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Tennants Cove Writers Workshop (TCWW) Announces its 2023 Summer Sessions

6 Dec 2022 2:27 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

We had a very successful inaugural season in 2022 at Tennants Cove Writers, with writers from as far away as Toronto, Washington D.C, and New York. Our participants got fresh insights into their work as they met individually with our leaders, novelist Melissa Scholes Young and memoirist Peter von Ziegesar, and workshopped as a group. In addition to having quiet time to write, they ate home-cooked meals prepared by our staff, hiked in the fields on the 175-acre farm, swam and kayaked in Tennants Cove, and rode the jeep on back trails.

We were especially happy to have Alastair Woods of Toronto with us. “My experience at Tennants Cove Writers was nothing short of transformative,” he says. “I had been writing my novel during stolen moments before work, after dinner and between meetings, and suddenly, I had this incredible opportunity to dedicate myself to writing amidst stunning natural beauty and a supportive creative community.”

For the 2023 Summer season, TCWW is doubling the number of weeklong workshops to give more writers an opportunity to work with us and retreat in an inspiring natural setting. Also, on Saturday, August 5, we are excited to offer half-day workshops in screenwriting and publishing that we hope will attract members of the New Brunswick creative community.

Session 1: July 30-August 4 (six days, five nights)

Session 2: August 6-August 11 (six days, five nights)

We are accepting four to five students for each session.  Room and board are included. Travel to the retreat is at one’s own expense. 

Optional morning and afternoon workshops: Saturday, August 5

Publishing (9-12 pm) taught by Melissa Scholes Young  

Screenwriting (2-5 pm) taught by Peter von Ziegesar

Each half-day session comes with lunch and will also feature a Zoom session with a noted screenwriter or publishing professional.

Tennants Cove Writers is located in a century-old farm house on 175 acres of protected woods and fields on the Saint John River in New Brunswick, Canada. We can't wait to welcome you to the 2023 Tennants Cove Writers Workshop!

Contact us at tennantscovewriters@gmail.com

Check for updates on the 2023 season at tennantscovewriters.com.

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