DETAILS SOON on 2020 Porto Trip for Writers, which will take place in late June, early July, exact dates TBD.
WRITING & WANDERING
Studio-Workshop for Writers
+ Yoga and Expressive Movement (if you like), led by international retreat leader Sakshi Keeton
June 19-26, 2019
This is a hands-on, body-in-motion opportunity to write your stories each day in good company, inspired by selected readings, prompts, conversations, movement, and wandering the wonderful city of Porto.
TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDES:
5-Day Studio-Workshop, consisting of:
~ 3 guided writing sessions
~ 1 evening workshop
~ 1 final reading
~ 1-hour individual consultation, if desired
~ Stories, poems, and essays to inspire your work
~ Optional yoga and expressive movement sessions with international teacher Sakshi Keeton
Room, 7 nights
Traditional European pousada twin room with private bath and balcony terrace overlooking Douro River
Breakfast, 7 mornings
Your stay at the pousada includes breakfast.
Flight, transportation, other meals, and optional outings and massage not included.
Please make your own flight reservations to Porto [OPO].
Trip Package rate will be adjusted if you choose to share a room or book elsewhere. Pousada is a youth hostel, therefore affordable, but you will encounter youth. There is a nice, just a bit more expensive, hotel within walking distance of where our sessions will be held, with ocean views.
Drop-in rate available for Portuguese participants, payment in Euros or dollars on first day but please RSVP to hold space.
For details on cost and to reserve your spot: Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
More on what to bring and what to expect will be provided upon receipt of deposit.
TRAVEL IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Please provide your own travel and health insurance.
DR. MARIANNE ROGOFF is the author of the memoir Silvie’s Life (Zenobia Press, 1995), which was translated by Gradiva, Lisbon, in 2006, the Pushcart Prize nominated collection Love Is Blind in One Eye: 7 Stories (Shebooks, 2016),and many travel stories, essays, and book reviews. She teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Dominican University of California, the Department of Writing & Literature at California College of the Arts, and has been leading Studio-Workshop Trips for Writers since 2004.
SAKSHI KEETON is an international retreat leader, teacher, and therapist, specializing in Vinyasa Yoga, Conscious Dance Practice, and Integrative Therapeutic Massage. Learn more about her teaching here: https://www.livingsakshi.com/
Weekend Workshop for Selected Writers
Watch for invitation in 2020!
Bring whatever you’re writing and get daily feedback on your pages.
Use free time to write, revise, read, rest, or roam, alone or in good company.
Trip Package includes:
· Friday evening Welcome Lobster Fest
. Saturday Morning Workshop
· Saturday Evening Reading
. Sunday morning Final Words
· 1 Individual Consultation, if desired
Flight, transportation, other meals, optional outings
Please send two sample pages (500 words or less) with no name for anonymous judgment by February 1, 2020. Decision by March 14.
FOR DETAILS ON PRICE AND TO APPLY:
Please write to email@example.com
The Finca, Spain
CREATIVE WRITING AT THE FINCA:
WORKS IN PROGRESS
A 5-day Studio-Workshop Course for Writers in Spain
Upon arrival in Madrid, you will be greeted at the airport by a personal driver who will escort you back in time to a beautiful rustic treasure one hour from the city in the hills of northern Spain. The Finca sits atop hundreds of acres of olive trees, almond groves, and natural forest. Its gentle slope overlooks a breathtaking valley with a 400-mile view. The original brickworks buildings date back 250 years. Three natural springs are the lifeblood of the property, which includes seven buildings and a spring-fed pool, all connected by meandering footpaths.
The Great Hall in the main building serves as a central meeting area. There are numerous indoor and outdoor places throughout the Finca to be by yourself or with small groups. A central kitchen serves the whole property. The Tenar is a large, open, outdoor lean-to for dining, reading, writing, or enjoying the view.
Numerous hiking trails venture into the forest. Ancient footpaths lead to nearby villages and a surrounding locale rich with thousands of years of vibrant history and culture. Within a half hour of the Finca there are four large castles, one the home of the famous El Cid. The Finca is also on the route of Don Quixote - Man of La Mancha - and near the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the famous ancient pilgrimage route featured in the movie The Way.
Animate and enliven your writingthrough daily writing practice, craft conversations, and critique workshops. Start, revise, and aim to finish one new story – fiction or nonfiction – plus take away drafts, ideas, and desire to create more.
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE is a safe and vibrant cobblestone town of artists, expats, tourists, and locals set on a high desert plateau at the geographical center of mainland Mexico. It offers a pleasing climate, colonial architecture, great food and music, a spirited central plaza, parks and hills to walk, and thermal hot springs a short bus or taxi ride away.
Marianne Rogoff has been leading Studio-Workshop Trips for Writers since 2004. The curriculum is welcoming to new and advanced writers, whether you're writing for publication or personal reasons.
"Studio" means new writing will be generated in response to prompts and assignments.
"Workshop" means feedback on new writing or old work-in-progress will be offered when desired.
"Trips" means exploring, observing, and enjoying the scenery, new views, and good company.
Use Contact page to get in touch for more details and to sign up for next trip.
Exploring Narrative (January 2018)
Art of the Noun: People, Places, Things, Ideas (January 2017)
Art of the Noun: People, Places, Things, Ideas (January 2016)
The Hero's Journey: San Miguel de Allende (January 2015)
Turning Points: San Miguel de Allende (January 2014)
Art of the Verb: Boulder, Utah (June 2013, with Lavinia Spalding)
Art of the Noun: San Miguel de Allende (Jan 2013, with Lavinia Spalding)
Art of the Noun: San Miguel de Allende (Jan 2012)
Art of the Noun: San Miguel de Allende (Jan 2010)
Art of the Noun: San Miguel de Allende (Aug 2008)
Textures of Happiness: Palm Springs (Jan 2008)
Textures of Happiness: Inverness Coast (Aug 2007)
Restless Urges: Todos Santos, Baja (Jan 2007)
Feasts, Fasts, Fights: San Miguel de Allende (Dec 2005–Jan 2006)
Travel Atlas: San Miguel de Allende (Aug 2006)
Travel Atlas: San Miguel de Allende (Aug 2005)
Memoir/Fiction Writing: Jilotepec (Aug 2004)
Join Marianne Rogoff in San Francisco for monthly Saturday Salons and occasional Weekend Story Intensives.