EWG Writing Retreats

Time to Write.

EWG Writing Retreat

Looking for a dedicated space to practice your craft? The Estevan Writing Group hosts two in-person Writing Retreats per year, and one virtual Retreat each summer. Writing Retreats are open to the public by application.

Our next retreat is November 3-6, 2022.

What to Expect?

EWG Retreats are held at the Mother Teresa Centre in Kenosee Provincial Park. The format is relaxed and mostly self-directed. We strive to create a comfy, welcoming, and creative space for all attendees. Accommodations and meals are provided with the registration, and while there is no set schedule, we do offer a workshop on Saturday afternoon and body breaks throughout the weekend.

Meals & Accommodations

Meals are provided through the EWG Members, who share a meal schedule and will feed non-members for the weekend, with the exception of Friday night. On Friday, as a longstanding tradition, the EWG eats dinner at The Bar Bar in Kenosee Village. Non-members are invited to participate at their own expense or bring their own meal for Friday evening.

Please indicate if you have any dietary needs in your registration. While breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided with registration, snacks are at each attendees expense.

Every attendee has a private room, which includes two double beds (if you would prefer to share with someone, you can indicate that in your registration), a small desk, lamp, and a closet with shelves. Each room also has a window.

Bathrooms are shared; there are three toilets and two showers available for guests. Please bring your own toiletries, including towels and face cloths.


Retreats are held at the beautiful Mother Teresa Centre. The EWG rents the entire main building and is given the run of the place for the scheduled weekend. There is a full kitchen, bathrooms, fireplace, Wifi, and a comfortable, large sitting room in the main building. Outside boasts lakeside walking trails, a firepit, and space to find your inspiration. For more details on the venue, go HERE.



Retreats are $70 per night for non-members, or $200 for all three days. Members receive a discounted rate and priority registration.


Payment must be made upon registration. e-Transfer is preferred using the following email: estevanwritersgroup@gmail.com.

If you are unable to pay at the time of registration, please contact the Estevan Writers Group board to make alternative arrangements. Additionally, financial support is available by application.


Registrations for our next retreat are due October 15, 2022.

“The writing dream is a secluded cabin in the woods, with a warm fire and inspiration running freely. The Estevan Writers Group retreats—hosted at Mother Teresa Centre—are that every time.”

Andrea McClelland