Denman Island Winter Writer’s Retreat February 2010

  • Ivan Coyote. Memoir Writing, 4 days February 9 to 12.  Cost:  $300.00.
  • Matt Rader. Poetry Writing, weekend February 13 & 14.  Cost: $150.00.
  • Heidi Greco. Editing & Manuscript Preparation, 4 days February 17 to 20.  Cost  $300.00 
Location: Denman Island Arts Centre
Mailing Address:  PO Box 78, Denman Island, BC V0R 1T0
Phone:   Local: (250) 335-1224  Toll Free: 1-888-335-1221
Building on the success of the summer Readers & Writers Festival, the Denman Island Arts Centre announces the first annual Winter Writer’s Retreat, when three established writers will offer workshops over a two-week period in February 2010.
Join Ivan Coyote, Matt Rader and Heidi Greco for hands-on writing workshops and intimate salon readings.
Ivan Coyote is an award-winning author whose workshop will focus on memoir writing. Spend four days dedicated to getting all those dreams of words and stories out of your head and onto the page.
Matt Rader is a poet and teacher who excels in finding universal truth in local experience. Join Matt in a collaborative, participant driven weekend writing workshop and discover for yourself how a poet can leverage the forms and traditions of poetic craft to access the trickster imagination at the heart of all art.
Heidi Greco has more than two decades’ experience working with manuscripts in many genres. This four-day workshop will provide writers with tools for making useful revisions. Starting with the page, discussion will move to the broader vision of formulating a structured manuscript.
Salons with the writers will be held on Friday evening, February 12 and Saturday evening, February 20.
For more information and registration go to or leave a message at the Denman Island Arts Centre (250) 335-1224. The Denman Island Arts Centre is a short walk up the hill from the ferry. Classes are small so register early!

Excellent accommodation is available at Shanti House Bed and Breakfast, at The Blue Owl Bed and Breakfast, or see .

Jean Cockburn

Co-ordinator Arts Denman Winter Writer’s Retreat

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