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Writers' Retreat In Goa

DraftCraft International is organising Residential Retreats in Goa for Writers, Photographers / Film-makers and Single Women during the Goa Programme. 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!

Venue for the Retreat
Multiple outdoor venues in Goa.

* 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 March 2020.

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
- Participating in outdoor lectures/sessions across Goa

Registration for the Retreat
For duration, fees and registration link, send email to