Writing Retreats

The conversations, knowledge gained, and experiences shared have given me a renewed spirit; I am now invigorated to continue in my writing journey.

Fallon Prince, 2022 Emerging Writers’ Course

Marina [the instructor]’s presence here has been a huge gift. I’ve appreciated her kindness, sense of humour, stories, book suggestions, and her intelligent, honest and generous feedback. So much gratitude!

Darla Tenold, 2022 Fiction Colloquium

Thank you, Sage Hill, for creating a welcoming and safe environment to write — and for allowing me to be a part of this community of writers. The 10 days were a great incubator, with time to learn, read, listen, and write. I’m a better writer for this time.

Heather Block, 2022 Emerging Writers’ Course

Friends at Sage Hill likened the experience to summer camp for writers, and I think that’s the perfect description. The sense of warmth, community, and vulnerability at Sage Hill is unlike anything I have encountered in my adult life. Sage Hill felt like coming home.

Kristina Stocks, 2022 Fiction Course

This program is fantastic! It’s such a great opportunity to work with great instructors and focus on your project with support and accountability.

Trish Cooper, 2022 Playwriting Course

By providing all necessary aspects to craft — mentorship, discipline, accountability, fun, education, and a myriad of other things — Sage Hill provides nothing but growth to all writers and creators that enter into the experience.

Bret Crowle, 2022 Emerging Writers’ Course

Writing at Sage Hill has been both exciting and nerve wracking, but I feel nudged and inspired to become a better writer, to always keep growing, keep aspiring. Thank you!

Donna Costa, 2022 Nonfiction Course

I can’t wait to come back with a new project!

Lynne Carol Martin, 2022 Playwriting Course

Youth Programs

I rekindled a passion of mine through this course… I was entirely convinced that my writing matters.

Daulton, 2022 Moose Jaw Teen Writers’ Workshop

Just getting to meet so many talented teen writers was so important. I have never met so many people that were interested in the same thing as me.

Student, 2022 Prince Albert Young Writers’ Workshop

I felt accepted for who I am, both as a writer and myself. I was always welcome to share my work, and everyone was very nice.

Student, 2022 Swift Current Young Writers’ Workshop