Tuesday, May 10, 2011

the (Canadian) cure for writer's block

One of these days, I will be able to carve out a three month chunk of time between husbanding, fathering, arts-funding, kid-taxiing and volunteer coaching, and once again put writing first. It's been a couple of decades since I had that luxury, but I keep a candle in the window. One of these days.

And when that time comes, I will be applying to spend my writing time at the Berton House Retreat in Dawson City, Yukon. Could there be a better place to shelve all the excuses for not writing than the remote, extremely northerly childhood home of Canada's most prolific writer?

Until I manage to get my life in order for an application to this incredibly generous retreat, you should apply.

Applications are now being accepted. Get on it!

(all Berton House images courtesy The Writers' Trust of Canada)

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1 comment:

Gruesome said...

What a fantastic opportunity, as a photographer I'm jealous. Tell me there's a photographers retreat near by.
Your life is a close mirror to my own. One day I'd like to do more travelling to places such as Dawson with a rich history and fantastic natural beauty.
I wouldn't even mind bringing my kids when they get a bit older.
But for now it's Tuesday so t-ball will have to do.