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Introducing the Cairn Adult Writers’ Retreat


One of the things I hear most often from fellow writers is, ‘If only I could get away and just write.’ As a writer with a full-time job and limited time, I completely understand this sentiment. Sometimes you need a few days to jumpstart a new manuscript or take the time to overhaul an old one. I would love to go to a fancy-schmancy writer’s retreat, but finances and scheduling make it difficult for me.

So I decided to do something about it.

Thus the Cairn Adult Writers’ Retreat was born! Our first retreat will be held June 9-12th. Come join us for two and a half days of writing time. If peer work-shopping is your bag, there will be a few time slots each day devoted to critiquing. Otherwise the time is yours to write, revise, and brainstorm among fellow writers. Cairn is located minutes away from Baysville, Ontario on a private lake. It’s secluded, quiet, and run by friendly staff who will be there to feed you three times a day and assist you with canoes, rock climbing, and other activities in your non-writing hours.

This retreat is fairly unstructured and is best suited to those writers who are self-directed. There will be plenty of opportunities to socialize at meals, nightly campfires, on the private beach, or at the local pub. Cairn is a fairly rustic camp, so come prepared to sleep in cabins, share a bathroom, and leave the amenities of urban life behind.

If all things go well, this could expand into a yearly program. I for one am hoping we can expand into the fall, as there is nothing more beautiful than Muskoka trees in all their autumnal beauty.

Interested writers of any genre should visit the website and register now! You do not need to be published/produced to attend- writers of all levels are welcome.

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