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Writing Development Workshop: Part 1

June 10 - 11, 2022
Manoir Saint-Sauveur

The beginning of 2022 continued to be tough on students and teachers. 
Let’s write a better ending.

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Workshop Information

This two-day workshop will provide information about children’s writing development combined with opportunities for teachers to practice writing activities. Throughout the workshop, teachers will switch hats frequently between ‘student' and ‘writer.’ They will also think about what it means to be a ‘writing coach.’ 

Use the button below to email in order to register.

Dates and Location

Dates: June 10 - 11, 2022

Location: Manoir Saint-Sauveur

Writers know that location isn’t EVERYTHING…but it helps.


In addition to learning about how writing develops in children, teachers will participate in activities as a starting point to their own projects. Some activities may include hiking, yoga, campfire storytelling, personal journaling, etc.


Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Saint-Sauveur, Quebec. Located 1 hour from Montreal, 2 hours from Ottawa, and 3 hours from Quebec City; Saint-Sauveur is the perfect place to feel rejuvenated and inspired to write. Feel free to stay an extra day and connect with colleagues over a round of golf, a walk in the woods, or a day at the spa.

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Friday June 10:

Check-in starting at 4:00 pm


5:00 pm – 5:30, yoga


6:00 pm, Session 1: How scribbles become letters, letters become words, and words become everything.


Dinner to follow at 7:00


Saturday June 11:

8:00 am: Meet in parking lot to leave for 50 min hike, or go to designated room for yoga


10:15-11:30 am Session 2: Invented spelling: how to learn from it, encourage it, and shape it into conventional writing.

Talk given by Gene Ouellette over zoom.


11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Lunch


1:30-3:30 pm, Session 3: And now, my darlings, we write! A hands-on approach to writing activities you can apply in your classroom.

Pricing and Accommodation

Workshop Pricing

$300.00 per person until May 10,

$325.00 per person afterwards.

Includes: Dinner on June 10, coffee and Lunch on June 11.


The first 10 participants will receive an electronic copy of Brain Words

or a $20.00 gift certificate to Indigo.



to register & receive the hotel code.


Accommodation Pricing

For the evening of Friday June 10: $219.00 (plus taxes and resort fee),

single or double occupancy at the main lodging.


Includes 10% discount on spa services for Friday as well as free access to Nordic Spa for Friday and Saturday (outdoor warm bath, Nordic bath, dry sauna, Indoor heated pool, indoor hot tub, and steam sauna). Free outdoor parking and Wi-Fi. Check-in time is at 4:00pm on the day of arrival. Check out time is at noon on the day of departure. Early check-in and late check out are not guaranteed and should be requested with reception. (A preferred rate will be given to guests who wish to extend their stay: $229.00 plus taxes and resort fee for the evening of Sat June 11 ).

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To note:

A minimum of 20 teachers is needed by April 10th to run this workshop.

The first 10 teachers to register will receive a copy of Brain Words by G. Ouellette and R. Gentry or a $20.00 Indigo gift certificate.


Have more questions?

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We can't wait to hear from you!

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