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 NANOWRIMO – dates and venue yet to be finalised. NOVEMBER 2020.
This camp is best for more experienced writers with a first draft of a full-length project either completed or underway. Individual feedback sessions are available and workshops are heavily craft focused, theory based and practical exploring publishing options.
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 2020 retreat this Christmas. Better yet – get someone else to give you a wonderful present you’ll really enjoy.
Please do get in touch if you’re struggling financially and we’ll work something out so you can come too. Helena and I first started these retreats because we couldn’t afford to go to any of the fancy ones we saw advertised, so the accommodation isn’t posh, but the workshops and people are first class! (We like to think so anyway)
12 December 2019 6 – 7- pm,
Bjelke Blues discussion with Matthew Wengert the publisher- Wynnum Library Free but make sure to book. Phone 07 3403 2199
13 December 2019 6:30 -7:30 pm
Bjelke Blues discussion. Brisbane Square Library 266 George St. Brisbane
Free but make sure to book. Phone 07 3403 4166
14 December 2019 10:30 – 11:30 am Fairfield Library
Bjelke Blues. Free but book Phone 07 3403 8615
February 22 2020 9:30am – 12:30pm
Memoir Workshop Esk Library PHONE 07 5424 4080
Not sure if this is ticketed or not. Phone to check!