Bound Writers Retreat
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March, 2018
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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 two experienced 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 take part in workshops with 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.


Designed and facilitated by professional writers.


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.



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.


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.


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

Chandrahas Choudhury

Chandrahas Choudhury is the author of the novel Clouds, published in January 2018 by Simon & Schuster. His first novel, Arzee the Dwarf, was published by HarperCollins, shortlisted for the Commonwealth First Book Prize, translated into German and Spanish, and chosen by World Literature Today in 2010 as one of “60 Essential Works of Modern Indian Literature in English”. He is the editor of a short introduction to the pleasures of Indian literature called India: A Traveler’s Literary Companion. He was formerly the Fiction & Poetry editor of The Caravan, and in 2010 he was a visiting fellow at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. His new book, Tales of My China Dragon, will be published in 2019.

Amitabha Bagchi

Amitabha Bagchi’s first novel, Above Average, was published in 2007 by HarperCollins India and became a bestseller. His second novel, The Householder, was published to critical acclaim in 2012 by Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins India. This Place, his most recent published work, was published in 2013, also by Fourth Estate. It was nominated for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Prize 2015 and shortlisted for the Raymond Crossword Book Award 2014. Bagchi lives in New Delhi with his wife and son. His next book, a novel entitled Half the Night Is Gone, is due to be released in May 2018.

Ratika Kapur

Ratika Kapur’s most recent novel is The Private Life of Mrs Sharma (Bloomsbury), which earned a starred review on Kirkus Reviews, and was featured on several lists of recommended reads, including The New York TimesThe Hindustan Times, Elle, Vulture, and Bustle. The book was also shortlisted for the 2016 Tata Literature Live Book of the Year (Fiction) Prize and the 2016 Bangalore Literature Book Prize for Fiction. Her first novel, Overwinter (Hachette India), was longlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize. Kapur lives in New Delhi.


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 incliudes:

About BOUND:

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


Cost to attend:

Private Room: Rs 39,999/-
Shared Room: Rs 34,999/-


  • 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
  • Chai, coffee and inspiration
  • Comfortable stay in a gorgeous 200 year old Portuguese villa
  • Evening open-mics to share your favorite work
  • Experiences & exploring the Island - Birdwatching, Cycling, Poolside chats and music evenings
  • Three wholesome meals every day