Soulful Writer’s Retreat
Whether you’re a beginning writer or more experienced, you’ll discover writing techniques and skills for creating new work or breathing new life into ongoing projects at the Soulful Writer’s Retreat.
Join us August 9 – 12, 2022
Sandy beaches. Tranquil woods. A peaceful stream. The world’s best sunsets. A supportive writing group. Let the beauty and wonder of nature stir your imagination and inspire creativity.
Whether you’re a beginning writer or more experienced, you’ll explore writing techniques and skills for creating new work or breathing new life into ongoing projects at the Soulful Writer’s Retreat.
Over three days this August, we’ll gather to learn, to explore, to write, and to share. Purposely, I limit the number of participants at the Soulful Writer’s Retreat to ensure an intimate experience.
You’ll discover the Conscious Writing process that you can use anywhere at any time to tap into an intuitive flow so you truly write from your soul. It takes you to the heart of what you’re really here to write about. Some participants have come to the Retreat looking to write one thing but left with a new direction and a new dimension to their writing journey.
Each day includes guided sessions where we come together to meditate and learn new techniques to develop your writing skills. There is ample personal time for resting, reflection, and writing – either poolside, on the beach, walking the trails in the woods, or finding a quiet space in the gardens.
We have periods of silence and fun activities around the campfire or watching the sunset above the majestic Lake Huron. And of course, there’s always ample food.
This Retreat is about you and what your creative heart truly needs.
Discover how to make your writing more real, more captivating, more entertaining, and more soulful for your readers.
- Guided writing exercises to help you combine imagination, observation, and memory.
- Experience the Conscious Writing practice – learn how to access an intuitive creative flow to reveal deep insights and ideas.
- Write with your soul’s intention to share your stories with passion and impact.
- Intentional meditations.
- Group discussions in a sacred space of respect.
- Private writing time in solitude and silence to discover your true voice and write authentically from the heart.
- 3 nights accommodation at my private residence in St. Joseph, Ontario on the Lake Huron shores.
- Delicious meals and nutritious snacks including 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners.
- Wine with dinner. (You’re welcome to bring your own wine or favourite beverage and snacks to share around the evening campfire.)
- Daily seminars with powerful lessons and creative insights.
- Individual assignments with writing prompts and group work.
- Personal free time for resting, reflection, journaling, project writing, or relaxing with fellow writers on the beach or by the pool.
- Daily walks on the beach and/or through the forest trails.
With new experiences, you gain new insight. Embrace the journey.
This experience will not only provide you with new stories to tell, it will help you explore new territories in your writing and creative process. Find new joy in your writing. Be inspired. Write from your heart with the voice of your soul.
Choose Your Space
If you prefer an extended payment option, please contact me with your booking choice of Private Room (Queen or Double), Shared Room, or Non Residential. Note: The Early Bird rates valid until May 31, 2022, unless sold out. All rates quoted in Canadian funds.
Secure Your Space Now
A deposit of $250.00 will secure space. The balance will be due May 15, 2022. Simply choose the type of accommodation you prefer and lock in the early bird rate now.
Private Room – Queen Bed
Private Room – Double Bed
Shared Room (Bunk Beds)
Perfect if you live nearby or prefer to stay at a local inn. We recommend Hessenland, which is located a few minutes down the road.
Note: HST will be added to the above fees.
Dietary Restrictions/Preferences: Please let us know when you register if you have any special dietary requirements.
If you have to cancel your booking for any reason, there is a staged refund policy as follows:
- More than 45 days notice – $250.00 non-refundable.
- Between 44 days 15 days notice – $500.00 non-refundable.
- 14 days notice or less – Full fee non-refundable.
Please note, if there is another COVID-related shut down (which is out of everyone’s control), you will receive a full refund.
Words from our Soulful Writers…
Not only did Susan’s writer’s retreat provide us with a creative process, helpful tips and techniques, and a new way of approaching our writing, the setting of the retreat among the sights and sounds of nature offered lovely spaces for inspiration and creative exploration. Whether sitting poolside, on a canopy swing, around the table, or on a bench overlooking a lush ravine, the beautiful surroundings were conducive to conversation, sharing, meditation and writing.
The pace of learning versus personal and writing time was perfect and Susan’s experience and authentic approach has a special way of bringing out the best in her participants. I’m grateful to have participated in this rich and rewarding retreat experience – one I’ll not soon forget. Thank you, Susan!
I have only positive things to say about Sue and the Soulful Writer’s Retreat. The location and atmosphere could not have been better. Outside, you are surrounded by nature, and inside you will discover what a beautiful home Susan has – the perfect setting for a writing retreat! Each meal was carefully crafted, and it was clear how much thought and effort went into it all, especially all the homemade aspects of the meals. Last, but not least, Sue was a fabulous leader perfectly guiding us through each writing exercise. I feel that I have learned so much and was completely comfortable sharing my ideas and stories in this safe place that she has created. Thank you, Sue!
You have connected me to my creative and spiritual style of writing while providing a safe space to learn step-by-step processes. Writing is now something I can cherish and anticipate with fun instead of the chore I once considered it to be. A magical experience with twists and turns, tantalizing food, and just the right amount of time to work, play, imagine, and dream. I now have tools to assist with painting a picture with words to inspire.
Sue’s Soulful Writer’s Retreat was the perfect mix of structured creative writing exercises, exploration with Conscious Writing techniques, soulful sharing with the group, and fun! Every moment of the event was well thought out, with plenty of free time each morning and afternoon for us to continue our personal writing projects or enjoy some quiet time relaxing. The environment was set perfectly to support our projects and also to create connections between the participants. I went to the Retreat hoping to get a bit more structure for writing my book, but instead came away with a whole new perspective on my writing and how to tap into the Soulful Writer within. I feel much more confident and inspired about writing than I ever imagined possible. I also came away feeling well-fed (the food was amazing!) and have made a whole new group of friends. I would recommend this event to anyone who is looking to tap into their creative writing in a more conscious and soulful way.
The Retreat was an amazing experience, which helped me find a way to circumvent my brain injury, and be able to write again. I spoke to my mom and asked what she thought about my revising dad’s script ‘Heirlooms,’ with a joint author note. She was delighted that was a possibility and it is now slated as a project for 2018! Making new friends and having the opportunity to share freely with them, was a true blessing, too. Thanks again for such a magical experience! You’re an awesome Soulful Writer and Teacher. I so appreciate your wisdom and gifts.
Radiant sun, puffy clouds, skies the colour of bluebells, gentle breezes, the air filled with lilac. Breathe deep fresh oxygen, listen to soul songs of birds, view the stately lavender gladiolus and blazing sunsets. Feel comforted by the light touch of winged angels all around, with the tranquil fall of water surrounded by tender shoots of growth. Never having to give thought to preparing the next feast for it was there before you as if by magic. Inspiration sprung into the mind as the stories unfolded, guidance was soft yet powerful, given with love from a truly spiritual woman.
The experience will last a lifetime; for now, I can help others feel, see, smell, and touch life from afar.
Thanks to those who encouraged me on the first steps of an exciting new journey.
The Retreat was even more than I expected. There was great value in seeing each of the parts come together. I would recommend this to anyone who is seriously considering writing.