Writers by the Sea

They came and wrote  – in the fish house, the old barn, the farmhouse, and on the beach. They wrote about kids who are lonely, who don’t fit in, kids curious, funny, or angry. They wrote all morning, and sometimes again in the afternoon or evening. When they weren’t writing, they were talking about writing, or walking the beach and rocky shore, frolicking in the waves, playing games, and sharing meals.

The six writers who attended the Seaside Writing Retreat & Workshop - August 2010

Then they went away, back to their homes in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario.

‘They’ are the six writers who attended the Seaside Writing Retreat & Workshop this August, run by me and my partner and Red Deer’s children’s book editor, Peter Carver. If what I’ve described sounds like your idea of a great time, or if you know someone who would think so, why not subscribe to my blog so you’re sure to find out right away when we are accepting applications for next year’s retreat/workshop?

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson


  1. Heather on October 5, 2010 at 3:17 am

    So jealous. One of these days…

  2. Rob Morphy on October 5, 2010 at 4:56 am

    It was brilliant!

  3. Kathy Stinson on October 7, 2010 at 8:44 am

    It would be fun to work with you there, Heather!

    And thanks for the endorsement, Rob!

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