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Au Chateau Writing and Storytelling Retreat in France

Tineke Van der Eecken, novelist and poet and Adam Bennett, performer and puppeteer, will host a five day artist residency from 14 to 18 October 2019, for mid-career writers and performers looking for professional development. The program features facilitated activities and workshops at Le Manoir Enchanté near Figeac in the Languedoc-Pyrenées.

Tineke Van der Eecken,Adam Bennett will offer daily opportunities for creative inspiration and play leaving ample time for your own writing practice. They will present a program of activities focusing on a different aspect of building a compelling narrative with dramatic strength, engaging characters and sensuous description.

The day will start with a focus on breath, body and mind balance readying participants for a full day of inspired creative practice. Walkers will be encouraged to immerse themselves in the natural surroundings and historic heritage of Le Manoir and Figeac.

The town of Figeac has a long and glorious history of language and script, and set along the Camino de Compostella is terrific walking country. Le Manoir owners Ruth and Terry Walker offer partial room and board in twin or double accomodation, or you can find your own place to stay nearby. Delicious and healthy breakfast and lunch is included in the package. Social shared evening activities are optional.

Places are limited.

Price based on twin, double or three people sharing bed and breakfast at Le Manoir:

  • 900 euro per person;
  • Single supplement 400 euro;
  • Early bird bookings by 28 June 2019 @ 800 euro

Non-residential workshops only rate 500 euro per person. Tea, coffee and lunch are included.

Deposit 300 euro non-refundable. Balance due by 27 September 2019.

Bookings and further information via email: [email protected]

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