Learn with some of Canada’s best authors!

Our Writers Studio Master Classes offer you the opportunity to learn practical writing techniques from award-winning and critically acclaimed authors in an intimate, judgement-free environment. Whether you’ve been writing for years, or just putting pen to paper, these classes will improve your skills, increase your confidence, and help you to become a more expressive, effective writer.

Purchase your tickets below.

In Person Packages

The Four-Day Retreat package is $360 includes all HST and a special rate at the Holiday Inn.

The Two-Day Retreat package is $180 includes all HST and a special rate at the Holiday Inn.

Stay where you write at a great price. Enjoy accommodation at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront at our preferred retreat rate of $174/night.

Limited enrollment. No substitutions.
WR Packages do not include access to onstage events, those must be purchased separately.

Wednesday, September 28

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Friday, September 30

Saturday, October 01

Sunday, October 02

Your Waterfront Retreat

Your writing getaway starts when you check in at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, nestled right on the shore of Lake Ontario. Each room features a desk with multiple connectivity docks, an ergonomic chair and complimentary Wi-Fi, so you’re ready to write whenever inspiration strikes.

Need a bit a bit fresh air? Step outside and you are on Kingston’s 8km waterfront trail, and steps from historic sites, vibrant downtown shopping, hip coffee shops, and world-class restaurants.

There is more incentive than ever to make the short trip to Kingston, or treat yourself to a staycation. Stop by Visit Kingston‘s website and check out everything Kingston is offering you.

Here’s what 2019 attendees had to say about the classes:

“Wonderful, caring, supportive, structured presentation. Answered thoughts I wondered about plus added so much more insight.”
 “Very meaty, well prepared, lots of fundamental ideas presented in a new and creative way.” 
“Best writing workshop I have ever taken.”
“Awesome, amazing, thoughtful, cerebral, emotional, enlightening.”
“Excellent/interactive workshop with wonderful resources and audience participation…. BRILLIANT!”
“This workshop was great fun! Helped to take the anxiety out of writing and I appreciate so many guided writing exercises. So much to take away with me!”