Writers Adventure Camp at The Point,
June 8th through 12th, 2016
Writers Adventure Camp at The Point Artist-Run Centre on beautiful Alta Lake is a unique immersive experience for emerging writers. You will attend workshops with award-winning professionals in your chosen genre while cross-fertilizing your creative output with exposure to other genres and artistic disciplines. Our faculty all work in dual or multiple genres.
The program is intended to be both rigorous and fun – think Writers Boot Camp meets West Coast Arts Festival – and is unlike other creative-writing retreats across the country due to its setting and multi-disciplinary emphasis.
Each morning is spent in small groups in your genre workshop (fiction, non-fiction or screenwriting), while each afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to attend a different hands-on workshop led by one of our guest faculty, as well as hang out on the dock, canoe on the lake out front, and hike or bike the many trails in the area.
Evening events include the opening night BBQ, the annual Dinner Cabaret (all participants who want to perform/read can do so alongside our professional headliners), and a campfire reading.
Accommodation*: We’ve arranged an excellent discount rate at Legends Creekside, a condo-style lodge minutes from The Point by car or bike, or a gorgeous and invigorating half-hour walk along the lake on the Valley Trail.
NEW This Year: The Get to The Point! fiction-writing contest. The winner will receive full tuition to the 2016 Writers Adventure Camp, as well as full accommodation* and publication by The Walrus. (see Writing Contest)
We hope you’ll join us at the second annual Writers Adventure Camp,
Writers Adventure Camp
The Point Artist-Run Centre.
(*Accommodation is off-site and not included in the tuition fee.)