Write on Cortes Island: Workshop with Shaena Lambert

Want to spend 5 days delving deep into your writing? Want to do that to the sound of waves crashing on the beach? Join Shaena Lambert on Cortes Island, BC, June 2-7, 2017. Read Shaena’s letter below, and register for the workshop here. Please note that SCHOLARSHIPS are available.

A note from Shaena:

Cortes Island Writing Workshop, Shaena Lambert

Dear writing friends,
Would you like to make deep progress on your writing in a hugely beautiful and creative location?

I’m teaching Going Under the Words – Creating Fiction and Memoir — a five-day writing workshop at the Hollyhock Retreat Centre, on Cortes Island – June 2-7.
I hope you’ll consider joining me and other writers there.

It’s hard not to effuse madly about Hollyhock. I’m thrilled to be teaching there. It’s one of the most enchanting environments I know. The forest surrounds you. The beach is close. The surf is sounding in your sleep. The garden is a perfect place to write, under the apple tree, beside the head-high delphiniums. (I wrote my story, Oh, My Darling at that wooden table.) But there are hundreds of quiet nooks to steal away and write (including by a fire in the lodge if it’s raining).

Whether you are beginning a new project, or diving into finding your voice for the first time, or are deep into the revision or editing stage of a long-developed work-in-progress, this workshop is designed to find you where you are, and to give you guidance and tools for the journey.

It will be an intense mix of exploratory writing – to free your voice and hit a ‘creative flow’ – and daily group lectures and experiments on key aspects of creating a narrative (from dream stage, to structuring your work, to writing with intensity, to revising, editing and publishing). Your writing will be workshopped in a supportive group setting, and some time will be set aside to discuss your writing one-on-one with me.  We will also spend time exploring the writing business, and how to build – and sustain – a writer’s life.
You can follow the link, below to find more information and/or to register. There is also info about scholarships. And information about how to get to Cortes Island – you can go by ferry, or take a watertaxi from Campbell River, or even take a floatplane.
Many good wishes to you all. I hope I get to see you there in June,


Hollyhock at: 1-800-933-6339 x 232.