Tapping the Stream: A Spring Writing Retreat
With Betsy Warland and Shaena Lambert
June 23 - 30, 2024
Tapping the Stream is a week-long retreat – free from interruption – to explore the direction of a work in progress, as well as to foster creativity through community with other writers.
“Tapping the Stream is the most wonderful workshop I have ever attended. The facilitators helped me get back to writing after a concussion and encouraged and inspired me to break through an inability to write, after 6 published books. Hollyhock is a magical and healing place for a brilliant and supportive workshop. It’s more than worth the investment.” – Judy Rebick, author and feminist
This unique retreat combines self-directed writing time, a one-on-one session with both Betsy and Shaena, several morning craft intensives (focusing on subjects such as character, point of view, proximity, etc), and two fireside evening conversations about writing and the writing life. The retreat will also include a salon, where writers can share their work in a staged reading.
Writers should be working on a project, or fully ready to dive in, in order to maximize their use of this deep dive retreat.
Please note that upon registration, participants will be asked to send a sample of their work; fiction, non-fiction, story, or memoir, as well as a brief (3 paragraph) description of the work as a whole. Shaena and Betsy will read these in advance.
A detailed schedule will be available at least 2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.
Betsy Warland has published 14 books of poetry, creative nonfiction, and lyric prose including her best-selling 2010 book of essays on writing, Breathing the Page—Reading the Act of Writing. In 2023, a second edition of Breathing the Page will include nine new essays and be published by Cormorant Books, Toronto. In 2022,…
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Shaena Lambert is an award-winning fiction writer, author of four books, most recently Petra (Random House Canada, 2020). Her other works are Oh, My Darling, Radiance and The Falling Woman. She has mentored writers and taught writing for over 15 years at some of Canada’s finest writing schools, including The Humber School for Writers and The Writers’…
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