Events & Workshops

Event Type
Calls Of Interest

Deadline: May 30, 2024 - 11:59 pm (SK Time)
St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster
Yolanda Hansen - Program Director
Deadline: May 30, 2024 - 11:59 pm (SK Time)

Call for Application for 2024 Summer Writers’ Retreat


The SWG is now accepting applications for the Writer and Artist Retreats for the weeks of July 12-26, 2024.


Writer and Artist Retreats are for established and practicing writers and artists from Saskatchewan and other parts of Canada. Please note that these retreats are not teaching situations, but places where established and practicing writers of all genres are expected to work independently. Writers can choose to attend 1 or 2 weeks of retreats. Spaces are limited.


This retreat will be held in Scholastica Residence. All participants receive a private room with shared bathroom facilities and all meals for 7 days. Retreatants are responsible for their transportation to and from the retreats, but carpooling may be available.


Weekly Retreat fees cover all administration, private rooms and food costs for one week’s stay:

  • SK-based SWG members: $425
  • Out-of-province SWG members OR SK-based non-members: $525
  • Out-of-province non-members: $625
  • Studio fees for visual artists: $100 per week in addition to the week’s rate above


Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of $30, due when submitting your application. There is a great deal of work that goes into the application process and we appreciate your consideration if you need to cancel.


For full retreat information, application guidelines and application form, please visit


Scholarship and Bursary Opportunities


Our Summer Retreats have two scholarship/bursary opportunities for emerging writers:


The retreat application and scholarship/bursary application deadline is midnight May 30, 2024.