Attendance at an SWG retreat is a privilege and applications are subjected to a rigorous juried process. Acceptance is determined by:
Community retreats are held in February, July, and occasionally in June. NOTE: These retreats are not teaching situations, but places where established and practicing writers and artists are expected to work independently. Currently, summer writer and artist retreats are offered at St. Peter's Abbey. Winter writer and artist retreats are also held at St. Peter's Abbey in February.
Individual Retreats are offered year-round for independent writers at St. Peter's Abbey. Individuals may choose a period of time to work on their own outside the regularly scheduled retreats. No more than three individuals can be accommodated at one time. Application should be made at least four weeks before preferred dates, using the application form and requirements for application to St. Peter's Retreats. Fees for Individual Retreats are the same as the current posted St. Peter's retreat fees, pro-rated according to the length of the retreat. Individual retreats are available only to Saskatchewan residents.
The SWG offers a Facilitated Retreat for writers in November at St. Peter's Abbey with an on-site Writer-in-Residence who provides guidance and advice for participants. The Facilitated Retreat is for beginning and emerging writers who want a combination of writing time, instruction and feedback. Attendance at a Facilitated Retreat is considered a benefit when applying for a community retreat.
Please read the Retreat Application Guidelines (Community and Individual Retreats)before submitting your application for any of the retreats.
Please read the Facilitated Retreat Guidelines before submitting your application
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Facilitated Retreat - Spring 2013: May 30-June 2, 2013
Location: Historic Bishops Residence, Gravelbourg, SK
St. Peter’s Summer Retreat: June 29-July 26, 2013
Deadline for receipt of applications is 4:30 Friday, April 26, 2013
Unfortunately we have had to adjust fees accordingly to address an increase in costs at St. Peter’s Abbey. The fees for this year are as follows:
NOTE: We are only able to accept applications from writers for the 2013 summer retreat due to CARFAC funding being used up at the winter retreat.
Please send completed applications to: Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, Box 3986, Regina, SK, S4P 3R9. To apply online please go to the retreat application form For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.