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Sage Hill Writing’s
Online Teen & Young Writers’ Workshops

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Youth programs will be offered online due to COVID-19.  Youth are welcome to apply to attend in any program location!

As always, Sage Hill’s youth programs are FREE for all participants!

Teen workshops are recommended for writers who will be 14-18 years old at the time of the program. Young writer’s workshops are recommended for those who will be 12-16 years old.

Swift Current Young Writer’s Workshop

July 27-31, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Madonna Hamel

Moose Jaw Teen Writing Workshop

July 13-17, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Kristine Scarrow

Prince Albert Teen Writing Workshop

July 13-17, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Evonne Garnett

La Ronge Teen Writing Workshop

July 20-24, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Janelle Pewapsconias / ecoaborijanelle

Regina Teen Writing Workshop

July 27-31, 10:00am-4:30pm
Instructor: Melanie Schnell
Regina Application deadline is June 15th

Saskatoon Teen Writing Workshop

August 10-14, 10:00am-4:30pm
Instructor: Danica Lorer
Saskatoon Application deadline is June 15th

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Sage Hill Writing
Online Summer Courses
July 4 – 14, 2020

Applications For the Adult Summer Courses are Now Closed.

Summer programs will be offered online due to COVID-19.
Application Fee: $25
Tuition: $595

“Sage Hill has changed my life.”
– Caitlin Arnal, 2019 Emerging Writers’ Course Alum

“Sage Hill is enriching and inspiring. Breakthroughs and learning happened at every turn. Sage Hill kindled new friendships I already treasure.”
– Joni Laberge, 2019 Fiction Course Alum

Course Elements:

Live group sessions discussing the craft of writing.

1-on-1 mentoring with instructor providing individual critiques.

Personal writing time and feedback on work as it develops.

Faculty and participant readings.

You’re an ideal applicant if you:

  • are looking for a published author to mentor you in your writing.
  • want to move your manuscript towards a publishable state.
  • are working on a writing project that needs an influx of time & energy.
  • would like to build your community & meet writers across Canada.
  • desire to refine your writing skills & have fun in the process!

Sage Hill Writing intentionally keeps class sizes small for optimum instructor / participant ratio.

“Sage Hill is a celebration!”
– Susan Wismer, 2019 Poetry Course Alum

“The creative energy is phenomenal.”
– Sarah Trevor, 2019 Fiction Course Alum


Fiction Colloquium

facilitated by Elizabeth Philips

The 2020 Fiction Colloquium has been postponed to fall 2020 and if possible will be held on-site at St. Peter’s College in Muenster, SK.

Elizabeth Philips is the author of four collections of poetry, and in 2015 published her first novel, The Afterlife of Birds, winner of the City of Saskatoon Book Award and a finalist for the First Novel Award. She has edited over 50 books of fiction and poetry for various publishers, and is a past editor of the literary magazine Grain. She has taught extensively in creative writing programs at the Banff Centre and was director of the Emerging Writers Intensive there for eight years. In 2018 – 2019, she was writer-in-residence at the Saskatoon Public Library. She frequently participates in various mentorship programs, providing feedback and support to writers in all genres. She lives in Saskatoon.


The Fiction Colloquium is a facilitated retreat for writers who have acquired and moved beyond basic skills in short or long fiction, who have published at least one book of fiction or the equivalent in periodicals, and who seek further development. The course offers a small group context and is limited to 8 participants. Focus will be on individual manuscript consultations and on group discussions dealing with technical, philosophical or conceptual issues in contemporary fiction. Instruction occurs within a deep-immersion setting over a relaxed 10 days with emphasis on individual writing and manuscript revision. Application is open to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad.


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Are you Sage Hill Alumni? Visit our Alumni Publications page, click on the year that you published and make sure that your book is included.

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Become a Friend

Stay connected with Sage Hill throughout the year. Join our community of writers by becoming a Friend of Sage Hill with a donation of $50 or more!

30 for 30

Celebrate 30 years of Sage Hill with a single donation of $30 or a multiple donation ($30 per month, $300 one time, $3000 corporate).

Whatever you can give will help Sage Hill continue to foster writing that matters.

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Many thanks to our Friends of Sage Hill!

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