Write on the French River

A Creative Writing Retreat

May 3 to May 8, 2019  •  
Applications due by April 5, 2019

“Why go all the way to Italy for a writing retreat
when I can return to Pine Cove?”
—2018 Retreatant

We invite writers of all skill levels to take part in the 8th annual Write on the French River Creative Writing Retreat, Friday, May 3 to Wednesday, May 8, 2018, at the magnificent Lodge at Pine Cove.

Limited to 25 participants and taught by some of Canada’s leading writers, Write on the French River Creative Writing Retreat offers wordsmiths, travellers, innovators, poets, dreamers and creatives the gift of time on a storied waterway.

Whether you want to tackle that novel, draft a memoir, query editors, or make a living with your pen, you will find expert guidance and good-natured support at this 6-day blend of nature, culture, gourmet meals and superb accommodations.

Applications are due by April 5, 2019. Please read on to learn more.

If you haven’t visited the French River, it’s time.


Option A: Standard Retreat

Option B: Self-Guided Retreat

Our 2019 Instructors, Editors, and Special Guests

Fees and Application Information

Retreat Schedule and Highlights

The Lodge at Pine Cove

Contact Us

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Photos courtesy of The Lodge at Pine Cove