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Need a Nudge to Get Writing? Join Kelley Jo Burke at SWG’s Facilitated Retreat!

The SWG is holding a Facilitated Retreat, November 7-10, 2013, at St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, Saskatchewan. At the Retreat, Writer-In-Residence Kelley Jo Burke will give an introductory talk on writing, meet with each participant to discuss their writing and related questions, and join informal meal-time discussions about writing. The Facilitated Retreat will also provide undisturbed time for you to focus on your writing.

Kelley Jo Burke is an award-winning playwright, director, storyteller, CBC documentarian and broadcaster, and mother of three. Her plays include 2013's Somewhere, Sk., Ducks on the Moon, The Selkie Wife, Jane's Thumb and Charming and Rose: True Love. She was the 2009 winner of the Saskatchewan Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Leadership in the Arts, a three time winner of the City of Regina Writing Award, and the 2008 Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Playwriting.

To apply, submit the following:

NEW Deadline for receipt of applications is 4:30 p.m. October 23, 2013.

Applicants must be 19 years and older. Preference will be given to SWG members who have not published a book and who have never attended any of the SWG retreats. A maximum of twelve participants will be accepted.

*The cost is $255 per person, which includes a private room and all meals, as well as access to the Writer-In-Residence as described above. Payment may be made by cheque, via PayPal, or by credit card by phoning the SWG office at (306) 791-7740.

Please submit all applications to or through the online form, at Feel free to contact Shelley Banks, Retreat Coordinator, at if you have any questions about the SWG Facilitated Retreat.

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