Summer Residential Sanctuary

Please Note: The Residential Summer Sanctuary for 2013 is now FULL. If you would like to put your name on the waiting list in case of cancellation, please fill out the registration form and indicate that in your optional message space. Thank you.

or Writing Heaven

with Susan Lynn Reynolds

Thursday August 8 to Sunday August 11, 2013

Participants arrive Thursday evening and settle in. We will gather for a 7 pm introduction and launch into the first “on-the-spot timed writing exercises to stretch those stiff writing muscles and get the creative writer in you feeling more relaxed, focused and perhaps even a little experimental.”

Each morning will be spent in silence. Writers can meditate, write, walk or just sit and gaze out over the river until after breakfast, when we gather for a morning of varied sensuous and poetic prompts. We are invited to share some of this fresh work with the group, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.

The afternoons are free for working on a writing project, swimming, walking in the forest, canoeing or even napping. There is an optional gathering after dinner to share a writing piece of our choosing with the group.

The retreat will end Sunday afternoon by 4 pm.

Slideshow of last year’s retreat will load in a few seconds, depending on your browser speed. Registration form below:



Where: 890 Monck Road, Sebright, Ontario

Cost (includes all meals, snacks, accommodation & program):

*$370. for a private room (4 available) ($340 for WCDR, WCSC and WCYR members)

*$300. for shared accommodation (3 places in a deluxe 14 x 16 canvas tent with desk) ($270 for WCDR, WCSC and WCYR members)

$250. camping with your own tent ( $230 for WCDR, WCSC & WCYR members)

Questions? Please call Deepam at 705-323-4903

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In the summer of 2013 I was invited to do a TEDtalk on “Shining the light on our Changing Communities”. I talked about the therapeutic writing program I do with incarcerated women. You can view the talk here.

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