• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $2,477.50
  • Single w/ensuite* – CAD $2,312.50
  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,952.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,775.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,450.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,115.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,887.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,737.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,557.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,182.50
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,182.50
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,182.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,100.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,040.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,022.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 28
Ends with lunch on September 2

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Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $545 CAD

Package Price: $1,402 - $3,131 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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Discovering and Deepening Your Story

With Sonora Jha

August 28 - September 2, 2021

You may have a glimmer of any idea toward a story. You may have a complete first draft that yearns for nuance and layers. In this workshop, you will find the tools to craft your essays, your memoir, or your work of fiction by breaking out into new discoveries in your voice, your characters, your arc, your story.

Sonora will offer lessons in craft and give you writing prompts to generate fresh writing in your plenty of self-directed writing time. The group will gather for nightly fire-side conversations to share bits of writing from the day, or exchange ideas about craft and the writing life.The workshop is appropriate for all writers from all backgrounds and any skill level. You need an interest in writing, but you do not need to have published anything yet.


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Sonora Jha
SONORA JHA, PhD, is an essayist, novelist, researcher, and professor of journalism at Seattle University. She is the author of the novel Foreign, and her op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, The Establishment, DAME, and in several anthologies. She grew up in Mumbai and has been chief of metropolitan bureau for the Times of India and contributing editor for East magazine in Singapore. She teaches fiction and essay writing for Hugo House, Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and Seattle Public Library. She is an alumna and board member of Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and has served on the jury for awards for Artist Trust, Hedgebrook,…
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