WRITE BY THE LAKE ATITLAN
TBC November 2019
max 12 persons
8 days 8 nights
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
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
kayaking, bike riding, jungle walking and many other things the lake and
its surroundings has to offer.
The retreat includes:
And optional activities:
stories/proposal(s) BEFORE handing in your completed story on the deadline;
consultation hour on a first-come-first-serve basis during the week
The cost does not include:
• individual transportation to and from the airport
• alcoholic drinks outside the evenings listed above
• special excursions
• or optional activities
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
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:
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.
TBC - please register your ineterest & send us an email.
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.