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The Writing Retreat September 7-8, 2024

Writers are known for procrastinating because the writing process is complex. It’s easy to get a dopamine hit from Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Avoiding distractions can be hard, like suddenly deciding to clean the kitchen cupboards for no reason. That’s why you should join our 2-day writing retreat, surrounded by nature and featuring daily creative writing workshops.

Make a plan for September. Book your place and give yourself the mental boost and space you need. Visit here for more info

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The Writing Retreat September 7-8, 2024

in collaboration with The Barracks

We are so happy to be hosting this long writing weekend at The Barracks, a remote woodland home surrounded by trees, nature, and organic deliciousness (and pigs!), where you will forget to look at your phones. (Can you imagine that?)

In these two days, you will get a lot of quality writing time plus daily creative writing workshops to fuel your mind. We will do a reading and sharing session at the end of each day.

You can develop your work in progress or start a new project from scratch following writing workshops. In any case, we will help you to overcome whatever block you have and get you started on the thing that you’ve been meaning to write, be it a short story, a play, a script, or a poem.

It will be personal, emotional, and lots of fun.

Anyone is welcome. You don’t have to be an experienced writer to join, but you will definitely leave with lots of creative ideas and materials in your notebook.

Are we going to do anything else other than writing?

Of course. There will be tree hugging, forest bathing, night-time campfire chats, early morning yoga, and whatever other wonderful activities The Barracks feel like offering.

What shall I bring?

A big notebook and lots of pens.

The Barracks? What is it?

The Barracks has been called many things, including “An Arc against climate collapse,” “a living art project,” and “home of the Happy Doomer.” While it may not offer 5-star luxury, it’s far from a place of slumming it as well. Here, they grow all their own food, diligently work on the extensive medical herb garden for 2024, contemplate rebuilding after collapse, practise radical authenticity, rescue piggies, and just enjoy being alive in a beautiful forest, far from cities.

Where is it?

The Barracks in Triebel, Germany.

How much will it cost?

The cost is 120 Euro, which includes 2 days of accommodation, food, and drinks.

Where can I get the tickets?

You can buy it from the Barracks website

Make It Personal

It’s impossible to tell the WHOLE climate story. What do you care about most within this crisis?

Think about a character you’re already creating and think about how climate change fits into their story. Climate can be a unique way to look at any topic or character. You don’t have to solve everything or make the world different in your portrayal of climate.

There’s plenty of space to show just a piece of the climate story and still bring climate change into everyday discussions, making a significant impact.