Hands-on adventurous workshops

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Tranquilo Retreat is home to The Word Tour which offers Writing Workshops, Writing Tours and Writing Retreats. A place where writers discover their unique voice, improve craft, and write creatively.

Just sitting down… and filling up my notebooks inspired me, made me feel alive, carried me through the difficult times.
— Why Write?, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
“Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew each other. Books break the shackle of time, proof that humans can work magic.”
— Cosmos, Carl Sagan

 

Writing Workshops

Introductory Group Workshops - FREE

Introductory group workshop shares a proven writing workshop method.

$25 value offered free of charge.

 

Group Workshops (max 12 people)

6-week workshop series (6 x 2.5 hour workshops) $120/person

8-week workshop series (8 x 2.5 hour workshops) $160/person

All workshops include written feedback.

 

One-on-One Workshops

1 workshop (1 x 2.5 hour workshop) $80

6-week workshop series (6 x 2.5 hour workshops) $480

8-week workshop series (8 x 2.5 hour workshops) $640

All workshops include written feedback.

 

Writing Tours

Writing Tours are hiking in combination with writing adventure where you will hike and write in nature. Various options and prices. Watch for details.

 

Writing Retreats

Various options and prices. Watch for details.

 

Qualifications and bio

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Lynda is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press. An honours graduate from Trent University and graduate of York University's Faculty of Education, Lynda enjoys creating memorable writing workshops. Her publications include newspaper and magazine articles, book reviews, literature kits, and children’s and adult fiction. Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) is a writing organization founded on the belief that everyone is a writer. AWA supports practiced and emerging voices through a proven workshop method.

 

Testimonials

This workshop gave me a wonderful opportunity to not only indulge some latent desire to write, but also to appreciate the voice of the others who participated.
— Norma
As much as I struggle with writing, I found Lynda’s prompts and style to move me past those struggles. I anticipate writing more with her encouragement.
— Elizabeth