Going Under the Words: Writing Fiction & Memoir

With Shaena Lambert

June 23 - 28, 2019
Cortes Island
Creating fiction and memoir is part craft, part mystery. Discover ways to shuck the skin of your words, to find the beating heart. Connect with your voice, and wind drama and action into your writing’s DNA. Experience the creative thrill of going deeper.

Holy Sh*t: Writing the Sacred & Profane

With Ann Randolph

June 28 - July 3, 2019
Cortes Island
No mud, no lotus. Mine the mud of your life journey to uncover the lotus of your unique, powerful story. Profound transformation occurs when you write and speak aloud both the sacred and the profane, the joy and the suffering. Speak your truth on the page, stage, and in life.

Deep Noticing for Distracted Writers

With Sarah Selecky

August 9 - 14, 2019
Cortes Island
Writers will learn how to drop into a state of wordless receptivity, and bring presence into language and story. The writing will be generative and unexpected; participants will experience ripples of insight and a renewed love for their craft.

Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation

With Mark Matousek

August 23 - 28, 2019
Cortes Island
Memoir is a path of self-knowledge. Learn to tell the whole truth and your essential stories will emerge, bringing insight and transpersonal wisdom. Writing exercises and group dialogue guide you toward creative discovery, increased mindfulness, and better composition. Everyone welcome.

Seriously Funny: In Writing, In Life

With Janelle Hanchett and Lisa Page Rosenberg

September 15 - 20, 2019
Cortes Island
Humourless writing is dead writing. Learn how to incorporate humour into your own work as we celebrate the comedic in art: literature, film, theatre, and even political analyses. Infuse your narratives with humour, even in the most difficult of subject matter.