SK Writers/Artists Retreats

» Retreat Application Form

Applicants may use one of three methods to submit: online using the Form below, by mail, and hand delivery. Please ensure that your application is legible.

Applications sent by mail should be addressed to:

  • Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Retreats
    c/o Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild
    Box 3986
    Regina, SK   S4P 3R9

Applications and supporting materials using email should be sent to

Applications being hand-delivered (in person or courier only) should go to:

  • Saskatchewan Writers' Guild
    Suite 100, 1150 - 8th Avenue
    Regina, SK  S4R 1C9

When applying online, please ensure that your application has been sent by checking for error messages on the form. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will be indicated by an error message in red at the top of the application. You will receive a confirmation email that it has been received.

We will accept PDFs, Word documents and JPEG files for artwork.


Attendance at an SWG retreat is a privilege and all applications are subjected to a rigorous juried process. Acceptance is determined by:

  • Quality of work decided by the writing sample/visual images submitted
  • Creative résumé and publication/exhibition history
  • Benefits to be gained from the retreat experience
  • Ability to work independently
  • Project description

NB: This adjudication process takes approximately two weeks after the deadline to complete. After this, applicants are notified of their acceptance or denial. Upon acceptance, applicants have two weeks to make payments to secure their spots.



Date of Application:*
 Use the following format: mm-dd-yyyy
Mailing Address:
Postal Code:
Phone (Home):
Phone (Work):
Please provide us with an emergency contact name and phone number.
Please let us know of any food sensitivities,
allergies or any medical conditions that we should be aware of:
  • Please note that while kitchen staff will try to accommodate retreat participants dietary needs, they cannot make individual specialty meals. You may need to provide certain foods to supplement the meals available.
  • St. Peter's Abbey: $375 for SWG members (Saskatchewan residents).
  • St. Peter's Abbey: $475 (Out of Province residents, members of SWG)
  • St. Peter's Abbey: $575 (Out of Province residents, non-members of SWG)
    • Payments must be received at the time of application.
    • No post-dated cheques will be accepted.
    • Any additional costs incurred for alternate writing studios will be assumed by the writer, and paid directly to the facility management.
    • Studio fees for artists are not subsidized and are $100 per week.
    Retreat Dates:
    • Please indicate the retreat dates you wish to attend and include a second choice. The maximum number of individual retreat weeks you may attend in a calendar year is four.
    • If availability is limited, then attendance will be restricted for those that have attended more than eight weeks of retreat in three years.
    • Preference will be given to Saskatchewan residents regarding availability and choice of retreat weeks.
Facilitated Retreat 2018
» November 8-11, 2018
Winter 2019
Choice: #1 #2 » St. Peter's Abbey, February 1-8, 2019
Choice: #1 #2 » St. Peter's Abbey, February 8-15, 2019
Choice: #1 #2 » St. Peter's Abbey, February 15-22, 2019
Summer 2019
Choice: #1 #2 » St. Peter's Abbey, July 5-12, 2019
Choice: #1 #2 » St. Peter's Abbey, July 12-19, 2019
Choice: #1 #2 » St. Peter's Abbey, July 19-26, 2019
Individual Retreats

Preferred Dates:

Application form
Cover letter with two references, project description and second choice of retreat dates
Writing samples
File #1
File #2
File #3
 Note: Only PDF and Microsoft Word documents accepted. Maximum file size is 2MB.
I am a member of:
Cheque (mailed)
Visa (in person)

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