Hey, what's your favourite notebook? Here's mine.

Thanks for your interest in joining Start Writing Retreat #2 in Creemore this Summer. If you happened to land here first, you can review retreat details online.

Before you register, here’s a few important details to review.


Start Writing retreats are open to adult writers (17+) of all levels. Prior or specific writing experience is not required.

If you are a veteran of any Start Writing workshop, you’ll know what to expect from the group writing sessions. If we haven’t written together yet, I will schedule a brief chat to review the workshop & retreat methodology. This is an important step to ensure what I provide is a good fit for you and your writing. This review can be done before or after your register.

Costs and payment options

For $1,250, you get five days & nights of dedicated writing time in a structured, safe environment. The retreat runs from Friday Aug. 11th through Wed. Aug. 16th, 2017.

  • Secure your spot online with by paying the full retreat fee by credit card.
  • A $200 deposit holds your space, with full payment due by July. Payment schedules can be arranged.
  • Deposits and retreat fee payments are non-refundable.
  • If you don’t want to pay by credit card, pls. get in touch to make other arrangements (PayPal, email transfer, personal cheque or cash).

Important details

  • Writers are pretty generous people and ridesharing is definitely an option for those without a car. However, schedules may not be perfectly aligned if you need to arrive or depart at a specific time. Transportation is ultimately the responsibility of individual retreat members.
  • All reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate dietary needs, but those with specific allergies and/or food preferences may wish or need to provide their own meals.
  • Retreat payments are non-refundable. One exception: if we haven’t written together yet, and during the pre-retreat chat either of us decides that what I offer won’t be a good fit for you and your writing, your payment will be returned in full.

Pay now

[stripe name=”Start Writing” image_url=”https://startwriting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/bluepensquare.png” description=”Creemore Retreat Full Fee $1,250″ payment_button_label=”Full retreat fee: $1,250″ amount=”125000″ shipping=”false” billing=”true” currency=”cad” success_redirect_url=”http://wp.me/P6VXGM-rH failure_redirect_url=”http://wp.me/P6VXGM-rP”]

[stripe name=”Start Writing” image_url=”https://startwriting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/bluepensquare.png” description=”Creemore Retreat Deposit $200″ payment_button_label=”Retreat deposit: $200″ amount=”20000″ shipping=”false” billing=”true” currency=”cad” success_redirect_url=”http://wp.me/P6VXGM-rN”failure_redirect_url=”http://wp.me/P6VXGM-rP”]