Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Apr 1, 2021.
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $2,385.00
  • Single w/ensuite* – CAD $2,235.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,910.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,700.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,400.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,100.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,850.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,700.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,550.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,260.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,260.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,260.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,150.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,140.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,072.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on July 1
Ends with lunch on July 6

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $595 CAD

Package Price: $1,150 - $2,385 CAD / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Taxes and fees are additional. A $395 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A $195 refundable deposit is required (please contact us if you are unable to pay this deposit). Apply within your registration form.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

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Holy Sh*t: Writing the Sacred & Profane in Life

With Ann Randolph

July 1 - 6, 2021

No mud, no lotus. Uncover the lotus of your unique, powerful story by mining the mud of your life journey.

Discover the profound transformation that occurs as you write and speak aloud both the sacred and profane, the joy and suffering, to become whole. Trust your creative impulse. Release a sense of purpose you never thought possible. Become the author of your own life’s compelling narrative.

“Ann was incredible. She created and held a safe and supportive and kind place for us to dig deep and write our most sacred and profane. This experience was truly life changing.” – Diane Kristjansson, 2018 participant

  • Have permission to speak the unspeakable.
  • Overcome resistance, anxiety, and the inner critic.
  • Expand your creative range by exploring new mediums.
  • Discover where you and/or your character is stuck and create a new narrative.
  • Learn to let go of outcome and create in the moment.

Through writing exercises, group discussion and improvisation, gain practice and skill in speaking your truth on the page, stage and in life. This is a program for those interested in personal essay, memoir, solo performance and self-discovery.

“To work with a master of her craft is rare, for she has wisdom and patience, humour and honour, irreverence and fearlessness all in her toolkit; Ann Randolph keeps company with the Muse, in cornerside joints as well as pristine beaches; her Inspirational Artistry – whether she is performing or inviting the artist in you to come out and play – is an alchemical experience. She employs a grounded yet fluid, seasoned skill set to help you soar.” –Kate Bretton, Past Participant


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Ann Randolph
Ann Randolph is considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer/performers in the US. Her Ovation Award-winning solo show, Squeeze Box, was produced Off Broadway by Mel Brooks. Ann received “Best Solo Performer 2015” by the LA Times for her current show, LOVELAND which played for two years straight in San Francisco. LOVELAND also played to sell out audiences in LA and won the LA Weekly award for “Best Solo Show” and the SF Bay Critic’s Award for “Best Original Script”. Ann’s previous solo  show, Squeeze Box was produced by Mel Brooks and the late Anne Bancroft and enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway…
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