Bound Writers Retreat
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4th to 8th March, 2020

THE RETREAT

Twelve writers come together in Divar Island, Goa for an immersive writers’ retreat. They will create, collaborate, and strengthen their craft under the guidance of three professional mentors.

One of these writers could be you.

Imagine spending a week on a serene island, taking in gorgeous sunsets, writing while nestled amongst palm trees, and forging lifelong connections with passionate writers from all over India.
The BOUND WRITERS' RETREAT is a 5 day residential program designed to help emerging writers experience a new level of creative confidence.

You will participate in workshops conducted by industry professionals and share strengths with fellow participants in feedback and editing sessions. Get ready to immerse yourself in a supportive community, learn valuable new creative techniques, and reinvigorate your love for writing.

This is your chance to nourish and fuel your creative side.

Join us for the BOUND WRITERS' RETREAT in Goa.

An Integrated
Creative Experience

At the BOUND WRITERS' RETREAT you will experience a professional writing bootcamp along with like-minded people. The program is designed to give you the creative thrust that you have been looking for. The cornerstone of our program is the personalized one on one sessions writers have with their mentors throughout the course of the five days.

Transformative
Workshops

Designed and facilitated by professional writers.


Creation

We all have moments when our inspiration flows effortlessly. This workshop is about what to do when writing feels unbearably effortful. BOUND's writing mentors will share the techniques they use to awaken their creative power, and walk you through habits and mindsets that you can apply to build sustainable creative momentum.

 


Craft

How do you create compelling characters? How do you translate the emotions and ideas in your head into a gripping piece that can move an audience? In this workshop, BOUND's writing mentors will cover the craft vital to achieving your creative aspirations, whether you are a poet, novelist, journalist, or practitioner of any other form.


Production

Your ability to revisit and edit your work is what will ultimately make your voice audible above the din. In this workshop your mentors will teach you how to edit in a way that reinforces the core themes and ideas of your written work. You will also learn how your mentors attract a publisher's attention and develop a readership through new distribution avenues.

MENTORS

Benefit from one-on-one mentoring with these industry stalwarts

Tara Khandelwal

Tara Khandelwal

Tara Khandelwal is an editor and writer. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and the Columbia Publishing Course. She currently works with Asia’s largest literary agency, Writers’ Side. She has worked with Penguin, BloombergQuint, SheThePeople.TV and more. She is the founder of Bound which provides skill building for creatives through writers’ retreats, workshops, writing coaching and editorial services.

Rheea Mukherjee

Rheea Rodrigues Mukherjee is the author of The Body Myth (Unnamed Press /Penguin India 2019) which was shortlisted for the Tata Literature Live First Book Award. Her work has been published and featured in Scroll.in, Southern Humanities Review, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Vogue India, Out of Print, TBLM, and Bengal Lights, among others. She co-founded Bangalore Writers Workshop in 2012 and currently co-runs Write Leela Write, a Design and Content Laboratory in Bangalore, India. Rheea has an MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts.

Michelle D'costa

Michelle D’costa

Michelle D’costa is a Mangalorean from Mumbai. She was born and raised in Bahrain. Her poetry and prose has been published in over 50 literary journals like Eclectica, Litro UK, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Coldnoon and more.  She loves to interview writers. Her debut full-length short story and poetry collections are complete. She edits Kaani, an ezine for fiction. She talks about books on YouTube and blogs on WordPress.

THERE IS SOMETHING NOURISHING ABOUT SITTING AMONGST THE SAND, THE SEA, AND THE TREES

As soon as you send in your application, a member of the BOUND team will connect with you to tell you more about what's in store for the Goa retreat.

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Who Should Apply?

Writers of all formats (short stories, poetry, screenwriters, playwrights, non-fiction writers, and other formats) who seek their tribe. Whether you wish to develop new ideas with a receptive and warm community, or crave the opportunity to fine-tune your current work, this retreat is the place for you. Apply today for a memorable experience that will revitalize your writing.

Your creative dreams
are closer than you may realize


You are not alone in the creative challenges that you face.
Your creative community awaits.
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What is included?

The Retreat includes:

About BOUND:

Bound is an experiential learning
company based in Mumbai.
The Bound Team

 

Cost to attend:

Private Room: Rs 40,999/-
Shared Room: Rs 35,999/-

 

  • Access to all sessions & activities
  • Idea exchange with a passionate community of fellow writers
  • One-on-one sessions with Mentors at the project
  • Private time & space to write
  • 16 hours of teaching time
  • 4 hours of feedback sessions
  • 2 hours of Guest lectures
  • Comfortable stay in a gorgeous 200 year old Portuguese villa
  • Evening open-mics to share your favorite work
  • Experiences & exploring the Island - Birdwatching, Cycling, Sunset walks, Poolside chats and music evenings
  • Three wholesome meals every day
  • Dinner Social with writers and artists from Goa



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Come find out why over 72 writers have already graduated from the Bound Writers' Retreat.