Writing the sound

Writing the Sound

Join me for rustic solar-powered creative time and inspiration on Howe Sound. Local & healthy food provided. Located on Gambier Island, the retreat is just 20 minutes away from Horseshoe Bay. Bookings available May – August.

What to expect:

Good food and good company. Located near Halkett Bay provincial park, lots of mountain and ocean views. There is electricity and cell access but no wi-fi.


Guest cabin with private adjoining bathroom


Local / free range and/or organic products breakfast/lunch/dinner BYOB

Water taxi (not included) can be booked from Horseshoe Bay and is between $30-40 each way. Full details on transportation will be emailed to you when you book.

About me:

My memoir Red Star Tattoo was shortlisted for the Writers Trust Hilary Weston award and won the Edna Staebler Creative Non Fiction award. My creative non fiction won the 2018 Subterrain Lush Triumphant prize and my work has also appeared in a variety of publications including Room, Descant, This Magazine, and the Globe and Mail.

I reserve the right to cancel due to insufficient registration or conditions that make any such activity unsafe. In the event of a cancellation deposits and payments will be refunded. *Deposits are non-refundable if you cancel less than 7 days before the retreat.

Questions? Email me at sonja at sonjalarsen dot com

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