Tatamagouche Centre 2011 Summer Writing Programs



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Independent Writing Retreat

July 24-29, 2011

Sunday 7pm to Friday 1pm

Tuck Yourself Away for a Week Retreat!
Gwen DaviesWelcome to writers who want to work independently on a manuscript, in a community and setting designed to support writers. Your week here includes meals, a private room, beautiful grounds, easy access to the warmer ocean of the Northumberland Strait, walking trails and canoes, and freedom from distractions. Set your own schedule and decide the extent to which you want to interact with other writers. Unique to this retreat, you also have the option of workshopping your writing in the evenings.

Leadership: Gwen Davies is a writer, creative writing teacher, and the founder of Nova Scotia’s summer writing retreat Community of Writers.

Cost: $535 all inclusive


If You Want To Write for Children:Exploring the Process with Sheree Fitch

August 12-14, 2011

Friday 7pm to Sunday 1pm

  Explore Writing with Two Published Maritime Authors!
A weekend writing workshop for people whoSheree Fitch  are interested in writing for children and want to know how to bring that finished work to an audience in some form of publication or forum. We will explore poetry and prose, picture book, chapter book, novel, folk tales and fables, fairy tales, plays and the educational market. Guided writing exercises will focus on word play, how to free the imagination and get in touch with our “kindercentric” nature.


Sheree Fitch has been teaching her w.i.s.e. words writing workshops for over twenty years, with writers of all ages and all stages of their writing practice. Her most recent work is an adult novel, Kiss The Joy As It Flies.



Shauntay Grant is a member of the Tatamagouche Centre Program Resource group. She is also an award-winning writer, spoken word performer, broadcast journalist, musician and Halifax’s third Poet Laureate (2009/10).  



Shauntay Grant


Cost: $305 ($145 tuition + $160 meals/accommodation)

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See you this Summer!

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