Put your name on the 2017 interest list for this four-day writing retreat in the Shuswap region of BC, timed to coincide with the sockeye run on the Adam's River, a natural wonder. The unique retreat is a perfect getaway for both Shuswap-Thompson-Okanagan writers and those who are visiting the breathtaking landscape found in so much of Gail's writing.
Bring your fiction up to the next level in four morning workshops with Gail and enjoy a relaxed, restful atmosphere in which to write for the rest of the day.
Aside from the morning workshop critique from Gail and the other writers, you'll also take part in a one-on-one brainstorming session with Gail.
Gail will also lead writers on an afternoon tour of the landscape that has inspired her own writing, including a visit to the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, home to the Adams River sockeye run.
Count on an experience that will jump start your project and transform your writing life.
And that experience will continue long after the retreat is over. You'll have access to the The Spawning Grounds retreat forum until the end of the year, where you can meet on-line and discuss writing with your friends from the retreat. As a member of Gail's forum community, you also have continued access to the general salon area on Gail’s forum, where writers from across Canada, the US and around the world chat about craft, the writing life, publishing and promotion. Gail is there most week days to offer advice and links.
To hear from other writers who have experienced Gail's workshops and retreats first hand, click on praise.
Please note writers are responsible for arranging their own accomodation, but we've made that easy. We've arranged for highly affordable accomodation at the Sorrento Centre, the location of the retreat. For the full retreat experience, we recommend that even local writers stay in this wonderful location. Click here for more.
When: October 9 to 13, 2017, the height of the sockeye run on the Adams River. This year, expect a pre-dominent run. Predicted number of returning fish is in the 10,000 range, an awe-inspiring event.
Where: Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC (between Salmon Arm and Kamloops).
Cost: $675 per writer plus GST/HST of your province. Click on shop to purchase to reserve your spot. We'll respond immediately with details.
As we only have room for a handful of writers, to hold your place, the full fee is due on registration.
After September 1, cancellations will not be accepted and your registration fee will not be refunded as manuscripts must be submitted and distributed at that point. So, please make sure you can commit to the retreat dates before you register.