Retreat to Kootenay Lake!

Luanne Armstrong is hosting a writing retreat on Kootenay Lake this summer, complete with daily writing classes, lakeside activities, and a heritage farm setting. Here are the details:

Writing Home: Kootenay Lake Summer Writing Retreat
August 21-August 25, 2011.

The Kootenay Lake Writing retreat is designed to nourish you — body mind and soul — and to take your writing to the next level. Daily writing classes take place at an eighty acre heritage farm on pristinely beautiful Kootenay Lake. There is a private beach, canoes, swimming, fishing and hiking available. Experience the joy of writing in a small and deeply supportive setting. Nourish your body with sumptuous meals. Go for a stroll, a swim, or simply wander. Designed for beginners and experienced writers alike, the Creative Writing Retreat at Kootenay Lake Farm will deepen, inspire, support, and refine your writing life. To allow time and space to address individual needs and interests, each class is limited to ten.

$375 – $420 depending on lodging choice. 
(includes instruction, meals, one-on-one session with instructor)

Luanne Armstrong, MFA, Ph.D, is a novelist, editor, and teacher. Luanne is the author of sixteen books, including a memoir, novels, and children’s books. She is an adjunct professor of Creative Writing, teaching online for the University of British Columbia low residency MFA Creative Writing program, where she teaches Creative Nonfiction, and Teaching Creative Writing. She mentors many writers on an ongoing basis. Currently Luanne lives on her organic heritage family farm in the Kootenay region of BC.

Tenting spaces with picnic tables and fireplaces are available for participants. Also available, small trailers, or bunk beds in the main house. Campsites are level, beside the lake and accessible by car. The Armstrong farm is a working heritage organic family farm that has been in existence for 80 years. The family welcomes visitors. Food from the farm will form a large part of the menu.

For registration and further details, email or call 250-223-8203.

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