Events & Workshops

Event Type
Calls Of Interest

Deadline: January 19, 2023 - 11:59 pm (SK Time)
St. Peter's Abbey, Muenster, SK
Yolanda Hansen - Program Manager
Deadline: January 19, 2023 - 11:59 pm (SK Time)

Call for Applications - Winter '23 Writer/Artist Retreat

DEADLINE EXTENDED - January 19, 2022


The SWG is now accepting applications for the February 2023 Winter Writer/Artist Retreat, held at St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, SK from February 3-24, 2023.


The SWG’s Winter Writer/Artist Retreat is a self-directed retreat for established and practicing writers and artists who are able to work independently. Writers can choose to attend 1-2 weeks of retreats. Spaces are limited.


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


Scholarship and Bursary Opportunities

Our Winter Retreats now have two scholarship and bursary opportunities for attending writers. The Judy McCrosky Bursary pays one week’s fee for an emerging Saskatchewan writer and the John V. Hicks Scholarship provides $300 to a mid-career Saskatchewan writer working on poetry for a two-week stay at the Winter Retreats. For more information about these opportunities, including the application form, please click here.


Please read the Retreat Application Guidelines before submitting your application.


The Winter 2023 Retreats will be held in the Abbey Guest wing.


Please apply here. The deadline for applications is extended to January 19, 2023, at midnight. Late applications may be considered if space is available but a late fee of $35 will be levied.



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