Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring

Workshops

Welcome to Writers’ Sanctuary

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Welcome Writer!

I’m delighted you’ve made the decision to nurture your creative self by coming to Writers’ Sanctuary.

General Notes to make the day as supportive to the creative process as possible:

What to bring: You will be doing writing on the spot, so please bring whatever writers’ tools you like best to work with: journal and pen, or laptop.

Cell phones: please turn off your cell phone if you can. If you need to leave it on because of child care issues or whatever other complicated situation is happening, please have it on vibrate and if you need to answer it, either go outside or into my office with the door closed to have your conversation. As much as possible, resist the urge to check texts and email. This is your day away from all that!

Clothing: This house has big picture windows looking over the pond and a fireplace as well. Temperatures can fluctuate quite a bit in the main writing space. I recommend you bring layers, from a tank top underneath to something quite warm on top, so that you can shed or cover up and always be comfortable. Also, the house is not airconditioned, so if you’re coming from May to September, it’s good to have options for comfort.

Food: Please let me know if you have dietary issues early in the week before Sanctuary begins so I can be sure to take your needs into account when planning the menu.

Who you will be writing with: There is a community of writers who call themselves Sanctuary Lifers – they’ve been coming for a long time and they say they intend to keep coming. Hooray! Most Sanctuaries have a mix of novice or emerging writers and established Sanctuarians. The long-timers do a wonderful job of anchoring the practice, and always welcome new and emerging voices. It’s an honour and a privilege to witness new or shy writers beginning to discover and believe in their voices on the page.

What you will be writing: As the facilitator, I offer various prompts intended to prime the writing pump. However, this is YOUR writing time. You are always free to ignore my prompt and write whatever you want to be working on. All writers are welcome here – Sanctuarians write everything from life essay and journal entries to long and short fiction, poetry, or scripts and plays. This creates a rich mix of genres that often ends up encouraging writers to experiment with unfamiliar forms and voices. There is no way to do this wrong – you’ll probably hear me say this several times over the course of a day.


On the following pages you will find some notes to orient you so that you know what to expect.

Rhythm of the Day (times are approximate)

Arrival and Parking

Maps and other information about how to get here can be found at this link:
http://inkslingers.ca/inkslingers/contact/location-of-uplands-writing-retreat/

My cell phone number (in case you get lost) is 905-985-8389 and, should I not answer for some reason, you could also call James at 416-435-7372.

Please try and park, if possible, so that no one is blocked in. Sometimes people have to leave before the day is over.

Getting Started

Participants arrive a little before 10:00 so that we’re ready to settle into our seats and begin on time. There is always coffee and tea available and usually some light snacks – fruit, cheese, muffins – in case you were rushing and didn’t get breakfast.
We start with a check-in – generally introducing ourselves to each other and saying a sentence or two about where we’re at with our writing.

Grounding Meditation (5 minutes or so)

Then we do a brief grounding meditation – a couple of minutes of focussing on the breath, on physical presence – to slow our brains down and enter that light trance state from where (in my experience) the best writing comes.

Brain Dump (15 minutes or so)

Next we spend about 15 minutes doing Proprioceptive Writing* (instructions below).
This is the “brain dump” portion of the day. It’s a chance to set down things that are taking up a lot of mental real estate, or to write about what you want to explore or accomplish for the day. You may do the formal Proprioceptive practice, or you are welcome to simply journal. You won’t be asked to share this writing. (And sharing is ALWAYS optional anyway – read more about this under the AWA Guidelines).

Prompted Writing and Reading (10:30 to 1:00)

Most Sanctuaries there will be two sessions of writing and (optional) reading. From about 10:30 – 1:00 I will guide participants (and myself too!) in writing to prompts and then (optional) sharing.

I lead workshops in the AWA Method

developed by Pat Schneider 30 years ago, a method with a long history of supporting writers in discovering and exercising their voices and expanding their abilities with craft in writing.

A larger explanation of the AWA method can be read below, but two of the key principles are:

  1. A high level of confidentiality is maintained to protect writers and their writing.
  2. For first draft writing only what is strong and working in the piece with receive feedback. Questions, suggestions and constructive critique are reserved for later, edited work.

All this boils down to a simple statement: the safety of your psyche and your work is paramount in an AWA workshop. I will be writing along with you, but my primary work is to keep the space safe and productive so you can relax, trust the process and the group, and work on your writing.

Lunch – (approximately 1:00 to 2:00)

Lots of writers say they come to Sanctuary more for the food than for the writing. They’re joking, but I do try hard to make sure that you’re nurtured in body and soul during the day, so I try to ensure that the food is healthy and delicious. If you have special needs regarding your food PLEASE let me know a few days ahead of time – I’ll do my best to incorporate your needs into the menu.

Silent Focused Time (2:00 to 4:00 pm)

At 2:00 pm we enter our 2 hours of silent focus. You may want to expand on something you started in the morning, or you may have brought something to edit. Or you may want to use that time to create new material for a project you’re already engaged with – a novel, new poems for your collection, etc.

If you and another writer want to talk, you’re welcome to outside and chat – either going for a walk, or at least far enough away from the house that you won’t disturb the concentration of the others.

This day is meant to be nurturing time for you. Sometimes what we need for creativity is just a break – or a nap – so feel free to support yourself in whatever way is best for you. There are various soft horizontal surfaces with pillows and blankets for a nap, and Uplands is located on almost 500 acres of land on a dirt road, so there’s the opportunity to get out and enjoy nature as well. When the weather is warm, you are welcome to sit outside and write too.

Final Sharing and Wrap-Up (4:00 to 5:00 pm)

At about 5 minutes to 4:00 I call writers back together. For the last hour each writer has a few minutes to share and receive feedback (if desired) on what they’ve been working on. If you want feedback on a more polished piece or have a specific question about whether or not something is working, this is the chance to get that. Or you may choose to read another piece that you produced in the morning but haven’t had a chance to share yet. Or you may be tired and simply want to listen and comment.

Sometimes people’s schedules mean that they can’t stay till the end of the day – the group is often smaller by 4:00 than it is in the morning. If you need to leave early, that’s fine. We all have busy lives – that’s why there’s a need for Sanctuary!

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Here is a quick overview of the AWA Method, designed to keep writers and their work safe.

THE FIVE ESSENTIAL AFFIRMATIONS

  1. Everyone has a strong, unique voice.
  2. Everyone is born with creative genius.
  3. Writing as an art form belongs to all people, regardless of economic class or education level.
  4. The teaching of craft can be done without damage to a writer’s original voice or artistic self-esteem.
  5. A writer is someone who writes.

THE FIVE ESSENTIAL PRACTICES

  1. In the workshop we maintain a non-hierarchical spirit regarding how we treat the writing (e.g. the facilitator is not the “expert” & no one’s writing is treated differently than anyone else’s).
  2. Confidentiality about what is written in the workshop is maintained at all times, and the privacy of the writer is protected.We maintain confidentiality in four different ways
    • We treat all writing as story or as fiction – feedback is offered to the writing not to the life of the person writing. We refer to the “I” voice in the piece as the speaker, the narrator, the character, etc.
    • At all times, writers are free to refrain from reading their work aloud.
    • The work is only open for feedback at the moment it is offered. Once the discussion has moved on to another piece of writing, no one refers back to it again. This means that no one will question or address the writer about their piece afterwards in any way, particularly any way that breaches the contract that all work offered here is fiction.
    • And finally, we don’t talk about any work we’ve heard here to anyone outside of the workshop space.
  3. Absolutely no criticism, suggestion, or question is directed toward the writer in response to first-draft, just-written work. A thorough critique is offered only when the writer asks for it, and only when he or she has distributed work in manuscript form. When work has been offered in manuscript form, critiques are balanced; there is as much affirmation as suggestion for change.
  4. The teaching of craft is taken seriously, and is conducted through exercises that invite experimentation and growth.
  5. The leader writes along with the participants, and reads that work aloud as well. This practice is absolutely necessary, for only in this way is there equality of risk-taking and mutuality of trust.

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Practice of Feedback for On-the-Spot Writing

  1. We are free to write what we want — exercises are offered as a prompt or a jumping off point, not as something to restrict the writing.
  2. We are invited to read. Anyone at any time is free to pass up their turn to read. (Some sensitivity is needed around this – sometimes writers pass because they are intimidated by the voices they have heard and think they won’t “measure up”. In that case we may offer a gentle nudge – but never force anyone– to share.)
  3. We honour the writer and the writing by listening carefully.
  4. Everything shared in this room stays in this room. Confidentiality is key to creating a safe space for each writer.
  5. We treat everything as fiction. In responding, we refer to the narrator/speaker/ main character, not to “the author”, as the voice of the piece.
  6. At this stage, when the writing is unpolished and the author still vulnerable, we do not make suggestions about what might make the piece stronger.
    We respond by giving back to the writer, in words as close as we can to the way the author wrote them, “what stayed with us” or “what was strong in that piece for us”. Sometimes what stays with us will be an emotion or a bodily sensation. That can be offered back as well.
  7. We concentrate on the writing being offered, not on our own similar experiences.
  8. We remember that, while writing is often therapeutic, this is not a therapy group. If the writer begins to cry, as sometimes happens, we do not rush to comfort them – we trust that they are moving through their process as they need to. We breathe and wait until they are able to finish the reading.
  9. We remember that, while other writers may express in their writing sentiments with which we disagree, this is not a discussion group for content. We focus on the craft of the writing.

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Proprioceptive Writing

is done at the beginning of Sanctuary as both “brain dump” (to unload whatever may be weighing on your mind or calling for your attention, whether you’re aware of it or not) and as exploration.

YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED TO READ YOUR PROPRIOCEPTIVE WORK ALOUD!

This is your place to write anything, say anything. (On the other hand if something comes up that you do want to read aloud, you are welcome to do so when it comes time to share your work.)

Practices for Proprioceptive Writing:

Write what you hear in your mind. If you want, you can start with the sentence stem: “this is where I am right now…”
Listen to what you write as you write it
Pay attention to each word, each phrase as you write and watch for
“where the energy is”.
Be ready to ask the proprioceptive question: What do I mean by _________?

EXAMPLE:
For instance, suppose you were writing about how your sister in law supports you – and as you’re watching yourself write you feel that little frisson of energy when you hit the word “support”. You would write “What do I mean by support?” and then you would answer that question as you continued to write.

The blank is whatever you “hear” during your session. This is about getting out what you hear and not judging the content. This is personal writing. Explore whatever is inside, then you will be able to expand it creatively afterward should you choose to do so.

When the Proprioceptive part of the morning is finished, I will ask 4 quick concluding questions before we move on to the next section of the day.

Turning your Life into Story… and into publication

Facilitated by Sue Reynolds

Place: OSHAWA – Trent University in Oshawa, Room 105
Times: 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Dates: Monday nights, January 30 – March 27 (please note – there is no class on Feb. 20)
Registration: $220 (WCDR members 10% discount – $198.00)

This 8 week course shows participants how to find the germs of story in personal experience (their own or those of their family and friends) and transform them into short fiction.
Through the study of existing short stories and learning writer’s craft techniques, authors will experiment with their own tales.

Homework can be submitted privately for individual feedback each week.
By the end of the course writers will produce one or two polished stories and, if they choose, “put a stamp on it” – i.e., identify a contest or journal they think is an ideal market for their story and send the piece off.

January 30 — Defining and Exploring the Idea of Short Story
February 6th — Going where there’s a knot
February 13th — the Locus of the Story
PLEASE NOTE – no class on February 20th
February 27th — There comes a moment – Transformation… or not
March 6th — Tied up in a bow or untied shoelaces?
March 13th — Objective Correlative – supportive metaphor and imagery
March 20th — Editing and Refining
March 27th — Put a Stamp on it

Susan Lynn Reynolds is a writer, teacher and psychotherapist. She teaches writing through workshops in the community, in college continuing education programs, and in social services settings. She writes and has won awards for her YA novel, short stories, poems and non-fiction.
She has been leading writing groups since 1998 and has been certified to lead workshops in the Amherst Writers method since 2002. She is licensed to work with groups doing expressive writing for wellness as well.

She has been leading writing workshops for female inmates at Central East Correctional Centre for 12 years, a program for which she received the June Callwood Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.

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    Writing Workshop in Barrie Ontario – “Show Don’t Tell” – November 27, 2016

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    Whether you’re writing fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetry, you hear the maxim “show don’t tell” over and over again. But what exactly does that mean? And are you doing it?

    Join Inkslingers for a full day workshop into this most essential skill.

    The day will cover “showing” rather than “telling” in several different forms:

    • dialogue
    • description
    • plotting
    • subtext

    as well as identifying those opportunities in your writing when telling is actually more appropriate than showing.
     
    Workshop participants will be working with samples from their own work to see where they are already using this skill and to find out where they employ it more powerfully. This hands on, interactive workshop will make sure each participant fully integrates this essential element of the craft of writing.
     
     
    Location: BARRIE Ontario Travel Information Centre – Meeting Room
    21 Mapleview Dr E
    Barrie, ON L4N 9A9
    (Hwy 400 at Mapleview Dr (formerly Molson Park Dr), SE corner of intersection * accessible from 400 northbound and southbound * accessible from Costco parking lot)

    Click HERE for Google Maps.

    Time: 10:00 to 4:00

    Cost: $95 + HST
    ($75 + HST for WCDR, WCSC, WCYR, WEN, WHEN, PWAC members)

    Click HERE to Register.

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    CANCELLATION POLICY:
    If Sue receives your cancellation notice up to five days in advance of the retreat, (for instance, if the retreat is on a Saturday, she must hear from you by midnight on the previous Sunday) you may choose to apply your deposit to a future retreat or receive a refund (minus a $20 administration fee).

    If you cancel with less than five days notice, (in the example above, for instance, it would be anytime Monday or later) and your spot cannot be filled from a waiting list, no refund will be made. However, you are permitted to sell or gift your spot for that date to another person. If you do this, please email or call Sue right away to provide the contact information of your replacement. Since Sue provides lunch, it is important that she know of any dietary restrictions etc.

    NOTE: *If a Sanctuary is cancelled for any reason, such as severe winter weather creates dangerous driving conditions, Sue will call all registered participants as soon as she has made the decision to cancel. In this situation, participants may request a full refund or transfer their payment to a future retreat date.

    Inkslingers Cancellation Policy

    CANCELLATION POLICY:
     
    If I receive your cancellation notice up to five days in advance of the retreat, (for instance, if the retreat is on a Saturday, I must hear from you by midnight on the previous Sunday) you may choose to apply your deposit to a future retreat or receive a refund (minus a $20 administration fee).
     
    If you cancel with less than five days notice, (in the example above, for instance, it would be anytime Monday or later) and your spot cannot be filled from a waiting list, no refund will be made. However, you are permitted to sell or gift your spot for that date to another person. If you do this, please email or call me right away to provide the contact information of your replacement. Since I provide lunch, it is important that I know of any dietary restrictions etc.

     
    NOTE: *If a Poetry Sanctuary is cancelled for any reason, such as severe winter weather creates dangerous driving conditions, I will call all registered participants as soon as I have made the decision to cancel. In this situation, participants may request a full refund or transfer their payment to a future retreat date.

    Inkslingers Writing Retreat – 7 Days Write by Lake Simcoe

    On Retreat

    A Review

    by Theresa Dekker

    In 2011 I was looking for an affordable getaway where I could concentrate on my writing when I received a notice describing the Inkslingers weeklong writing retreat at Loretto Maryholme in Roches Point, Ontario. Only an hour’s drive from home, set on an idyllic country property, it offered me a sanctuary from distractions and excuses.

    I arrived on a beautiful July Sunday afternoon and after unpacking in my private room took a walk to explore the grounds. From the various flower gardens to the unimpeded view of Lake Simcoe and then through a silent walk of the labyrinth I felt myself letting go of all the day-to-day clamour that had occupied my thoughts.

    The group gathered for a delicious meal – the first of many prepared by Chef Deb Rankine – where we had a chance to meet fellow writers and talk about how the week would flow. Our hosts and facilitators, Sue Reynolds and James Dewar, set a comfortable relaxed tone from the first night. I headed off to bed ready to experience silent mornings. Continue reading

    IRELAND August 6 to 14, 2016 – writing, yoga, exploration

    From August 6th to 14th, Inkslingers will be offering a writing/yoga/discovery retreat in lovely, literary Ireland!

    Inkslingers goes to IrelandIreland is the home and inspiration of a number of literary greats, many of whom have influenced the literature of Western civilization: James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, C. S. Lewis, Edna O’Brien, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Anne Enright, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, George Bernard Shaw, Roddy Doyle, Seamus Heaney, Maeve Binchy, to name some of the best known.

    Come and steep yourself in Irish literature and landscape. Slow down and let the beauty and history of Ireland seep into your consciousness, and your writing.

    Participants who wish to travel with the group will leave Toronto on Friday evening, August 5th, arriving in Dublin midday on Saturday, August 6th. (Participants are also welcome to make their own travel arrangements and meet us in Dublin).

    Optional activities will include visiting sites of significant literary, geological and historical significance in this land that saved civilization during the Dark Ages.

    After two nights in Dublin, the group will head off to Sligo (Yeats Country!) for two days, then to Ennis in County Clare for two days, before returning to Dublin for the last days.

    Each day will begin with the Radical Restoration model of yoga at 7:00, breakfast at 8:30 and a 2 1/2 hour writing workshop after that.

    After lunch each day there will be optional local activities that individuals can participate in or not, as they wish or as they have energy for. (Three of the days will include travel to our next destination in the afternoon. This, of course, is not optional 🙂 ) This is your retreat so each participant is at complete liberty to follow their own inclination or energy level when it comes to planned events.

    Please click here to register and to pay the deposit.

    Yoga classes will be offered by yoga teacher and poet extraordinaire, Kate Marshall Flaherty.

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    The writing sessions will be led by Sue Reynolds, with occasional support by Kate and by James Dewar.

    Pricing:
    Early bird registration for this retreat is $2700 Cdn if you register before April 18th, 2016.

    Cost of this retreat is $2950 Cdn after that date.

    A non-refundable deposit of $250 Cdn is required at the time of reserving your spot on the retreat. Trip must be paid in full 60 days before August 5th.

    That price includes all hotels (double occupancy), all breakfasts, the programmes (yoga and writing workshops) all transfers between hotels, and 4 dinners. Quoted price also includes most of the optional activities available to the group (list to follow).

    A VERY limited number of single occupancy rooms are available for an additional $429 Cdn. Single rooms will be available on a strict first come first served basis. Book early!

    Not covered: Participants are responsible for their own airfare to Dublin, lunches, and 4 dinners.

    Please click here to register and to pay the deposit.

     

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    Having Trouble Finding Time to Work on Your Writing?

    writing workshopMark your calendar for the evening of Monday, December 7th for INKSLINGERS once-a-month, NoCost poetry workshop evening at C’est What? in Toronto.

    For December 2015 we’re revisiting our old model:  1 hour of creating poems through writing on the spot to prompts offered by an AWA certified facilitator (Sue Reynolds in December), 1 hour of workshopping pieces brought to the evening (please bring 15 to 20 copies – we have room for 8 pieces), and a final hour of workshopping your performance of your work “on stage”.

    (We’re in the Library Room at the back of the pub!)

    This event is designed to inspire poets at every skill level to develop their craft through writing, revising, and performing.

     

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    NEXT INKSLINGER’S FREE WORKSHOP:

    MONDAY December 7th, 2015

    NEW START TIME: 7:30 p.m.

    NEW LOCATION: C’EST WHAT? (67 Front Street East)

    PLEASE NOTE THAT C’EST WHAT? SERVES FOOD AND BEVERAGES in the performance lounge starting at 6:00 p.m. (and throughout the evening).

    We are very grateful for the patronage of our hosts at C’est What? All participants in the evening’s workshop are encouraged to come early and share repast with Sue & James and the Guest Facilitator prior to the evening’s event.

    Inkslingers’ new home is C’est What, 67 Front Street East, downstairs. C’est What is located in the cellar of a historic 19th century building in the St. Lawrence Market area. Casual, warm, and inviting, with great craft beers and a diverse and delicious menu. An easy 3 minute walk from Union Station.

    Location: C’est What? 67 Front Street (at Church Street).

    From Union Station: 5 minute walk or take the 72A Pape bus to Church Street and walk one block north.
    From King Subway Station: 5 minute walk or take the 504 King streetcar east to Church Street and walk one block south.

    WRITE-CRAFT-READ November 9th – FREE

    INKSLINGERS offers a once-a-month poetry workshop evening on Mondays at C’est What? in Toronto.
     

    (We’re in the Library Room at the back of the pub!)

     
    This event is designed to inspire poets at every skill level to develop their craft through writing, revising, and performing.
     
    In our new location we have also changed things up a bit. The first part of the evening will not only be writing on the spot, but will also include optional reading of the brand new work. In AWA-workshop fashion, the audience will offer immediate feedback on what’s working already in these just-written pieces.

    The first part of the evening will now be facilitated every month by an AWA-certified writing instructor. For the next evening – November 9th, 2015 – our guest facilitator will be:

    Kate

    Kate Marshall Flaherty

    AWA facilitator and host of the Stillpoint Writer’s Workshops

    Kate Marshall Flaherty published her most recent book, Stone Soup with Quattro Books, the same year as Reaching V, with Guernica Editions. She has been published in Canadian journals such as CV2, Descant, Grain, Malahat Review and Vallum, International Anthologies such as Not A Muse, and American Journals such as Saranac Review. She was Shortlisted for Descant’s Best Canadian Poem, the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, the Robert Frost Poetry Prize and Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award.

    She is honoured to have written with both mentors Pat Schneider and Sue Reynolds as she became certified in the AWA Method of writing, and now guides her own StillPoint writing workshops in the AWA method. She guides Golden Rule Leadership Retreats, Writing as a Spiritual Practice Workshops and yoga classes.

    She is now the Toronto Rep. for the League of Canadian Poets. Poetry is her lifeline.

    Bolster your poetry practice with a night of prompts, production, feedback and community!

    Join Sue Reynolds, James Dewar and Kate Marshall Flaherty on Monday, November 9th at 7:30!

     

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    NEXT INKSLINGER’S FREE WORKSHOP:
     
    MONDAY November 9th, 2015
     
    NEW START TIME: 7:30 p.m.
     
    NEW LOCATION: C’EST WHAT? (67 Front Street East)

    PLEASE NOTE THAT C’EST WHAT? SERVES FOOD AND BEVERAGES in the performance lounge starting at 6:00 p.m. (and throughout the evening).
     
    We are very grateful for the patronage of our hosts at C’est What? All participants in the evening’s workshop are encouraged to come early and share repast with Sue & James and the Guest Facilitator prior to the evening’s event.

    Inkslingers’ new home is C’est What, 67 Front Street East, downstairs. C’est What is located in the cellar of a historic 19th century building in the St. Lawrence Market area. Casual, warm, and inviting, with great craft beers and a diverse and delicious menu. An easy 3 minute walk from Union Station.

    Location: C’est What? 67 Front Street (at Church Street).
     
    From Union Station: 5 minute walk or take the 72A Pape bus to Church Street and walk one block north.
    From King Subway Station: 5 minute walk or take the 504 King streetcar east to Church Street and walk one block south.

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