Strongwriter Retreat
Aug 17-18 or Aug 17-19, 2019Featuring Songwriter & Mentor North Easton

Strongwriter Retreat

Strongwriter is an intensive weekend retreat with Ottawa's North Easton. North will take an in-depth look at 6 major song components: rhythm, melody, music, lyrics, dynamics & heart. Delicious meals, social hour, nature walk, yoga, hot tub & glamping or camping at the river's edge.

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North Easton

Strongwriter Retreat features six master classes with North (and an optional add-on day for critique and co-writing sessions with North). REO Resort amenities include a wilderness setting along the jade-green Nahatlatch River, glamping or camping options, all meals, beverages, social hour with BC cider and craft beer, daily yoga, nature walks, hot tub, campfire + more.

2 days: $590 CAD all-inclusive with shared Glamping tents by gender or camping in own tent. Saturday 10 am to Sunday 5 pm.

3 days: added song critiques & mentored co-writing sessions with North: $790 CAD all-inclusive. Saturday 10 am to Monday 5 pm. 4-day option is also available August 17-20 for intensive co-writing (please contact Bryan)


North Easton

An accomplished performer and award-winning Canadian songwriter with a passion for evocative, thought- provoking lyrics and melodies. Born on Vancouver Island, the youngest of three boys, North started writing songs as an escape from his brothers with his mother (his inspiration) forbidding the older boys to pick on him when he practised piano. It’s no surprise that North traded great grades for blisters and early music accomplishments: winner of 106.9 The Bear’s Rock Search; $100,000 in NEWCAP Radio’s Big Money Shot & Indie Pop Album of The Year with his band Garrity.  

More recently, North is the winner of the 2016 UK Songwriting Contest; winner of the 2016 International Songwriting Competition and 2015 Finalist of International Songwriting Competition. North’s songs have also been featured in independent films and placed in US syndicated television.
North is a major contributor to the Ottawa song-writing community as co-coordinator for the Songwriter’s Association of Canada; founding member and one of 8 prominent songwriters in the Collabor8tors song-writing initiative; Ottawa Curator for The Acoustic Guitar Project.



Absolutely Incredible and Inspiring Experience! ★★★★★
“I can't say enough about how amazing the songwriting retreat was at REO. So much talent and creativity. Fantastic people creating together everyday in the most gorgeous setting you could imagine!”

All-Inclusive Songwriting Retreat Package

  • 2 intensive days of master classes covering 6 major elements of a song: rhythm, melody, music, lyrics, dynamics & heart!
  • Low instructor-to-student ratio enhances intimacy & learning
  • Saturday social hour with wine, craft cider & beer, appetizers
  • 4 delicious meals, beverages & snacks. Vegan & GF options.
  • 2 nights camping or glamping tents (upgrades available)
  • Guided canyon hike, nature trails, private beach
  • Optional add-on: Get valuable feedback on your songs and co-write with other songwriters and North during this post-retreat extension. 


Sale ends June 21 2019.

1 Person 4-share Glamping or Own Tent/RV


1 Person 4-share Glamping or Own Tent/RV



Spouse/Partner/Friend (non-songwriter)

Choice of Rafting or Massage  

Retreat Contact: Bryan Fogelman

Call 604-307-3122 or email Bryan
For Reservations: 1-800-736-7238


All prices are per person (PP). Add 10% taxes & fees. USD prices based on current exchange rates. Trip locations may change due to water levels.
Questions? Call 604.941.9777 or 1.800.736.7238 or email bookings | Cancellation Policy


Check out these pictures from previous songwriting retreats