Bound Virtual Writers Retreat

After successfully creating writers' retreats for 2 years, we are going virtual! Embark on 2-week literary adventure with us.

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12th September - 25th September 2020
With the BOUND VIRTUAL WRITERS' RETREAT, you can take your writing to the next level from the comfort of your home with our thoughtfully designed curriculum, curated workshops, and detailed feedback sessions.

Sessions and workshops will take place on the weekends to give writers the flexibility to plan around their work schedules.

This 2-week immersive virtual program includes:

  • Intensive Writing Workshops by Experts:Learn techniques on crafting your work, finding your voice, and making your writing more compelling.
  • Curated Masterclasses: Learn from a curriculum specially designed for your writing needs.
  • One-On-One Mentoring Sessions : Receive in-depth feedback and guidance from our expert mentors and rework your piece with them.
  • Peer Feedback: Receive honest feedback and tons of motivation from a group of like-minded writers. Make lasting connections with experienced and emerging writers.
  • Fun Activities: Explore your hidden creativity with theatre, spoken word, open mic and other fun-filled online sessions.

Twelve chosen participants will create, collaborate, and strengthen their craft under the guidance of three brilliant and supportive mentors.

Three Professional Mentors

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


  • Author of The Body Myth, Penguin India
  • Co-founder of Bangalore Writers Workshop
  • Co-runs Write Leela Write


  • Author of The Liar’s Weave, Juggernaut
  • Sangam House International Writers’ Residency
  • British Council writer-in-residence at Anglia Ruskin University


  • Managing Editor at Bound
  • Published in over 50 literary journals
  • Literary interviewer and book reviewer


Step 1

Twelve talented and promising writers will be selected from the applications we receive. Once selected, you will send up to five pages of your work to be discussed during the retreat.


Step 2

We will assign one of our experienced authors as your mentor. They will conduct workshops and provide personal guidance throughout the retreat.

Step 3

Your expert mentor will read your work and give you detailed feedback in two one-on-one sessions. They will also curate a Masterclass based on your writing needs.

Step 4

Join a select group of writers and receive access to our specialized mentor-led workshops, lively sessions, and tips for writing during the pandemic!


(12th - 13th Sept)

Hone Your Craft

Elevate your writing with our intensive and hands-on workshops designed by established authors and expert mentors. Connect with a hand-picked group of writers and gain new perspectives on your work. Relax and rejuvenate with our lively events. Our secret special guest event is guaranteed to take your breath away!


(14 - 18th Sept)

One-on-One Mentoring

Receive comprehensive and personalized feedback from your mentor during an hour-long one-on-one session. Take time to soak in the learning. You can revise and resubmit your work for another round of feedback. Our second special guest event will help you connect with your inner child!


(19th - 20th Sept)

Transform Your Approach

Push your creative boundaries with our experimental writing workshop and benefit from critical insights into the writing process – from reading to getting published. Enjoy a Curated Masterclass specially designed by your mentor for your writing needs. Perfect your work with another round of peer feedback.


(21st - 25th Sept)

End on a High Note

Your mentor will offer critical feedback on your writing and editing processes in another one-on-one session. You can chat about the publishing industry, your next project, or forge a personal connection. Armed with professional knowledge and the tools required to perfect your work, you will be ready to take the literary world by storm!

Your creative dreams are just a click away.

You are not alone in the creative challenges that you face.
Your virtual creative community awaits. See more about our community here.

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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.


Reconnect with your writing in a relaxed and soothing environment with a group of like-minded people. Let your anxieties melt away. This retreat is a space for much-needed emotional and creative release.


What do you do when writing feels effortful? Develop a writing routine during the pandemic with our immersive and intensive workshops. Use your newly-awakened creative powers to escape from your worries and write compelling narratives.


Reinvent yourself and your writing with the guidance of expert mentors and passionate writers. Our mentor-led Masterclass is specially curated for your writing needs. Learn how to make your stories sparkle.


We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Apply today for a memorable experience that will inspire you and revitalize your writing!


What is included?


  • A virtual escape leading to creativity and inspiration
  • Specialized workshops on improving your craft and techniques
  • Masterclass curated to your writing needs
  • Detailed feedback and guidance from expert mentors
  • Opportunity to revise and review your work in real time
  • Insights into the writing process - from ideation to publication
  • Techniques to write during the pandemic
  • Connections in the writing community
  • 14 hours of teaching time
  • 6 hours of peer feedback sessions
  • 2 one-on-one sessions with your Mentor
  • 2 special guest events
  • A gift bag filled with goodies
  • A digital certificate to commemorate your time at the retreat

About BOUND:

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


Cost to attend:

INR 14,999/-


Come Join our Community of over 16,000 Writers!