Oct 14 – 21, 2017. Mountains and ricefields retreat —A seven day creative intensive for writers and artists. Arrive at beachside Padang Galak, near Sanur. Next day travel to Prana Dewi cottages, nestled among the ricefields beneath Mt Batukaru for four days rice paddy writing. Transfer for our last two nights to the spectacular views of Mt Batur at Kintamani. Morning workshops, afternoon free writing/artmaking and evening readings/showings, provide the perfect environment in which you can significantly progress your writing or creative project. Complete your literary indulgence and continue on your own itinerary to the excellent Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference (Oct 22-24) in nearby Singaraja, then sashay down to the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (Oct 25-29).
Bring a current writing project or start one afresh. The workshop exercises are designed to progress your writing at whatever stage. All genres and all levels of experience are welcome.
On our Backstage Bali retreat you have the chance to re-energise your creativity in the heart of Balinese culture and find out why Bali has been a mecca for creative artists, writers and thinkers for centuries. Based in Bali’s seaside village of Padang Galak (near Sanur) our focus will be on writing, but we will also venture into the local landscape to immerse ourselves in the everyday creative and spiritual practice of the Balinese people during their important Galungan Festival. Taking our inspiration from Balinese cosmology, and linking the senses and elements with essential aspects of writing craft, we will bring this stimulus into our writing projects.