AWCS Writing Retreat: A Wordy Weekend

June 5-8, 2020 – CANCELLED

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Alberta and restrictions on gatherings set in place, we have cancelled this event for this year. We will see you next year. Save the Date: June 11-14, 2021

AWCS Members: $550 Non-Members: $650

AWCS is pleased to announce our 2020 Writers Retreat, A Wordy Weekend. The retreat will take place the weekend of June 5-8, 2020

Unplug for a weekend of writing with fellow writers at the URSA Retreat Centre just 15 minutes north of Cochrane.

Reconnect with your creative self, all on the very property W.O. Mitchell used to write. There will be workshops, lots of solitary and group writing time, discussions. Unwind at the end of the day around the covered fire pit with a glass of wine and lively discussion with friends.

The weekend includes 3-nights accommodations, meals and all the writing time you can handle, support from peers and facilitators. Shared accommodations. Rooms include single beds with attached/shared washrooms. 2, 4 or 8 people per room. (the 8-person room is equipped with 4 bunkbeds.) Some rooms have desks, but not all of them. Lots of writing space available in the dining room, rec room, hallways and library.

Rooms will be assigned upon check in. Sorry, no private rooms.

Driving directions and workshop information will be sent out one week prior to retreat.

Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Just let us know.

Facility is completely wheelchair accessible.


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