This October, the second writer’s retreat will take place at the retreat center ONEWORLD retreats Kumara in Ubud, Bali. In 2010, Joanna Penn and Robin Sparks led the first retreat at Kumara that was not related to yoga or meditation. The ‘Write and Sell that Book’ retreat was a huge success and the perfect prelude for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. This year the writer’s retreat will be led by Jeremiah Abrams, a Jungian psychotherapist and author, based in the San Francisco Bay area of California. His Write for your Life retreat focuses on narrative writing, ultimately a quest for self-knowledge.
Jeremiah: ‘Like good therapy, writing helps you rewrite the narrative of your life in a way that you can live with it. Most writers will confess that their writing consists primarily of listening to their inner voices and scribing what they hear. Whether you are a beginner or are writing a dissertation or a novel, the power of your prose starts and ends with a strong narrative voice. ‘
In this 6 night workshop you will employ the skills of reflection, re-writing, editing and syntax to sharpen your words and strengthen your writing style and confidence in your voice. The workshop starts with a shamanic journey to draw forward your authentic voice. You’ll then turn to writing, rewriting, free writing, editing, reading aloud, feedback and discussion. There is also enough time to relax, enjoy spa treatments, join yoga classes and explore the wonders of Bali.
This retreat will be preceded by the Ubud Writers Festival, from October 5 – 9.
Please visit the Writer’s retreat site to read more and to sign up,