Join acclaimed West Australian writer, Dr Nandi Chinna, for a writer's odyssey through the East Kimberley. Nandi will support you to access your own deep, still pool of creativity and write fearlessly. With the remote Kimberley wilderness at your bush hut door, and uninterrupted time and space, you'll learn techniques for moving the reader with compelling writing.
The days of the retreat were a journey. I could not have asked for better fellow travellers in the group and at Diggers Rest.
The first words I read at the retreat, was the first time I'd heard my voice in 16 years.
I am no longer dry eyed. No longer silent. I thank you for making this possible. - 2017 participant, Dawn
What will you learn?
With the stunning Kimberley environment as inspiration and meditation, Nandi will engage you in deep listening, sensory walking, and wild writing. Enjoy five days tuition over numerous locations plus many additional fun activities.You will be guided through the techniques of deep listening, utilising the rhythm of walking, sensory walking, excavating buried dreams, mining for metaphors and silencing the inner critic. The artist's language is a sensory one, a language of felt experience and you'll learn by doing, to produce many pieces of writing with ample opportunity to edit, read and perform your work.
This trip is ideal for you if:
- It is hard for you to find solid blocks of writing time in your usual schedule or peaceful, uninterrupted space to create
- You are an adventurous traveller/occasional creative writer looking to experience the vast and remote east Kimberley
- You are an animal lover/nature lover, who enjoys exploring new places and trying new things, who has often thought about writing but had little opportunity
- You are a seasoned writer keen to expand and deepen your creative writing practice by experiencing writing in the wild
7 day workshop from $2995.00 per person. Includes meals and accommodation, all extra activities on the itinerary plus daily writer's workshop. Excludes flights to Kununurra.