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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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Second Round of Applications for Simonds & Grady’s “The Daredevil Draft” Workshop

  This course is designed for emerging writers in any genre who need a nudge to take the leap of faith that will lift their manuscript to new levels. Part workshop, part discussion group, part assignment writing, participants will learn the tools and techniques for mastering the mechanics of rewriting, rethinking, and revising. A practical, hands-on […]

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Second Round of Applications open for Wayson Choy’s “Your Flinching Moments” Memoir Workshop

  Wayson Choy was born in Vancouver. During the publicity tour for his first novel, The Jade Peony, Choy discovered that he had been adopted. This revelation inspired his memoir Paper Shadows in which he describes his experiences growing up in the working-class world of Vancouver’s old Chinatown. All That Matters, a companion novel to The Jade Peony, won […]

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Second Round of Applications open for Alissa York’s “Living Fiction” Workshop

Alissa York is an internationally acclaimed novelist. Her works include Mercy, Effigy, (short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize) and, most recently, Fauna(short-listed for the Toronto Book Award). A new novel is due out in 2016. York is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories from which have won the Journey Prize […]

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