Distance Membership

Distance Membership

1,800.00 every 12 months

A Citadel membership isn’t only for those who live in the GTA. Be a part of our community from wherever you are. This option offers more one-one-one writing mentorship and editorial feedback.


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A great option for aspiring writers from anywhere in the world. This option is also good for those who want to focus on the writing and one-on-one mentorship relationship in more depth.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Here’s exactly what you get with a one-year membership.

CAREER PLANNING

  • Kickoff strategy session and seasonal followup phone calls.

  • Wrap up phone call at the end of your cycle to discuss moving forward

CRAFT DEVELOPMENT & INSPIRATION CULTIVATION

  • Unlimited access to our PDFS and audio from CITADEL seminars and workshops

  • Exclusive access to our online Vault, which includes interviews, course material, blog posts, and resources.

  • Discounted tickets to all CITADEL events and workshops

PUBLICATION GUIDANCE

  • Substantive editing on up to 25 pages of poetry or 40 double-spaced pages of fiction up to four times a year with the mentor of your choice pending approval

  • General career guidance

  • Reading recommendations and assignments

CREATIVE COMMUNITY

  • Discounted tickets to all CITADEL events

Diversity, inclusivity and accessibility are all important to us. We’re especially interested in working with writers who feel set apart from established systems within CanLit, whether that’s due to marginalization, racialization, discrimination, having come to writing later in life, or having led a life that doesn’t necessarily align with the Standard Writer Career Path. 


TESTIMONIALS:


Whenever someone reaches out to me to ask about how to break into poetry, I send them towards Robin Richardson’s workshop first. It’s such an amazing space to share your work and be vulnerable and open to people’s opinion, process, and art.”

— Tea Mutonji, author of Shut Up, You're Pretty

“[Robin’s] keen eye for execution of craft and her ability to see the sincere from the sentimental were instrumental in realizing this collection’s ultimate potential.”

— Douglas Walbourne-Gough, Author of Crow Gulch

“A Robin Richardson mentorship is the kick of reality, inspiration and confidence your work needs!”

— Siobhan Jameson, novel forthcoming with Quattro

INVESTMENT

$1800 + HST annually. Custom payment plans available. Upon registration, you’ll receive a welcome package containing everything you need to know to take full advantage of your membership.

QUESTIONS?

Contact info@thecitadelretreat.com for further information.

*Pending availability. Register early to save your seat!Your distance membership includes

  • A strategy call to discuss goal progress, craft concerns and publication questions

  • Substantive edits and feedback on up to 20 pages of poetry or 40 double-spaced pages of fiction up to four times a year (approaches to editing may vary between mentors) with the mentor of your choice - pending approval.

  • Individualized career guidance

  • At least two check in phone calls per year

  • A new reading list and set of writing prompts based on your goals

  • A 10-pack of hand-picked art prints by Robin Richardson

  • Exclusive access to our online Vault, which will include in-depth conversations with writers, agents, publishers and arts connoisseurs as well as online archives of our seminars and workshops

  • Discounted tickets to our events should you happen to be in town.

$1800 + HST/year.

Bespoke arrangements and payment plans available. Contact us for details.

Diversity, inclusivity and accessibility are all important to us. We’re especially interested in working with writers who feel set apart from established systems within CanLit, whether that’s due to marginalization, racialization, discrimination, having come to writing later in life, or having led a life that doesn’t necessarily align with the Standard Writer Career Path.