RELAX AND WRITE RETREATS 2020
RETREAT DEPOSIT $200 to secure your place Relax and Write in the Mountains March 27 – 29 Total fee $400. $360 EARLY BIRD ; ) if deposit is paid before 30 January
A few times every year I hold wonderful retreats for women that combine my twin passions – yoga and writing.
In the mornings we do some gentle yoga and fun dancing, then through the day we get stuck into writing with workshops that are suitable for writers from absolute beginners to those wishing to renew their writing mojo, or those battling writers block.
In beautiful locations at affordable prices, we feast and have fun, escaping ordinary life for a few days to immerse ourselves in writing.
For more information on retreats see my other website RELAX AND WRITE RETREATS
To be kept up to date on forthcoming retreats and receive regular writing tips and publishing opportunities, drop me a line through my CONTACT FORM and I’ll add you to my email list – don’t worry I won’t clog your inbox.
To MAKE PAYMENTS – Please either contact me to arrange DIRECT DEBIT or PAYMENT PLANS.
OR use the PAYPAL BUTTON ABOVE to pay your deposit for the next retreat.
Come along and join our merry band of mermaids and wood nymphs!
NEXT RETREAT! RELAX AND WRITE IN THE MOUNTAINS!
I’m thrilled to announce a special introductory and memoir writing retreat at Camp Koojarewon in Highfields north of Toowoomba.
Is your creative spirit crying out for a little TLC? Always wanted to write but don’t know where to start? Need to reboot your writing mojo and be inspired to tackle that project you’ve been thinking about forever? Come along and regain your love of writing and life at the next Relax and Write Retreat
From 2pm FRIDAY 27 MARCH – 2 pm 29 MARCH 2020
Join like-minded women in a fun and supportive environment discovering just how much some deep relaxation can ignite your imagination and get you writing again. Relax and unwind with gentle morning yoga sessions and get writing with innovative workshops to help move those stories out of your head and onto the page.
“I feel transformed, as a writer and as a human being.”
Bianca Millroy – participant NANOWRIMO retreat 2019
The program includes two yoga sessions, four inspiring writing workshops covering the basics, plus advice on editing and submitting your work. Two nights basic dorm accommodation plus delicious vegetarian meals, morning and afternoon teas and a special dance night are included.
“The fully-catered retreat environment was comfortable and stress-free. Edwina and her team create an atmosphere that encourages, motivates and inspires.”
Gay Liddington – participant NANOWRIMO retreat 2019
Connect with other creative women in a beautiful, peaceful location, be inspired by practical, informative workshops, stretch and relax with yoga and release your inner-goddess dancing under the stars. No more putting your dreams on hold. Treat yourself to this special weekend nurturing your writing spirit. You deserve it!
RETREAT PROGRAM All activities are optional
FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020
ARRIVAL from 3 pm
5 pm – Meet and Greet
6:00 – DINNER
6:45 – 8:30 WORKSHOP 1– Your Stories
SATURDAY 28 MARCH
7:15am – 8:30 – Gentle morning yoga and breathing
8:30 – BREAKFAST
10:00am – 12:30 pm – WORKSHOP 2 – Writing from start to finish – developing a plot and a plan
12.30 pm – LUNCH
1 – 4:00 – FREETIME and FEEDBACK SESSIONS
4 – 6:00 pm – WORKSHOP 3 – Character and Dialogue
6:00 pm – DINNER
7:00– 8:30 pm – DANCING and chatting around the bonfire
SUNDAY 29 MARCH
7:15 – 8:30am – Gentle morning yoga and breathing
8:30 – BREAKFAST
10:00 – 12:30 – WORKSHOP 4 – Where and how to submit work, goal setting, questions and collage
12:30 – LUNCH
1:30- 2pm DEPARTURES
Editorial feedback sessions with Edwina available on request $50 extra for those needing advice on a project.
FEEDBACK DETAILS – email Edwina your first 10 pages plus your synopsis at least 2 weeks prior to retreat for full edit/advice plus 20 minutes meeting time. Massages will also be available at extra cost.
COST for the weekend of writing, fun and feasting, including accommodation, all meals, 2 yoga sessions, 4 creative writing workshops and a dance night. Transport not included.
$400 all inclusive!
EARLY BIRD $360 -Pay $200 deposit before 30 January 2020
then Drop Me a Line to let me know you’ve done so and I’ll secure a spot for you.
OR contact me to pay by Direct Deposit: preferred : )
Contact me any time for more info or with questions.
A very few single rooms are available for those with special needs at slightly extra cost. Contact Edwina.
Remember – as Heidi said “I knew the mountains would make her well!”
I’ve got three retreats planned for next year.
- Relax and Write in the Mountains – March 27- 29 2020 at Camp Koojarewon among the trees in Highfields, just north of Toowoomba.
This retreat is best for writers of memoir and/or those who are new to writing. Workshops include lots of writing prompts and exercises, including the basics of how to build a story step by step, plus some general writing tips. HURRY! Places for this one are already filling fast as several retreaters from Burleigh have already got their hands up.
- Relax and Write in Paradise – June 19-21 2020 at Amaroo Resort on beautiful Magnetic Island.
Escape the winter blues and really spoil yourself with this retreat for more experienced writers- though beginners are welcome too. Workshops focus on character and plot development, with lots of writing exercises. I especially welcome writers from the region. Because the rest of us have to travel so far, I highly recommend bring a friend or two and staying on at Amaroo (they offer bargain rates for retreaters) or in a holiday rental for another week to work on your writing projects. I just love Magnetic Island. It’s magical.
- Relax and Write SPRINGBROOK – DECEMBER 11-13 2020.
High in the hills behind the Gold Coast at the wonderful Theosophical Society Retreat Centre, this camp is best for more experienced writers with a first draft of a full-length project either completed or underway. Workshops focus on self editing and redrafting. Individual feedback sessions are available and workshops are heavily craft focused, theory based and practical exploring publishing options. Everyone gets their own room at this one! Fabulous little nun rooms with desks.
You can book into any of the retreats for 2020 right now by dropping me a line and paying the $200 deposit. Please specify which retreat you’re interested in. Participant numbers are strictly limited to 15 so I can give everyone the attention they deserve.
Contact me with your retreat preference and I’ll send you my details to pay by direct deposit – preferred.
Come along and join our group of happy campers! Treat yourself to a retreat this year. You deserve some time and space for just you and your writing.