Shawn L. Bird

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Writers’ Cultural Retreat in New Brunswick January 25, 2014


— Open to all writing levels —

 Aug. 10th – 16th, 2014

 Where? Dalhousie, New Brunswick on the spectacular Bay of Chaleur – member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club, where rivers, bay and mountains meet.

Combine your vacation with learning writing skills (for fun, or professionally) in a bilingual, culturally & musically rich area of Atlantic Canada.

Writing Instructors: Patricia A. Donahue, award winning author & university instructor and Shawn L. Bird, author, high school teacher.

Cultural-related classes in Acadian cooking and historical storytelling, Mi’Kmaq knowledge of plants, photography/bird-watching, coastal excursions, music, and more .

Venue: Arts Restigouche is a beautiful heritage building located with beach access and fantastic sunrise vistas. RV & Tenting Park is adjacent (book early). Other types of accommodation available.

Contact with queries to :


Partnered with the town of Dalhousie, and NB Tourism

Updates with further details coming soon.


PS: Experiential tourism is on the rise: visit, get involved with locals, and learn writing skills.  Dalhousie, New Brunswick is on the awesome Bay of Chaleur, where the population is 85% bilingual.

 Cost not firmed up yet but likely between $750 – $800 for entire program (not including accommodation & food). Discount to first 20 sign-ups.

 You won’t be disappointed in this immersion of learning & culture where adults get to have fun!!

Wow! What a holiday to remember!


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