TAKE A WRITING VACATION IN BEAUTIFUL DUBROVNIK

This workshop is for women who want to take a transformative journey - one that will focus on claiming your voice as a writer and furthering your chosen writing project. Set within an inspiring city, you will write every day, and you will deepen your writing craft by learning new techniques.


The backdrop for the workshop is world-famous Dubrovnik, filled with churches, castle and gastronomic delights! We'll sample a bit of everything. 

Mornings will be spent learning the craft of writing and applying it to your chosen writing project. Afternoons will be for working on your own writing and workshopping it with the group (if you're ready). On two of the afternoons, we will travel around Dubrovnikvisiting grand historic locations. You'll end the week having made significant progress on outlining a new book, writing a few chapters, having done research, or feeling completely invigorated by refining your writing craft. 

You'll be guided by Allison Quaid, a skilled writing coach, and you'll find yourself in the supportive company of other women writers.

Imagine...a whole week dedicated to you and your writing! All writers at any level of experience are welcome, even if you’re not yet calling yourself a writer.  

We specialize in first-time writers, those who have a book in them that is yearning to come out, but might not have started yet.

All you need is the desire to write and a willingness to allow the writing to happen.


Schedule of Writing Activities - May 21 - 27, 2018

Sunday, May 21: Welcome

  • 5:00 - 7:00  Welcome Orientation & Cocktail

Monday, May 22:   Getting Started On Your Writing

  • 9:00 - 10:00   Welcome & Creativity Sprints
  • 10:00 - 11:30   Writing Craft Session: What to Write & Where to Start
  • 11:30 - 12:30   Writing Feedback Groups
  • 12:30 - 2:00   Group Lunch
  • 2:00 - 5:00    Solo Writing Time
  • 5:00 - 6:00    Creative Support Check-in: Share your daily progress
  • 6:00 - 9:00    Cocktail hour & Group dinner (optional)

Tuesday, May 23:   Compelling Characters & Transformational Arcs

  • 9:00 - 10:00   Creativity Sprints
  • 10:00 - 11:30   Writing Craft Session: Identifying Your Character's Transformational Arc
  • 11:30 - 12:30   Writing Feedback Groups
  • 12:30 - 2:00   Group Lunch
  • 2:00 - 5:00    Solo Writing Time
  • 5:00 - 6:00    Creative Support Check-in: Share your daily progress
  • 6:00 - 9:00    Cocktail hour & Group dinner (optional)

Wednesday, May 24:  Plotting Your Story Structure

  • 9:00 - 10:00   Creativity Sprints
  • 10:00 - 11:30   Writing Craft Session: Plotting Your Action and Story Structure
  • 11:30 - 12:30   Writing Feedback Groups
  • 12:30 - 2:00   Group Lunch
  • 2:00 - 5:00    Solo Writing Time or Dubrovnik Literary Adventure
  • 5:00 - 6:00    Creative Support Check-in: Share your daily progress
  • 6:00 - 9:00    Cocktail hour & Group dinner (optional)

Thursday, May 25:   Sensory Details and Unforgettable Scenes

  • 9:00 - 10:00   Creativity Sprints
  • 10:00 - 11:30   Writing Craft Session: Vivid Details Make Unforgettable Passages
  • 11:30 - 12:30   Writing Feedback Groups
  • 12:30 - 2:00   Group Lunch
  • 2:00 - 5:00    Solo Writing Time or Dubrovnik City Tour
  • 5:00 - 6:00    Creative Support Check-in: Share your daily progress
  • 6:00 - 9:00    Cocktail hour & Group dinner (optional)

Friday, May 26:   Establishing a Creative Writing Practice

  • 9:00 - 10:00   Creativity Sprints
  • 10:00 - 11:30   Writing Craft Session: Establishing a Successful Writing Practice
  • 11:30 - 12:30   Writing Feedback Groups
  • 12:30 - 2:00   Group Lunch
  • 2:00 - 5:00    Solo Writing Time or Dubrovnik City Tour
  • 5:00 - 6:00    Creative Support Check-in: Share your daily progress
  • 6:00 - 9:00    Cocktail hour & Group dinner (optional)

Dates, Times & Locations

May 21 - 27, 2018

Dubrovnik, Croatia


Pricing

2018:

$1395 (book lodging on your own)
$1795 (shared villa bedroom, 6 nights)
$2195 (private villa bedroom, 6 nights) 

Registration fee covers all group activities from May 21 through May 27, and includes 6 fresh, delicious, locally-sourced breakfasts and lunches.


Logistical Information: Workshop Location

The workshop will be held at historical villa in Cavtat, Croatia.  Address and directions will be provided following registration.

Lodging

Lodging will be at an enchanting 17- Century mansion filled with modern appliances, furnishings and a roof-top hot-tub. It is located in Cavtat, minutes from the Dubrovnik airport, in a sunny seaside town that features appetizing restaurants.  

Location

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It's known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants.