Creativity. Depth. Emotion.
Creativity. Depth. Emotion.

A powerful writing experience

Welcome to Launch

A powerful writing experience

Welcome to Launch

Retreat Locations


Ottawa, Canada: August 1-4, 2019


What if you just needed 72 hours to take your project to the next level? Authors and speakers: meet with other professionals, get expert advice, and mingle with agents in this gorgeous location. 



ByWard Market, September 18

 Come on a journey through the world of professional writing and publishing, and mobilize your career so you can produce more, earn more, and work from anywhere in the world. Whether you're a beginning writer, an emerging superstar, or you just want to know how to ditch your current life for a bigger, badder adventure, come on out and meet other people who feel the same. It's time to Mobilize Your Life!  

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Mont Tremblant, Quebec


Ski in the morning, write all afternoon - join us for a true writers' retreat in the mountains of Quebec. 

Details coming soon

From Paris to Canada

A writers' retreat in Paris changed my life.


And then I decided to make it my life's work to help others launch their own dreams. 

Write with intention


Spend dedicated hours writing your manuscript or your keynote.

Recharge your energy


Visit new places, meet new people, and grow.

Stevie Mikayne

Award-Winning Author, Word Coach and Speaker


Stevie Mikayne is an award-winning author, coach and speaker - as well as a professor of creative writing and a developmental editor. She has been (twice) short-listed for the Lambda Literary award (UnCatholic Conduct; Illicit Artifacts), the Golden Crown Literary Award (Invalid Evidence), the National Indie Excellence Award (Jellicle Girl), and is the recipient of both the Pinnacle Achievement Award (Weight of Earth) and the Mom's Choice Gold Award for her series Emlyn and the Gremlin (writing as Steff F. Kneff.)

Stevie is a PhD candidate at Lancaster University and the lead Word Coach at TheWordCoach.Academy. She has studied under Wendy Goldman Rohm of The Rohm Literary Agency and recently participated in the Paris Writers' Retreat with Phoebe Larmore, literary agent to Margaret Atwood. In July, she will be heading to Ireland as the teaching assistant for the world-famous Dublin Writers' Retreat.

Stevie brings over a decade of experience in the writing and publishing industry. As an author, editor, and professor, she offers keen insight to writers, both new and seasoned, about the craft of writing and the practicalities of publishing.


The People Who Make Our Events Fabulous


Ottawa, September 18

10:00: Meet and Greet (Continental breakfast provided)

10:30: Introductions

11:00: The new world we live in

11:30: Finding unique opportunities 

12:00:  An action plan for success

1:00 Networking Lunch

2:00: A crash course on publishing

3:00: Launching your next steps 

4:00 Depart!  




Tuition includes continental breakfast each day. 

We know that everybody's budget is different, and we do all we can to make our retreats as financially accessible as possible. Ask about scholarships, our affiliate programme, or the Friends discount - we want you to succeed! 

Please email us with any questions. 

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