Greetings from paradise! I’ve been having a wonderful time on Magnetic Island with my magical mermaid retreaters over the weekend.
Eight wonderful women writers in a beautiful location. Yoga in the mornings. Writing workshops through the day and lots of feasting and fun in between.
The sun came out for us, and we made the most of it with outdoor sessions and a picnic. Warm enough to swim.
Magda had us all entertained with tales from a life in shearing sheds, Kerstin shared parts of her memoir in process, young talents Bianca and Eliza wowed us with their writing, Julie rugged up and had a great time remembering she loved to write, Annie had us all laughing, and Sitara our tree-warrior made us think about how important our leafy friends are. Poor Antoinette came down with a dreadful tummy bug but luckily was back in action and shining again by Sunday. We all had fun writing like furies and sharing our stories.
Special thanks to Bianca for making us all delicious rice paper rolls for our picnic and Magda for the special Strawberry Moon treats and for playing taxi driver to get everyone to their ferries on time.
As always we finished out retreat with a collage session, collecting images that will feed into our hopes and dreams. Here are our finished creations!
Here are what retreaters had to say about the retreat.
“A great sense of welcoming and belonging.”
“Relax and Write Retreats always deliver exactly that … I came, I wrote, I relaxed. Ed goes above and beyond to ensure retreaters are nurtured, encouraged and rejuvenated, and this is a tranquil setting with an inclusive experience.”
“Fun and informative. Love the inclusion of play and yoga.”
So if your writing mojo is in need of a reboot, come along and join us at a retreat.
SPRINGBROOK August 13 – 15 – Feedback and Revision Retreat.
This retreat is best for those working on projects in need of redrafting, with a self-editing and feedback focus.
HIGHFIELDS October 22 – 24 – Relax and Write in the Mountains
This retreat has a Life Writing focus and is best for those writing memoir and those new to writing with lots of writing exercises to get you started.
CONTACT ME for more info.
You’re very welcome.
We always have a wonderful time! Yes, it’s true.
Every retreat is filled with its own special magic, never more so than on magical Magnetic Island.
With lots of love from Edwina and all the Magnetic Island Mermaids