Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring

7 Day Summer Writing Retreat

July 4th to 10th

What could you create in seven uninterrupted days of writing on the shores of Lake Simcoe?

In July 2011 you have the chance to find out.

Inkslingers returns to the Loretto MaryHolme Retreat Centre (Only an hour from Toronto) for seven days. Each day you will have the entire morning in silence to write.

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Each day you will also have the opportunity to submit work to the facilitators for same-day feedback.

Some evenings you will have the opportunity to write in community with other writers.

Some days you may choose to offer gentle feedback to others in the group.

Some evenings you may decide to participate in creating SoulCollage® cards.

And EVERY day you make the decision to support yourself as a writer in whatever way you need the most!

The objective is to leave the retreat exhilarated with what you have accomplished as a writer.

Chef Deb

And if having 7 glorious summer days to write, receive feedback and share the writer’s journey isn’t enough incentive, you will be nourished by the signature sumptuous meals of Chef Deborah A. Rankine!

To learn more about the culinary expertise of Chef Deb,
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The InkSlingers’ Writing Retreat Location:
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Loretto Maryholme is a spirituality centre, a ministry of the Canadian Loretto Sisters with a special focus on the areas of justice, education, and spirituality. Located at Roches Point on a hilltop overlooking Lake Simcoe, this glorious 1870’s historic family estate offers a place to rest and renew yourself.

As you travel down the lane of tall pines and spirea to the spectacular lake view you can feel yourself relaxing into that mindset that inspires great writing.lmh-27aug08-129

Dates: July 4th to July 10th, 2011

Registration Fees:

Earlybird Fee:

$1195 + HST
(If booked up to and including April 30th, 2011)
[quickshop:Early Bird price for Inkslingers July Retreat:price:1350.35:end] $1195 + HST = $1350.35 (double occupancy)

PLEASE NOTE that a 5% Discount applies for WCDR and other affiliate members
[quickshop:WCDR member Early Bird price for Inkslingers July Retreat:price:1282.83:end] WCDR Member Earlybird rate for Inkslingers July Retreat$1135.25 + HST = $1282.83(double occupancy)

If booked March 1, 2011 or afterwards:

[quickshop:Regular rate for Inkslingers July Retreat:price:1576.35:end] $1395.00 + HST = $1576.35 (double occupancy)

PLEASE NOTE that a 5% Discount applies for WCDR and other affiliate members
[quickshop:WCDR member Regular rate for Inkslingers July Retreat:price:1497.53:end] WCDR Member Regular Rate for Inkslingers July Retreat $1325.25 + HST = $1497.53(double occupancy)

Registration fees cover all tuition, meals and double accommodation.
The retreat site is spacious. The bedrooms are beautiful. The extensive grounds, gardens, shoreline, common rooms and enormous sun porches provide many private locations to curl up in and write.

If you prefer single accomodation, there is a $350 surcharge.
[quickshop:Single occupancy surcharge:price:350:end] $350 single occupancy surcharge

Payment schedule:
To save your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required at the time of every registration.

[quickshop:Deposit for Inkslingers July retreat:price:500:end] $500 Cdn. deposit for Inkslingers July retreat
To take full advantage of our earlybird fee structure, 50% of the registration fee must be paid by April 30th, 2011.

The entire registration fee must be paid in full by June 4th, 2011 (30 days before the retreat).

Cancellation Policy:
For a cancellation requested up to and including June 4th, all but the deposit is refundable. After June 4th, no refunds will be available, although, if the retreat is sold out, fully paid retreatants may transfer their fee to another person.

Please note that although the Centre is owned and operated by the Canadian Loretto Sisters, they do not reside on the premises and will not be attending the retreats.