PETRA Launch Event

Watch for news of the PETRA book launch. Tentative date September, 9th, 2020. If all goes well, (and we are out of self-isolation). Mark the date, and more to come.

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Going Under the Words

NOTICE: Hollyhock has unfortunately had to postpone its June programs because of Covid-19. For more information, please contact Hollyhock. To request info on future Going Under the Words, or to be part of Shaena’s workshop mailing list, click here.

This June 12-17, 2020, I will again be leading Going Under the Words: Writing Fiction and Memoir, a five-day intensive writing workshop at Hollyhock Retreat Centre on Cortes Island. Information is now available from Hollyhock, or contact me directly. (Please note: scholarships are available through the Dana Bass Solomon Fund, in particular to create deeper availability for indigenous writers, writers of colour and to draw in LGBTQ voices. Please contact Hollyhock or send an email to me directly.)

This is an intensive workshop, in a stunning and inspiring location. Please note the workshop is for 12 people maximum, and will not be increased in size. This allows enough intimacy to workshop material and to have in-depth discussion on craft. Writers need to send in 10 pages of fiction — short story, novel or memoir — at least two weeks in advance.