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Writers' Retreat In Goa

DraftCraft International is organising Residential Retreats in Goa for Writers, Photographers / Film-makers and Single Women in the backdrop of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI Goa 2019). The Residential Retreats will be conducted by experts in specific areas with carefully-curated sessions, exercise-based workshops and learning activities. And, what better place to host the retreats than Goa which offers the perfect venue, rejuvenating, inspiring and invigorating, to unwind, explore your hidden talents and get in touch with your creative side!

So, you want to write a book? Start a blog of your own? Or embark on a career of travel writing? Come...sign up for the five-day Writers' Retreat in Goa offered by DraftCraft International. Here, you get to attend training sessions and mentoring by a senior editor and his team at informal, intensive sessions held in the open in Goa. A session could be held at the bohemian Arambol Beach in the night; at a UNESCO World Heritage Site like the steps of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception; against the backdrop of the historic St Augustine Tower in Old Goa; on a barge while sipping on wine along Tiracol River and more through the five-day programme. You are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, conceptualise your works, break free of blocks and pen down your first draft for publication.

Who Should Attend
Students, Book Writers, Travel Writers, Journalists, Fiction Writers, First-timers, Amateurs, Aspirants and those stuck with the proverbial writer's block!

Duration of the Retreat
Five days | 15 Nov 2019 (Friday) to 19 Nov 2019 (Tuesday)

Venue for the Retreat
Multiple outdoor venues in Goa.

Fees for the Retreat
Fees for the Residential Retreat is INR 22,500 @ INR 4,500 per day per person

* The fees include:
- Retreat sessions
- Retreat activities
- Field sessions
- Expert Lectures
- Accommodation during the Retreat
- Meals during the Retreat

* The fees do not include:
- Travel to/from Goa
- Travel within Goa
- Anything that has not been expressly provided. For any special requirements, you may inquire with the office (Extra charges will apply for any special request/need)

Accommodation during the Retreat
For the duration of the residential retreat, basic shared accommodation will be provided in Goa. Exclusive accommodation can be requested (extra charges will apply).

Takeaways from the Retreat
The five-day residential retreat at Goa is followed by three weeks of online WhatsApp support to guide and hand-hold the participant through the creative processes even after the retreat. Participants can avail a discount for the Mumbai Writers' Retreat to be held in December 2019.

Participants will be offered professional pre-publishing consultation for ideation, identifying writing styles, developing individualistic formats, creating and developing pitches, engaging editors, clinching publishing deals, promoting their works and more through integrated talks and question and answer sessions. There will be opportunities to publish online and in print. You will be eligible for DraftCraft Publication's range of services available at discounted rates.

- Learning various styles of creative writing
- Availing opportunity to network and meet like-minded individuals
- Availing opportunity to extend professional and social circles
- Attending IFFI 2019 Film Festival** (Open Forum)
- Participating in outdoor lectures/sessions across Goa

Registration for the Retreat
Registration deadline is Thursday, 31 October 2019. To register, click here.


DraftCraft International is also organising the following Workshops and Retreats during the Goa Programme:

Four-Day Weekend Residential Workshops ----->
Friday, 22 Nov 2019 - Monday, 25 Nov 2019
1) Women: Law, Policy and Perception
2) Gender: Section 377 and Beyond
3) Rewriting History
4) Laws affecting Film-makers
5) See Change: Films for Change
6) Films and Freedom

Friday, 29 Nov 2019 - Monday, 2 Dec 2019
7) International Human Rights (Focus - Kashmir)
8) International Refugee and Migrant Rights (Focus - Rohingyas and NRC)
9) Copyright Laws affecting the Media

Three-Day Weekday Residential Workshops ----->
Monday, 18 Nov 2019 - Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019
1) Article 15 and its Reach (Focus - The Muslim Identity)
2) Article 19 and Reasonable Restrictions (Focus - Social Media)
3) Article 21 and the State (Focus - Beef and Bans)
4) Right to Dissent

Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019 - Friday, 22 Nov 2019
5) Secularism in India
6) Religion and the Law (Focus - Sabrimala)
7) Media and Bias
8) Identifying Fake News

Five-Day Residential Retreats ----->
1) Writers' Retreat
2) Single Women's Retreat
3) Photographers' / Film-makers' Retreat

Note: o register for two or more Workshops / Retreats or for Group Registrations, contact the office on for discounted rates.

For details on all Workshops and Retreats, visit -