Kingsbrae – Spring, Summer, and Autumn retreats

Writing on the porch; this is where we also host workshops on warm days.

A Return to Kingsbrae

We’re so pleased that the kind folks at award-winning Kingsbrae International Residence for Artists (KIRA) invite us to host regular writing retreats at their facility.

During the first part of the pandemic, the Go and Write! Kingsbrae retreats were open to New Brunswick residents only, and writers of all experience levels and genres were encouraged to attend. Participants had the physical and mental space they needed to get writing, the time for their mind, soul, and heart to wander. Retreat leader Dr. Gerard Collins offered encouragement and guidance, compassion, and mentorship. And while we were a safe distance from our fellow writers, it wasn’t like the lockdown months that saw us light years apart.

The Kingsbrae Estate

Each participant was assigned their own individual, freestanding writers’ studio. These studios are Wi-Fi-equipped and for participants’ exclusive use during their stay. Retreat goers also had free access to the award-winning Kingsbrae Garden – the garden was just gearing up to open to the public, and we had permission to wander throughout.

We provided several meals, and there are multiple restaurants in the seaside town as well, just a short walk from the estate.


After lunch at the Kingsbrae Café