Mystery, Novels, Screenwriting, Thriller/Suspense, Workshops
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Shadows & Secrets is a 5-day writing retreat for mystery, thriller, and suspense authors who are serious about their work and looking for transformation on their work-in-progress.

Retreat Date 09-25-2024
Retreat End Date 09-29-2024
Retreat Fee $4,500.00
Created By Kerry Savage
Retreat Contact Person Kerry Savage and Samantha Skal
Retreat Contact Information
Location Salem retreat
Genres and Categories Thriller/Suspense, Mystery, Novels
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Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls! Oh my! Join us for a special spoooooooky Elixir Writing Retreat!

Join award-winning horror writer Briana Morgan, 3 Seas Literary Agency founder Michelle Grajkowski, and co-host/professional ghost hunter turned literary agent, Stacey Graham! Eerie Elixir will surprise and inspire you...and maybe scare you just a bit!

Retreat Date 10-03-2024
Retreat End Date 10-06-2024
Retreat Fee $2,850.00
Created By Daniel Waldman
Retreat Contact Person Daniel Waldman
Retreat Contact Information
Location The Sayre Mansion
Genres and Categories Fiction, Creative Writing, Mystery, Novels, Thriller/Suspense