The SWG holds a Facilitated Retreat each November at St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, Saskatchewan. At the SWG Facilitated Retreat, as well as undisturbed writing time, the Writer-In-Residence gives an introductory talk on an aspect of writing, provides one hour of one-on-one discussion for feedback on each participants writing and/or answers to writing-related questions, and joins in with informal discussion at mealtimes and social times with the other participants. The Facilitated Retreat is designed as a time for participants to focus on the writing they would like to do and to gain encouragement and motivation by interacting with the Writer-In-Residence and fellow participants, as well as serving as an introduction to the SWG self-directed community retreats. The cost is $255 per person and includes a private room and all meals, as well as access to the Writer-In-Residence as described above.
To apply, applicants (19 years and older) must submit an example of the writing they will be working on at the retreat, a paragraph or two describing their writing experience, and a paragraph about why they want to attend the SWG Facilitated Retreat. Payment for the application fee can be made by PayPal (on SWG website), credit card (over the phone) or cheque. Participants will be sent an invoice for the retreat fee, and payment will be due upon receipt of the invoice.
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.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions about the SWG Facilitated Retreat.
Please read the Facilitated Retreat Guidelines before applying.