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Write Your Story & Let Nature Help You Get Unstuck | 3 Day Writers Retreat

Price $650 AUD Get tickets

Event description

Have you secretly dreamed about writing stories or a book?

What if it’s as simple as choosing the next step of taking your desire seriously and investing in your creativity?

Embrace this unique opportunity...

Embrace this unique opportunity to be inspired by magnificent world heritage rainforest, and experience your writing as an easy, enjoyable, and achievable process.

Over this three-day writing retreat in Binna Burra, you will receive intensive group and individual input from acclaimed writing tutor and author of over fifty nationally and internationally published books – Melaina Faranda.

Nature will also be a teacher, with a variety of creative exercises designed to help you detox from digital chatter, and free you to discover your own original thinking.

Expect to be creatively energised...

Expect to be creatively energised as well as nourished on many levels by connecting with pristine nature.

You will take away a boosted word count, grab bag of fun and effective writing and self-editing tools and techniques, plus a bespoke plan, process, structure, and timeline for completion of your story or book!

Suitable for all backgrounds and levels of experience...

Suitable for all backgrounds and levels of experience, from an unwritten idea to a partly completed project.

Objectives of this workshop

  • Opportunities will be provided to explore and plan for your unique needs, conditions, approaches, structures, and routines – to get unstuck and see your writing through to completion.
  • You’ll discover playful ways to wrangle your inner critic, work through writers’ block, and techniques to overcome procrastination.
  • You will also learn how to self-edit your work, saving you both time and resources, and empowering you to create work closer to publication standard.
  • This will all be done while making new writer friends and experiencing ways in which the natural environment can support you to create!

Supplies to bring

Whatever you best prefer to write on or with. Please make sure you have a notebook suitable for times we will be writing outside.

Your Facilitator

Melaina Faranda is the author of over fifty books and a manuscript appraisal consultant. A passionate, energetic, and enthusiastic writing tutor, she receives rave feedback and repeat invitations to inspire and empower word loving kin through the many workshops, courses, masterclasses and retreats she delivers at writers’ centres, schools, organisations, private groups, and literature festivals throughout Australia.

How this fits into our Art. Nature. Science. Program

This three-day writing retreat, experienced within Woonoongoora - Lamington National Park, creatively engages with the natural environment through writing. A guided approach of focussed attention, appreciation, and applying imagination to the rainforest, can offer nourishment, inspiration, and a deepened reverence for the connection between nature and bringing creative processes to fruition.

  • Minimum 8 participants for this event to go ahead
  • Maximum 20 participants

Accommodation bundles:

Join our 3-day writing retreat and indulge in a unique opportunity to stay and play, with accommodation bundles starting from $1450. This inclusive package combines your ticket to the retreat with comfortable accommodation, delicious meals, and unparalleled inspiration from nature. View more and book your bundle here.

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