Writers’ Refuge ~ Day-Long Workshops

Writers' Refuge, Day long retreat with Deepam

What is Writers’ Refuge?

An opportunity to immerse yourself in full day of writing in community facilitated in the AWA (Amherst Writers and Artists) method.

  • For those who long to write, whether skilled or inexperienced, to dive deep into writing practice.
  • The morning begins with muffins, hot drinks, and introductions, followed by unique prompts to inspire spilled ink.
  • Participants are invited to share selected pieces of their freshly generated work for supportive feedback.
  • After lunch, writers have the opportunity to continue working on a freshly generated piece or the spend uninterrupted time on a project.
  • The afternoon concludes with readings of chosen pieces to receive encouraging feedback.


Orillia, Ontario ~ Saturday, July 13, 2019

Orillia, Ontario ~ Saturday, August 10, 2019

Victoria, British Columbia ~ Saturday, August 17, 2019


Writers’ Refuge begins at 10:00 a.m. Writers are welcome to arrive at 9:30 to settle in with a coffee or tea and muffin.


A series of on-the-spot timed writing exercises are offered to stretch those writing muscles and get the creative writer in you feeling more relaxed, focused and a little experimental.


The afternoon is spent in silent communion, working on whatever project calls to you.

Last Hour

Writing time is over at 3:00 p.m. when we gather to share some of what we’ve been working on, debrief, and discuss issues of craft.


July 13 & August 10: St. Paul’s Centre, 62 Peter Street North Orillia, ON L3V 4Z1

August 17: 1210 Greenwood Avenue, Esquimalt, BC V9A 5M3


$75. includes taxes, snacks, coffee/tea

Payment can be made by e-transfer to: deepamwadds@gmail.com

Your registration is confirmed when payment is received. This is because the group is limited in number and both food and prompts are prepared in accordance with attendance.


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