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The Winds of Change

In just a few short weeks Blackstrap Lake, SK will be home to a menagerie of poets, fictionists, memoirists, and all other species of writer. We’re readying Cedar Lodge to be flooded with fond memories and tempered manuscripts. This year is unique for more reasons than just a fantastic new location. We bid a fond […]

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Still Room in our Teen Writing Workshops

  Teen Writing Experiences are held in summer throughout the province. They offer up to 14 teens in each location the opportunity to develop their skills as creative writers with a professional writer. The workshops are held in partnership with local libraries and are free of charge. Applicants must be between 14 – 18 years […]

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Directions to Cedar Lodge, Blackstrap Lake

If you’re tackling the trek to Cedar Lodge on your own, we’ve got you covered with some simple directions. From Saskatoon: ◊ Go South on Hwy 11 from Saskatoon heading to Regina. ◊ Turn left at Dundurn. ◊ You are heading close to Blackstrap Provincial Park. So carry along the road following the signs, bearing […]

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Two Birders and their Poetry

Shake the dust and winter mold from you brains by heralding in the Spring with some amazing poetry. Our Spring Colloquium will be up and running through the month of May. Don Mckay, one of the best Canadian poets of our time, and has flown in to run the show. During his tenure with us, […]

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Second Round of Applications for Denise Chong’s “From Knowing to Telling”

    A workshop for six participants who have acquired and moved beyond basic skills in short or long non-fiction. This workshop will focus on works in progress and will combine group discussion, writing time, and individual critiques. Publication is not a prerequisite for inclusion in this workshop if the quality of your submitted material […]

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Second Round of Applications for Steven Heighton’s “Re-enactive Poetry: Vision and Revision

  This is a facilitated retreat for six poets who have a publication record of at least one book of poetry or the equivalent in periodicals and are working towards manuscript completion. The workshop offers a small group context. Focus will be on writing time, individual critiques, and on seminar discussions dealing with technical, philosophical, […]

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