Writing Coach and Author, Kathrin Lake


Annually:  one week retreats in January, February, March


Please go to to see the current price and dates

 * march retreats only booked when January and February are booked


“I got my passion for writing back and what I accomplished is both valuable and sellable … Kathrin as a facilitator is extraordinary and for me personally gave me exactly what I was looking for. …the group was great, and we contributed and  supported each other (so important)!”

“The group was great, and we contributed and  supported each other (so important !). The town was great and rustic. Loved the people. Loved the food. Loved the weather.  Kathrin as a facilitator is extraordinary and for me personally gave me exactly what I was looking for.  Confidence… Coaching on how to have my dialogue and the “gory” scenes work.  Also great coaching on next steps for publishing.  The retreat was  basically everything I wanted and more!” 

– Ellen Chauvet, When Darkness Falls

“The town is a really good choice for the retreat. The timing – mid Feb – worked well, too, and I appreciate the flexibility of being able to attend for just one week but stay longer. The accommodation was perfect, and you really gave a lot of attention to detail. I finished a novel, and already have the first chapters and synopsis agent-ready! So, the retreat worked for me. I would never have finished the 
novel without the kind of support we had – I could write all day, then meet up with people, so I never got lonely!”

 – Julie H (published author)

“I really enjoyed the whole experience.  Being a part of a group of writers who share a common goal was a valuable experience that yielded new contacts and connections that I treasure.  To me, the town was a little scruffy, but felt safe and comfortable fairly soon after arrival and seemed a good choice for such an event, especially because of the familiarity and friendships.  Kathrin and Jim were great hosts, warm and personable, offering suggestions for activities and creating a bond between the participants by providing opportunities for the group to socialize together while allowing freedom for individual options.  As a facilitator, Kathrin was insightful, and helpful, and kept the classes interesting.”   – Jacquelyn Johnston

“I thought the town was a friendly place, and I felt completely safe there, even at night.  I also appreciated the apartment being so central. Kathrin’s guidance was extremely helpful, especially in the areas of character development.  Asking me what my characters were like made me realize they needed more meat on their bones.  I enjoyed the writing exercises in our class too. Jim and Kathrin were excellent hosts.  ….Thank you for the delicious meals you prepared for us and the recommendations you gave for restaurants (Mexico Lindo’s was my favourite).” 

– Kelly Madden

The Retreats Include:

  • 5 Group Classes in writing and publishing
  • One-on-one Coaching in writing and publishing
  • Accommodation Choices
  • Social Events and networking with writers
  • Readings
  • Guided fun events (everyone goes on the lagoon tour!)
  • Fabulous local restaurants – guided tours of many
  • Breakfasts with morning classes and one special bon voyage evening meal

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$200 deposit Reserves Your Accommodation and spot at the early bird price.  More questions? Call 604-706-2388 and we will return your call promptly.