Reading Retreat with Ann-Marie MacDonald

Journey to our island off an island and get lost between the pages of a book. Join us April 30 – May 2 for an incredibly special reading retreat led by award-winning writer Ann-Marie MacDonald. Take part in intimate fireside readings with the author. 

Guests will receive a selection of novels, specially curated by Ann-Marie. In addition to her highly anticipated new novel, Fayne, this list includes Jesse Thistle’s newest release Scars & Stars, a collection of poetry and prose that explores Thistle’s past, family life, and unexpected love; and The Myth of Normal by Dr. Gabor Maté, which investigates the cause of illness and the path to healing in Western society.  

Any given day will allow for outdoor adventuring of Fogo Island’s still-wild world or using the spaces within the Inn to escape into literary worlds. Stargaze in the rooftop hot tub after a few of chapters in our Heritage Library or start a new book with your libation of choice after spending the day hiking with a guide and taking in the coastal views. 


About The Author 

Ann-Marie MacDonald is an award-winning novelist, playwright, actor, and broadcast host. Her writing for the stage includes the plays Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Belle Moral: A Natural History, and Hamlet-911, along with the libretto for the chamber opera  Nigredo Hotel, and book and lyrics for the musical Anything That Moves. She is the author of the bestselling novels Fall on Your Knees, The Way the Crow Flies, and Adult Onset. Her newest novel,  Fayne, will publish in October 2022; it is one of the most highly anticipated publications of the year.  

Ann-Marie is a graduate of the Acting Program of The National Theatre School of Canada. In 2019 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her contribution to the arts and her LGBTQ2SI+ activism. She is married to theatre director Alisa Palmer, with whom she has two children. 


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