Whether you have an ongoing project (like a novel, group of short stories, or book of memoirs) or just need some stimulation to get you writing, this faciliated writing space is designed to create time to devote to your work.

Each week this group will focus on some aspect of the writing craft, as well as writing in class to prompts designed to support you in your writing process. Leave each class with new pieces of writing begun to inspire you through the coming week and new understanding of techniques designed to improve your skills as a memoirist, non-fiction or fiction writer.

Each week there is also OPTIONAL homework, where you will get one on one feedback on your work.

6 Weeks – January 9, 16, 23, 30, (NO CLASS February 6th) February 13 and 20

Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon

Because it’s winter, if we have to cancel because of bad weather, we will replace cancelled dates at the end of the series, so please also keep February 27 and March 6th available as replacement dates if necessary.

$180 plus HST
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Location: Uplands Writing Retreat, halfway between Port Perry and Uxbridge.

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Dates:

June 4 to 7, 2015

Place:

Amherst, Massachusetts

Times:

Thursday evening, 7:00 p.m., to Sunday afternoon, 1:00 p.m.

Included:

All meals and SoulCollage supplies.
Accomodations are extra; a list of local places is available at this link.

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SoulCollage is a creative, fun tool for easy, intuitive, artful Self-exploration and Self-expression. It is an artistic, creative process that is accessible to everyone, even those people who believe they have no artistic ability.

Using imagination and intuition, participants create their own decks of collaged cards representing significant aspects of their lives. And they do all this from simple materials: magazine images, photographs, scissors, glue, and heavy card.

Once an individual SoulCollage card has been created, participants are invited to step deeper into each card through journalling, visualization and other activities.
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Teachers, therapists, and people all over the world use this powerful process in workshops and psychotherapy, classrooms, retreats, and coaching sessions (to name a few). There are more than 1200 trained SoulCollage Facilitators worldwide.

The weekend in Amherst will begin on Thursday night with a gathering at Pat Schneider‘s home. Participants will be introduced to the SoulCollage process and begin their engagement through writing through images.

The schedule for Friday and Saturday will be the same for both days: we will gather in a local church hall to work on our own decks of cards.
Witnessing ceremony

Lessons about the SoulCollage process, as well as some visualization techniques, will be woven in with times of creative collage. In the evenings, after dinner, participants will gather again in Pat Schneider’s home to deepen the process through writing exercises.

Our final meeting will be at Pat’s home on Sunday morning where we will experience how the process can be expanded through dialogue with the images we have created, and will end with a witnessing exercise and a celebratory lunch.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sue through the form on this website.

At this link, you can read Pat Schneider’s response to the workshop last year.

At this link, you can read her original post, full of trepidation before the retreat began.

Cost: $950 (includes meals but not accomodation – suggestions for accomodation available here.)
A 50% deposit is required to secure your place in the workshop.

 

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Sanctuary Rates for 2015: $80 plus HST
 

Saturdays in 2015

Sundays in 2015

 

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

January 11

FULL – waitlist only

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

January 17

 

Poetry Sanctuary with James Dewar

January 24

 

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

February 7

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

February 8

2 spots left

Soul Collage with Sue Reynolds

February 21

Poetry Sanctuary with James Dewar

February 22

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

March 7

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

March 8

FULL – waitlist only

Poetry Sanctuary with James Dewar

March 21

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

March 22

April 11 – 21 – Radical Restoration in Umbria Italy

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RHYMES AT THE ROM Toronto workshop

May 16

Covers entrance to the ROM, all workshop activities, and one drink at the Happy Hour Reading afterwards at a local restaurant starting at 5:00 p.m.

Poetry Sanctuary with James Dewar

May 17

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

May 23

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

May 24

May 30 + 31 – Soul Collage Weekend near Parry Sound

Details to be announced

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Soul Collage with Sue Reynolds

June 14

Poetry Sanctuary with James Dewar

June 20

 

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

June 27

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

June 28

 

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

July 12

July 16 – 19 – Residential Retreat

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Poetry Sanctuary with James Dewar

July 25

 

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

August 8

 

August 20- 23  Residential Retreat

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Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

September 19

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

September 20

Soul Collage with Sue Reynolds

September 26

Poetry Sanctuary with James Dewar

September 27

 

Autumn Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop – at the McMichael Gallery

October 4

Covers entrance to the Gallery, all workshop activities, and one drink at the Happy Hour Reading afterwards at a local restaurant starting at 5:00 p.m.

Poetry Sanctuary with James Dewar

October 17

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

October 18

End of October – 2 Day Toronto Workshop with American Poet Ellen Bass

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End of October – Poetry and Writers’ Sanctuary Weekend Concurrent near Parry Sound

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Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

November 21

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

November 22

Poetry Sanctuary with James Dewar

November 28

Soul Collage with Sue Reynolds

November 29

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

December 5

Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds

December 6

 
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The AWA Method is a Unique Support for Writers
 

Upcoming Retreats and Workshops:

  • Starts this week! September 2014 – August 2015 – A Novel Approach – Year Long Courses to get your book done
  • Starts this week! Autumn 2014 – The Artist’s Way
  • Starts this week! Autumn 2014 – Pen In Hand, Ink on Page
  • October 19 – A Single day of SoulCollage
  • 2 evenings and a full Saturday – Build Your Blog, Build Your Audience
  • Autumn 2014 – Writers’ Sanctuaries in Durham Region
  • April 2015 – ITALY – Radical Restoration
  • 2015 – SoulCollage and Writing in Amherst with Pat Schneider 2015
  • Ongoing: Working on my licensing as a Registered Psychotherapist

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this Saturday September 6th, and other dates this fall as well.

Click this link to register: http://www.goforwords.com/goforwords/writers-sanctuary/sanctuary-dates-for-2014/

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If the writer in you is feeling neglected, if you need a day away to concentrate on your writing project, if you are working on a project but feeling a bit stuck, or if you want to write but don’t know where to start, a one-day Sanctuary Writer’s Retreat may be just what you need: a day of bum-in-chair, support from other writers, and a nurturing, no-excuses environment, where everything is looked after and all you need to do is write!

 

The pond 300At a Sanctuary, we begin at 10:00 a.m. Writers are welcome to arrive a few minutes early to settle in, grab a coffee or tea, and muffin or some fruit and chat with the others.

The morning is spent doing a series of on-the-spot timed writing exercises to stretch those stiff writing muscles and get the creative writer in you feeling more relaxed, focused and perhaps even a little experimental.
 
 
 
 
 
Buddha 300After the delicious lunch (provided) the afternoons are spent in silent communion with other writers, working either on a computer or by hand on whatever project is preoccupying you as a writer these days. If you don’t have a laptop but want to work on a keyboard, you will be provided with a computer. Your Word file can be emailed to you at the end of the day.

Uplands is in a peaceful rural location, so you are also welcome to go out for a walk on quiet country lanes if you need a break. There’s even a couch or two if you need your afternoon nap for half an hour to wake up refreshed and ready to write some more!

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Writing is over at 4:00 p.m. for those who need to get home, but if you wish to stay, there will be an opportunity to sit a while longer, to share some of what you’ve been working on and to debrief, discuss issues of craft, etc. The day is finished by around 5:00.

Click this link to register: http://www.goforwords.com/goforwords/writers-sanctuary/sanctuary-dates-for-2014/

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