Interested in a week-long Writing Retreat on beautiful southern Vancouver Island with personal coaching by a professional published author?


Here is an opportunity to sharpen your skills, deepen your passion, learn a few new writing tricks, and practice your craft – plus enjoy good company, amazing food and wine, all in a spectacular setting.


Mark Buchanan will lead a “working retreat” for a small group of 5 writers from June 17-22, 2018 in a beautiful private home (which usually rents at over $1000 per night) just outside Victoria, BC. Mark is the author of 8 published, award-winning books, including the bestseller The Rest of God, has 3 more books on the way, and has published over 100 magazine articles.


The retreat begins Sunday, June 17 with dinner and concludes Friday, June 22 with lunch.

Our time together includes:

  • 5 nights in a spectacular home overlooking Patricia Bay in Saanich, British Columbia, minutes from Victoria. The home features a large covered deck, a large sunning deck, an infinity pool and hot tub, beautiful gardens, luxurious rooms, private beach front, kayaks, and breathtaking views in all directions. For further information, go to
  • All snacks and meals.
  • Shuttle to and from the Victoria airport or Schwartz Bay ferry terminal, if needed.
  • The option of bringing your spouse (see below; sorry, no children or infants)
  • 45 minutes each day of one-one-one coaching from Mark.
  • One hour each day of group instruction from Mark.
  • Several hours each day to write.
  • Several hours each day to rest, relax and enjoy your surroundings.
  • Opportunities each evening to read and discuss your writing.


This event is limited to 5 writers at any skill level, so please register quickly.



  • Ocean-front room with private bathroom (4 rooms available) – $1500 ($500 extra for spouse) by or before May 1; $1600 + $600 for spouse after May 1.
  • Garden-view room with private bathroom (1 room available) – $1400 ($450 extra for spouse) by or before May 1; $1500 + $500 for spouse after May 1.
  • Not included in pricing: travel costs to and from Victoria; cost ($32.60 per person) for an (optional) visit to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens; alcohol (wine will be served with our evening meals); personal food items.


To register (with a $200 non-refundable deposit) or for more information, please contact Cheryl at

Date: June 17, 2018—June 22, 2018
Event: Writing Retreat with Mark Buchanan
Topic: Writing Retreat with Mark Buchanan
Public: Public

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