Temple Writing in Burma

12 Days, Irrawaddy Literary Festival plus a 5 day writing retreat in Bagan. Possible dates in November to be confirmed. (waiting on Irrawaddy Festival dates).        



Attend the  Irrawaddy Literary Festival then spend five days on a writer’s retreat by the Irrawaddy River in the ancient city of Bagan, taking your inspiration from the sweep of eleventh century temples at your doorstep.  Stay on longer to explore more of Burma on your own itinerary.

Irrawaddy Writers Festival

Take part in an English language international literary festival held in Burma/Myanmar!

Festival patron Aung San Suu Kyi says: I am delighted to be Patron of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival. The success of the inaugural Festival, in February 2013, demonstrated the importance of this unique literary endeavour, which I hope will become an annual event. The Festival will again provide a spotlight for some of the best of Burmese writing and bring to our attention some of the best of international authors. It is an exciting exchange which can only enhance our literary landscape.”

Writers at the 2014 and 2015 festivals included

Sample Itinerary (2015 dates and festival location to be confirmed).

Day1: Arrive Mandalay (fly direct from Oz via Bangkok with Thai Airlines)

Day 2:  Sight seeing in Mandalay, notable temples and the famous U Bein teak bridge.

Day 3: Irrawaddy Festival at Kuthodaw Pagoda.

Day 4: Irrawaddy Festival at Kuthodaw Pagoda.

Day 5: Irrawaddy Festival Kuthodaw Pagoda.

Day6: Travel by river to Bagan. Workshop on board. Check into Bagan accom.

Day 7-11: Bagan retreat. Morning workshops, afternoon temple excursions, evening readings, dinner.

Day 12: Depart on international flights or continue on own itinerary,

PRICE: $2795AUD.  LATE – COMER’S DISCOUNT OFFER $2495 paid in full by Jan 15. BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT $150 off full price for each person. Enquire re our other discounts.

Limited places so early bookings are required.Contact Jan for info.

Includes: 11 nights accomodation with breakfasts, river trip, festival fee, 1 internal flight to Mandalay or Yangon, writing tuition.

Does not include: international airfares, lunches, dinners, local excursions, alcohol, personal items, laundry, travel insurance.

Note: The itinerary may be subject to change to accomodate local events and travel conditions.