Faraway Writing Retreat

A creative writing program
Dates for the next program to be fixed

A two night-three days programme around Creative Writing, Faraway Writing Retreat is designed to allow you time and space to write and the opportunity to refuel your creative abilities and enhance your writing skills. The workshops are planned to give you a good view of creative writing concepts and writing exercises are built to challenge your proficiency. A total of 16 hours conducted over two days include sessions that combine instruction and guidance with time to practise.

At the end of the programme, you may expect to take back a lot of ideas, writing tips and techniques, many good friends and pleasant memories. This programme has only 12 seats.

Writing Retreat - 2016

Program Schedule

Friday
2 PM, Dining Area Welcome
The participants shall start arriving at the property. We will welcome them to Faraway Renz with a nice welcome drink and allocate the rooms. Rooms will be provided on a twin sharing basis. We will inform you about your room-partner, in advance
4 PM, Open Lawn in front of Bungalow Introductions and Greetings
We gather over a cup of coffee and share stories, about the program, the trainer, Readomania, Faraway Renz and our lovely participants. After all, this is what we intend to do, tell stories
5 PM, Drawing Room, Bungalow Session 1: Let the Writing Begin!
The sessions are not segregated along any course structure, but they will cover the essentials of fiction writing: plot, character, setting, dialogue, narrative voice. The essence of the whole program is to provide guidance and enable you to express better. There will be a lot of writing and lot of sessions conducted by our trainer. We begin with this two hour introductory session.
8:00 PM, Open Lawn in front of the Bungalow Bon Fire and Social Gathering
We also intend to have a lot of fun. The nights are wonderful at Faraway Renz. It will be just before the Amavasya, and the stars will be in full bloom. Under the starlit sky, we shall sit and sing, tell stories and share experiences. There will be also be some poetry and may be some singing too.
9:30 PM, Dining Hall Dinner
Food at Faraway Renz is always special; our cook knows how to get some amazing dishes on the menu, which will include some local surprises as well.
Saturday
7 AM, Individual Rooms Bed Tea Time
Wake up to a wonderful view of the valley, the mountains, the greens and breathe in the fresh air. And hey! Get ready, we shall explore the wilderness today.
7:30 AM, Kids Play Area The Wilderness Trail!
Let us go for a walk, a nice leisurely stroll, don’t the cobbled pathways of the jungle and walk through the village, listen to Nature and feel happy. This will not be a long and tiring walk, it will be easy and small one, so that we come back in time to start our day.
9:00 AM, Dining Area Breakfast A nice healthy, fruity breakfast awaits you, to give you all the energy you want for your writing.
9:45 AM, Drawing Room, Bungalow Session 2: Let writing flourish!
We explore the nuances of good writing and understand from our expert, the Dos and Don’ts. Remember to ask your doubts, write a lot and take feedback.
11:00 AM, Porch, Bungalow Tea Time
A quick sip of some nice tea and may be some coffee. A nice break to just look at the Himalayas in front and the pine forests to your left. Have you ever heard the trees talk? If not, take time out and listen to them...
11:15 AM, Drawing Room, Bungalow Session 2 (Cont.): Let writing flourish!
Let us get back to writing…
12: 45 PM, Dining Area Lunch
Oh, so you already have a plot in your mind? That’s interesting  What are your characters like? What is the conflict? Will there be a closure? Ah, you must ask the trainer, how to make the setting exciting! Hmm, it is lunch time, so let your thoughts grow, while you enjoy a good meal.
1:30 PM, Drawing Room, Bungalow Session 3: Let writing mature!
Let us get back to writing…Ah, more concepts and theories, Are you not loving it? :-)
3:30 PM, Porch, Bungalow Tea Time
Stop yawning! Don’t be so lazy. Just get a cup of tea and get active!
3:45 PM, Drawing Room, Bungalow Session 4 (Cont.):
Let us get back to writing…
5:15 PM, Drawing Room, Bungalow It is gossip time!
Dipankar and his never ending stories and anecdotes about the publishing industry. Ah! That should be hilarious. Don’t worry; he won’t bore you for more than an hour.
7:30 PM, Open Lawn in front of the Bungalow It is Dumb Charades time! But hey, it is not movies
It is time to play some games. How about Dumb Charades and Scrabble competition? Lets get started!
9:30 PM, Dining Hall Dinner
Ah! It is Food again, at Faraway Renz.
Sunday
7 AM, Individual Rooms Bed Tea Time
Your last morning in Faraway Renz. Don’t let it go waste. Get started early with a cup of tea.
8:00 AM, Lower Lawns Breakfast
Surprise! We have breakfast in the open area, in the wildness.
9:30 AM, Drawing Room, Bungalow Session 4: Let's wrap it up!
We close the sessions with a lot feedback from our trainer
11:00 AM, Porch, Bungalow Tea Time
Take a tea break and prepare for the one-on-one with the trainer.
11:15 AM, Drawing Room, Bungalow Individual Feedback Sessions
Before leaving, the participants can spend exclusive time with the instructor, or utilise the same time to write some more, imagine some more, before they return to the familiar fumes of the plains.
1: 15 PM, Dining Area Lunch
Just before you start your return journey, we ensure you eat well and stock up.
2:00 PM, Dining Area Goodbyes and check-outs!
We say our goodbyes and look forward to welcoming you again at Faraway Renz!

About the Charges
The fee for the programme is Rs. 9999/- per participant.
The fee includes food, boarding, workshop fee and taxes.
The fee DOES NOT include to and fro travel from the location.

If interested in this workshop, please write to
dipankar@farawayventures.com

We hope to see you at Faraway Renz soon!