Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring

Pat Schneider Retreats

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April 22 to 27th

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity!
Limited to 14 participants. Only 11 spaces remain.

The wisest teacher of writing I know.
Peter Elbow author of Writing Without Teachers, (from the foreword of Pat’s Writing Alone and with Others)


Honesty is creative oxygen.
Generosity is creative fire.
Pat Schneider is a fuse lighter. Her work is gentle, playful,
brilliant, and revolutionary.

Julia Cameron author of The Artist’s Way

To visit Pat’s website, click HERE.
In May of 2011 Pat Schneider led a five day retreat/writing workshop on the shores of Lake Simcoe in the beautiful Loretto MaryHolme Retreat Centre. (Loretto Maryholme Centre) She was so delighted with our writing community and this beautiful location she has agreed to return in the Spring of 2012.

The retreat will consist of writing with Pat for four hours every morning. The rest of the day is given over to each retreatant continuing to write, read, relax, swim, walk, meditate in the labyrinth or whatever needs to be done to support your writer’s soul, in community with other writers.

Chef Deb

And as if receiving feedback on your writing from Pat wasn’t fabulous in itself, the retreatants 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 Pat Schneider Writing Retreat Location:
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: April 22nd to April 27, 2012

Registration Fees:

$1950 (includes HST) for single occupancy ($100 discount for WCDR members and affiliates).
$1750 (includes HST) for double occupancy (double spaces are limited) ($100 discount for WCDR members and affiliates).

Registration fees cover all tuition, meals and accomodation.

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

To register, please fill out the form below and when you hit “Submit” you will be taken to a PayPal page to pay your $500 deposit.  Your spot is not reserved until Inkslingers has received your deposit.



Cancellation Policy:
For a cancellation requested up to and including February 28, 2012, all but the deposit is refundable. After February 28, 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.

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