Rural Writers Retreat

Oct 04. 10

The Rural Writers’ Network, in cooperation with One Sky, hosted its first-ever Rural Writers in Residence. This retreat-style event took place Oct. 21 to 24 at a Driftwood Lodge in a relaxing setting just outside Smithers, B.C. It included workshops designed to further professional development, personal project development time and group discussions about challenges and benefits to being a writer in northern British Columbia. Partipants got their creativity flowing with (optional) morning yoga classes and afternoon walks.

The event initiated the Rural Writers Network, which will be an ongoing, community-building presence for northern B.C.’s professional writers. The Rural Writers Network assists in building a sustainable rural economy, where writers contribute their insight, creativity and information into the culture and society of the north.

For more information, email Coordinator, Amanda Follett and see the blog.

Who was this for?

The event was held for anyon involved in writing in a professional capacity (such as, jouralists, people in communications positions, authors, poets, and more) as well as those who might be intrigued to hone their writing in a personal sense. Also, consultants and those other positions that require excellent writing skills attended.  If you have questions or need more clarity, please email Amanda at