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Spring Fiction Colloquium

facilitated by Elizabeth Philips 

Programming Update

The Fiction Colloquium was postponed due to COVID-19. It will be held Sept. 3-12, 2020 onsite in Muenster, Saskatchewan if it is safe to gather. Sage Hill is committed to providing creative writing instruction and programming while keeping participants and instructors safe.



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.

The 2020 Fiction Colloquium will be held in Muenster, SK, at St. Peter’s College.

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Elizabeth Philips

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.


Application fee:  $50
Fiction Colloquium Tuition:  $1695

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Please contact if you have questions about the
Spring Colloquium.

Writers are frequently successful at securing externally funded professional development and/or artists’ grants to attend Sage Hill Writing, we recommend exploring your funding options.
Here’s a place to start!

Sage Hill’s Spring Writing Workshop is made possible
by generous donors, funders, and community partners.

Many thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, the Saskatchewan Book Awards,  the League of Canadian Poets, and Reid-Thompson Public Library.

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