Writers Retreat

Writers Retreat

Writing Retreat: Memoir Week

The time and space to be a writer

We offer a writing retreat like no other… a time to read, write, reflect and relax. From the moment you arrive at Indian Summer House you will be immersed in a supportive environment of like-minded people taking time out to focus on all that we love about writing.

At Indian Summer House we understand that writing can be hard, lonely and frustrating but it doesn’t have to be that way. We think it can also be fun, shared and rewarding.

In the East, the importance of energy and harmony is celebrated in everything we do, every ritual of daily life. Here at Indian Summer House we embrace this philosophy – from our early morning yoga to invigorating Ayurvedic treatments and the nutritious food we serve.

Within the lush garden surrounds of the private villas and shared spaces, writers can choose a favourite place to write in peace and solitude, or change it up throughout the day so that you have your own slice of paradise where you can read, reflect and review.

We encourage you to bring along your stories, your ideas, your opening, your first chapters or even your full draft if you are significantly advanced. Regardless of the stage you are at, our writing tutors will support you to the next stage. Shared writing workshops and individual one-on-one sessions will help unlock sticking points, remove some of the fog and help you harness your personal story, your family story and your particular look at life.

Our writers, with extensive experience in tutoring (including higher degree supervisions), publishing and editing, will provide writing exercises to get started on daily writing practice and to keep you writing when you return home.

Evening ‘reading’ sessions with light refreshments around the pool or under the cooling fans in the coconut lounge will provide a safe and supportive environment for you to share your work with other writers where discussions and feedback are valuable to all.

When you need a break from your writing, we can organise full-day or half-day or short visits to the many wonderful tourist attractions in our area.