Retreats and Workshops

The Art of Storytelling – Writing Workshop

Saturday, August 27, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
St. Andrews by-the-Sea, NB
Cost: $85/person
Spaces are limited; please contact us and register in advance by August 24.

Need a refresher on the art of storytelling? Seize the remaining hours of summer and join award-winning author and professor Dr. Gerard Collins for this condensed version of his storytelling masterclass, which he recently taught at the invitation of the Frye Festival.

In this half-day workshop, we’ll talk about story structure, how to show instead of tell, how to develop characters, enhance narrative tension, infuse your prose with subtext, and write dialogue that gets people talking.

Bring your questions and conundrums—we’re putting it all on the table.

Contact us to register.


Writing retreats for the wandering soul

Award-winning Newfoundland author Gerard Collins, who now lives in NewBrunswick, and Jane Simpson, also a New Brunswicker, offer creative writing retreats for those who find inspiration in travel. On these retreats, Gerard focuses on your writing, with multiple workshops, feedback on your work, and one-on-one discussions about your writing. Jane is involved with planning and running things behind the scenes, both before and during the retreats.

Besides offering retreats in Atlantic Canada, Go and Write! has visited Ireland, Scotland, and Italy, and we’re heading back to Scotland and Ireland in 2022. Together, Gerard and Jane work to give you fabulous accommodations, time and space to write, and opportunities to experience local culture.