Group size



TBC November 2019

max 12 persons 

8 days 8 nights

Writer's block?

Are you struggling with the plot, the setting, the characters, or the dialogue? 


Study and consult your writing in the mornings with a published writer, type away in the afternoons or evenings if you'll feel like it.


Join a small group of writers - a maximum of 12 people - to support each other and share your ideas.


Named one of the world's most beautiful lakes by National Geographic, for more than one reason. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the author of The Little Prince, was inspired by this magical lake before writing his famous novel.


Visitors such as Simone de Beauvoir, Louis de Aragon, Pablo Neruda, Ché Guevara and even Aldous Huxley visited this land of Ceiba trees and roses.


Go for a boat ride, go kayaking, go for a swim, take a yoga class, watch the sunrise while lying upside down on one of the many wooden decks.


Get inspired. Get your story done in Guatemala.



Frequently asked questions

What's Included

We have priced the retreat to include a delicious breakfast, lunch and
dinner, so that you can entirely focus on your work, but you are always
welcome to try the local cuisine available both in restaurants and at small
At times you’d need to clear your head, you may want to go for snorkeling,
kayaking, bike riding, jungle walking and many other things the lake and
its surroundings has to offer.
The retreat includes: • 8 days (Sat evening check in – Sun morning check out) • shared or single accommodations, • meals 3x/day with veggie options available; • all instruction and materials, • morning classes on the craft on writing with the lecturing author 9 am-12 am, • extra 60min face-to-face consultation of your work with the lecturing author outside of the class, • feedback from the lecturing author on a short story up to 5000 words, • extra feedback from the lecturing author on a second short story up to 5000 words, if handed on time by the mid-week, • evening readings by participants, • morning guided meditation at 7:00 am-8:00 am, • individual 60min face-to-face consultation session of your script/ready story with the lecturing author, • two additional First & Last page workshop evenings at 8-10 pm on Tuesday & Thursday: interactive sessions where people give each other feedback, • networking with drinks after two evening workshops, • an opening and closing dinner with drinks,
And optional activities: • extra face-to-face hour of feedback or on paper offered from the lecturing author on your
stories/proposal(s) BEFORE handing in your completed story on the deadline; • the lecturer's critique rates are £10/1000 words and you can sign up for this & extra
consultation hour on a first-come-first-serve basis during the week

What's not

The cost does not include: • return flights/transport to the destination
• individual transportation to and from the airport
• alcoholic drinks outside the evenings listed above
• special excursions
• or optional activities

Daily schedule

Day 1 (evening):
Opening dinner & networking

Day 2 - Day 6:
7:00am - 8:00am: Morning meditation or yoga
8:00am - 9:00am: Breakfast
9:30am - 12:00pm: Morning class
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm - 6:00pm: Time to Write
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Dinner

Day 7:
Free day for activities to unwind or do more writing
Individual face-to-face sessions scheduled with the lecturing author
Closing evening: dinner & drinks
Day 8 (am hours):
After the breakfast session: the lecturer hands out pieces with your feedback
People can stay in/around the villa and enjoy the pool until noon (check-out)
Two additional evening workshops - so-called ‘First-page & Last-page
workshops’ on Tuesday & Thursday after dinner: People who sign up to these will have a chance to get feedback from the group on their
work and/or discuss any problematic parts. It’d be an interactive session, where
the lecturer takes a back seat and lets the writers interact and network.
Everyone who signs up for the workshop aiming to take an active part in it,
would have space of ca 20min to discuss any parts of their work or read it out
loud, and get feedback. There might be more time, depending on the number of
people who show up.
Attendance to workshops and morning classes is entirely optional. You can spend all the available time just to write.


TBC - please register your ineterest & send us an email. The prices will be confirmed early in Spring 2019, or earlier - depending on the interest

The class will open once enough people have registered their interest. So, no worries, no payment is required at this stage.

We would like to get to know you and ask you about your level and expectations to help us tailor the retreat for you.