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Winter Writers Retreat 2016
5th August 2016 @ 5:00pm - 7th August 2016 @ 12:00pm
Check out info about last year’s Writers Retreat
Ticket price includes accommodation, mentoring sessions, linen, firewood and some meals. You’ll be paired with another writer to share a cabin, but you’ll have your own room. It’ll be chilly… so pack those winter woolies.
- On Friday night, we’ll start out with a welcome BBQ at 6:30pm where you will meet the mentors and sign up with whomever you believe will benefit your writing the most. While we enjoy our dinner we will be serenaded by local violinist, Andrew Kordas. You can arrive at Kianinny any time after 3pm to get settled.
- Breakfasts will be your responsibility as there are too many dietary requirements to cater for everyone.
- Mentoring sessions will be from 9:30am – 11am with the mentor you chose on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, followed by a break for morning tea.
- On Saturday, there will be wraps, bread, various salads and meats to roll your own lunch. A sandwich toaster will also be available.
- Saturday afternoon will be dedicated to your writing. All mentors will be available to answer your questions… if you can find them. They’ll most likely be in the function room, where afternoon tea will also be served.
- Saturday evening we will be picked up by a courtesy bus and taken to dinner at the nearby Tathra Beach Bowling Club. You’ll be required to pay for your own meal and drinks.
- After morning tea on Sunday, we’ll wrap up the weekend with photos and thank our mentors.
Mentors (scroll down for their mini bio’s) :
- Amanda Midlam (https://au.linkedin.com/in/amanda-midlam-03195318)
- Paula Boer (https://paulaboer.com)
- Debbie Richardson (http://www.dlrichardson.com)
- Rob Porteous (https://au.linkedin.com/in/robert-porteous-76850929)
- All activities are optional. You can stay in your cabin to write and only emerge when you begin to feel peckish.
- Firewood will be provided, but you will be required to manage lighting the fireplace yourself. You’ll be provided with instructions, kindling and firestarters.
- Alcohol is BYO
- There is a possibility of WiFi being made available in each cabin.
- The resort has many walking tracks, quiet spaces, a pool (brrrr), climbing walls, and mini-golf 🙂
WFSC member : $220 per person
Non-member: $250 per person
Or payment can be made by direct deposit (preferred).
Or cash on Saturday the 16th July at our next regular meeting.
|Account Name||Writers of the Far South Coast Inc.|
How much is the retreat if … (click to open) ?
We understand when you’re a square peg trying to fit into a round hole. So, we’ve figured out some common situations.
Current financial members of the WFSC will receive a $30 discount on these prices.
|Regular price – shared cabin, own room||$250|
|Cabin to yourself||$350|
|Organising your own accommodation (eg: staying at home)||$150|
Non-writer (eg: partner of a writer)
|Accommodation (with your writer) & food
(Sharing with other writers in the cabin)
|Organising your own accommodation with a writer
(Dinner Fri, Lunch Sat, morning & afternoon teas)
You will need to choose one on Friday night to spend to spend an hour and a half each morning discussing your writing within a small group.
We asked the attendees at last year’s Writers Retreat : “What did you like best about the weekend?”
- “Talking with each other. Time to work on own. Flexibility with mentor sessions excellent.”
- “The mentors, the company, the food, the stimulation, the space.”
- “The ambience, the hospitality.”
- “Revisiting a writers group again after a long time. Mentoring – Paula was excellent, generous with knowledge & time.”
- “The group feeling and guidance by mentors.”
- “Concentrating on writing away from distractions. It was very satisfying helping writers sort problems with their writing and stretching some in new directions.”
- “I loved the opportunity to have a mentor – and to be given valuable tools to take with me into my writing experience. Spending time with like-minded people.”
- “Capacity to interact with writers to explore their motivation, planning and expectations.”
- “Spending time with other writers. I enjoyed meeting the other mentors and I think we complimented each other’s skills. The atmosphere was cheerful and encouraging.”
- “Valuable critique feedback from my mentor – personal time away, allowing me to concentrate/relax only working on my book. Had the best sleep for months!”
- “Enthusiasm of organisers, the company, availability of experienced and early writers to chat to & get advice from, opportunity to write in such a beautiful environment.”
- “For me it was the chance to get away from the interruptions that writing from home attracts. Here it was no cooking, no housework, and then I could emerge from my ‘writing cave’ and socialise with a group of interesting people.”