September 2019 ReFocus Writers Retreat Registration

Need some time to get away and ReFocus on your writing? Like to reconnect with old friends and / or meet new ones?

Christian writers and editors are returning to the Guelph Bible Conference Centre… but this time not for a conference, but for a relaxed, informal three day retreat designed for time to write and to network.


The theme for the ReFocus retreat this year is “Stewards of God’s Grace“

The theme verse will be 1 Peter 4:10 – “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

Check out the GBCC site to get an idea of the tranquil atmosphere you will enjoy.

Dates: Thursday, September 12 to Saturday, September 14

ReFocus a largely self-directed retreat. There will be very few scheduled events, other than a devotional time both mornings and an open mic, movie night and/or campfire in the evenings. Most of the time will be free for people to write, read, interact with fellow writers, or just relax. There may also be opportunities to sit down with an editor or another writer to get feedback on your work.

Schedule (click to download)

ReFocus Schedule – 2019 

Space – especially for those who want to stay on the grounds – is limited, and all rooms are double occupancy so the greatest number of people can attend. Register early if you want to ensure a room at the conference grounds. Otherwise there are many great hotels in Guelph and there will be more room for day-only registrants (price quoted includes all three days and meals from supper Thursday to breakfast Saturday)

Accommodation is in THE INN and each room has two double beds. Space is limited for overnight guests, but there is plenty of room for Day Guests.

Last day for registration is Sept 7!

$250 (plus HST) Full Retreat

$130 (plus HST) Day Guests

Prices Include Meals (supper Thursday through breakfast Saturday)  & Facilities Fees.

Optional lunches (Thursday and Saturday) may be purchased in advance if you’d like.

Further questions can be sent to ” Donna-Lee, Registrar at”.