• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,187.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $4,210.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,815.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,420.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $2,107.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,907.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,707.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,502.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,257.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,257.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,232.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,215.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,157.50
  • Commuter – CAD $1,057.50
  • (All prices include CAD $932.50 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 9
Ends with lunch on August 14

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on August 13*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on August 10-13*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on August 12*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on August 12, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Lagoon Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**, Desolation Cruise 1:30-6:30pm**
3:00-6:00pm One-on-One Sessions with Sarah
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on August 13*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
8:00-9:30pm Evening Session on August 9 8:00-11:00pm Bioluminescence Paddle on August 10**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $565

Package Price: $1,042.50 - $1,880 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, materials, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees.

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Deep Noticing for Distracted Writers

With Sarah Selecky

August 9 - 14, 2019

Sarah teaches creative writing in a way that is simple, radical, and transformative, and allows writers to develop the capacity for deep concentration.

To write using these methods means to quiet the mind in the midst of the action and distraction that fills everyday life. Learn how to find this state of calm centeredness, and experience how it is an aid to exploration of story. The writing done this week will be generative and unexpected, and it will help writers develop a compassionate approach to their writing practice.

Writers should come prepared to experience ripples of insight and a renewed commitment to their relationship to writing.


Sarah Selecky
Sarah Selecky earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and her writing has appeared in top Canadian magazines and quarterlies such as The Walrus, The New Quarterly, and The Journey Prize Anthology.Sarah is the author of This Cake Is for the Party, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize,…
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