“...thank you most sincerely for creating such an incredible safe space for all of us to be so open and free with our writing and sharing of our stories.  For me it has been such a gift”

-- Toni


“Sylvie, I agree with what others have said, that your teaching and critiques have been enormously insightful. What was most helpful to me from your critiques was how you so intuitively zeroed in on my struggle to make my narrator more visible to the reader and more obvious in her voice. I would never have seen this without your comments [...] your feedback, Sylvie, has opened up a whole new horizon for me to consider in my writing and also personally.”

-- Katharine

“I believe now that I can, with work and practice, become published, and I understand how to move forward in my craft. I will definitely attend a Cagibi retreat again, it was the highlight of my year!” 

—Past retreat participant


“I found the retreat very rewarding and worthwhile. There was a very friendly and communal atmosphere. I would recommend the retreat and would seriously consider doing it again.”

—Past retreat participant