Soul & Ink Spiritual Retreat for Writers

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Soul & Ink Spiritual Retreat for Writers

320.00 350.00

Spend a weekend writing in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at King’s Fold Retreat Centre.

Whether you are just starting out, a seasoned and published writer, or anywhere in between, you are welcome here!

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Why Go On A Spiritual Retreat for Writers?

  1. To have large blocks of time to write, rather than only writing in the “cracks,” squeezing words in between the demands of life.

  2. To give yourself space to rest, be refreshed, and be present with God as you engage writing as a spiritual practice.

  3. To connect with other writers who “get it.”

  4. A weekend in a beautiful place with no responsibilities other than to be present? Yes, please!

What’s Included?

  • Optional pre-retreat mini-coaching call: Jon Gilchrist is a trained and certified executive and leadership coach. He can help you name and clarify your goals for the weekend ahead of time.

  • 5 Meals (3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday), plus snacks. You’ll enjoy home cooked meals as you gaze out the picture windows facing the mountains.

  • Shared lodging and access to the amenities of the King’s Fold Retreat Centre (a wonderful library, hiking trails, a prayer labyrinth, prayer walks, chapels, and sacred spaces).

  • Evening and morning guided contemplative prayer sessions led by Julianne Gilchrist.

  • Facilitated discussions: Throughout the weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others to explore ideas around faith and writing. Possible topics for discussion include: writing as spiritual practice, identity as a Christian writer, and the joys and struggles of the writing life. This isn’t a conference with workshops on the craft of writing; this is a retreat that offers space for you to discover, share, and listen.

  • Guided contemplative nature walk (optional): Engage your senses in the wonder of creation to get your creative juices flowing!

  • Lots of time to write

Important Note About Fees:

Please enter the discount code “WRITER” at checkout. This will allow you to register for the retreat without needing to enter payment information. You can then pay your deposit through an e-transfer or PayPal, enabling us to keep extra processing fees to a minimum. Please note that your spot is not secure until your deposit has been paid.

Where Is King’s Fold?

King’s Fold Retreat Centre is located in Cochrane, Alberta, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It’s about an hour’s drive from Calgary, and a 3 1/2 hour drive from Edmonton.

How Much Does This Amazing Weekend Cost?

Total Cost: $350

Early Bird Pricing: $320*

Non-Refundable Deposit: $150. Your spot is not secure until your deposit is paid. Deposits can be paid through e-transfer or Paypal.

Remaining Balance is due March 20, 2020. If remaining fees aren’t paid by March 20, your spot will be released. After this date, no refunds can be given.

*Early Bird Deadline: November 15, 2019

Note About Lodging:

The rooms at the retreat centre are shared accommodations. Single rooms are limited and require an additional fee of $90.