• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,217.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $4,270.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,875.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,480.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $2,137.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,937.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,737.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,532.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,287.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,287.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,262.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,275.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,187.50
  • Commuter – CAD $1,087.50
  • (All prices include CAD $962.50 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on September 15
Ends with lunch on September 20

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on September 18*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on September 16-19*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on September 16*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on September 17, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Lagoon Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**, Desolation Cruise 1:30-6:30pm**
4:00-6:00pm Afternoon Session
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on September 18*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner 7:30-10:30pm Bioluminescence Paddle on September 16**
8:00-9:30pm Evening Session on September 15 and 19

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Tuition: $595

Package Price: $1,072.50 - $1,910 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees.

Scholarships: Most scholarships are 50% tuition, with a limited number of full scholarships available. Apply within your registration form. Click for more info.

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Seriously Funny: In Writing, In Life

With Janelle Hanchett and Lisa Page Rosenberg

September 15 - 20, 2019

Humorless writing is dead writing. Learn how to incorporate humor into your own work as we celebrate and examine the comedic in art: literature, film, theater, and even political analyses. Explore parody, satire, timing and rhythm, voice and tone, as well as the ever-elusive writing of dialogue.

What makes a character funny? How do we laugh at the human condition in a way that deepens meaning? Learn how to infuse narratives and plot with humor, even when dealing with the most difficult of subjects.

Humor heals, it keeps us reading and living, and every writer can learn how to use their unique sense of humor to brighten the page.


Janelle Hanchett
Janelle Hanchett is an author, editor, writing teacher, and mother of four. Writing after her kids went to bed, between graduate school classes, and on lunch breaks from her “real” job, Janelle founded her irreverent, unapologetic blog “Renegade Mothering” in 2011. Eventually her website grew to draw hundreds of thousands…
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Lisa Page Rosenberg
Lisa Page Rosenberg is a former writer/director/producer for television. Credits include The Man Show, Popstars, The John Henson Project, Steve Martin: A Comic Life, Uncomfortably Close With Michael McKean, and the film Windy City Heat. Her stories have been published in essay collections, Listen to Your Mother, Moms Are Nuts, A Letter to My Mom, and True…
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