C-EBLIP Spring Writing Retreat April 9 – 13, 2018

Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

The Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (C-EBLIP) invites you to the C-EBLIP Spring Writing Retreat, April 9 – 13, 2018 at the beautiful Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

This Spring Writing Retreat is open to librarians who are currently involved in research and writing, and who would like an enriching space in which to concentrate on those activities.

A dedicated writing retreat can help you finish a writing project, spark new research or writing ideas, and connect you with a group of writing librarians in a special setting. Much has been written about the benefits of writing retreats, citing informal learning, reflective practice, collegiality, and mentoring[1] as some of the benefits in addition to the written output.

At this unstructured retreat, you are encouraged to write, rejuvenate, and make connections.

  1. Writing: There will be a dedicated writing space for all participants to work in a quiet group setting from 11am until 10pm on Monday, April 9; from 8am to 10pm on Tuesday April 10, Wednesday April 11, and Thursday April 12, and on Friday April 13 from 7am until noon.
  2. Rejuvenating: The relaxing accommodations and luxurious atmosphere of Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa is conducive to resting your body as well as your mind. Take advantage of the premiere Sun Tree Spa, float and swim in the mineral pool, or participate in mineral pool yoga.
  3. Connecting: In a smaller group setting, you will be able to connect (or reconnect) with colleagues who are researching and writing, just like you are.

The cost of the writing retreat is $981.56 (single occupancy including tax). The fee includes your accommodation for 4 nights, breakfast and lunch April 10-12, and breakfast April 13. Guests receive complimentary access to the mineral pools and all aquatic classes during their stay and on the day of arrival and departure. As sponsoring host, C-EBLIP will provide access to the dedicated writing space in the Temple Gardens.

Space is limited. Contact Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa at 306-694-5055 or toll free in Canada and the US: 1-800-718-7727, and ask for the University of Saskatchewan-Writers Workshop package. Or book online using this link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/13806?groupID=2060367 . Reservations must be made before March 12, 2018 to receive the special rate.

How to get to Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw is located in south-central Saskatchewan on the TransCanada highway. It is 77km west of Regina and 226km south of Saskatoon. If travelling by air, Moose Jaw is served by the Regina Airport. There are several options available to get from the Regina Airport to Moose Jaw, including a shuttle service. Information on ground transportation can be found here.

Driving distances from western Canada cities to Moose Jaw:

  • Saskatoon to Moose Jaw - 226km
  • Regina to Moose Jaw - 77km
  • Prince Albert to Moose Jaw - 342km
  • Calgary to Moose Jaw - 668km
  • Edmonton to Moose Jaw - 748km
  • Lethbridge to Moose Jaw - 556km
  • Medicine Hat to Moose Jaw - 397km
  • Winnipeg to Moose Jaw - 642km
  • Brandon to Moose Jaw - 432km

For more information

contact Virginia Wilson  virginia.wilson@usask.ca

[1] Cope, V.C.,Sundin, D., Smyth, A., et al. (2016). The hidden benefits of writing retreats: Academic development and social interaction for nurses. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(11). 73-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v6n11p73