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The 2017 retreat will be April 27 – 30 at the Banner Mtn Lodge.


Fees include

  • three nights’ accommodation at the Banner Mountain Lodge, outside Smithers, BC
  • lunches and dinners (If you like breakfast, bring it along!)
  • all workshops and retreat events

Regular registration is $445.

Afternoon workshop choices

When you register, please give us your preference (Krystal or Elee)  for the small group workshops (these will be 1-3 p.m. each afternoon).

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund on or before Tuesday, February 1st, 2017
  • 50% refund after Tuesday, February 1st, 2017
  • No refund after Sunday, March 31st, 2017



  • Or, you can register online with a two-step process:

STEP 1: Pay for your spot. Do this either by….

  1. sending an e-Transfer to; or
  2. sending a cheque made out to”Rural Writers in Residence” to

Rural Writers in Residence
4964 Simcoe Loop
Smithers, BC   V0J2N2

In either case, please let us know your name and the kind of space you are reserving (early-bird, alcove or regular registration).

STEP 2: Fill out the form  below (so we know your preferences) and click Submit>>.

Registration Policy

The retreat does tend to sell out. Spaces will be reserved on the basis of when payments arrive (not when the information form below is sent).

After the retreat fills we will have a Wait List.

Information Form

If you’ve already made a payment, please fill out this form and click “Submit” at the bottom.