9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+5.5)
Writers Retreat With Best Selling Author Aditi Banerjee
No. 69, BMTC Layout, Adjacent to Kammasandra Village, Lakshmipura
Hobli, Karnataka India
In this retreat, we will focus on
- Approaching writing as a sadhana, a sacred practice for fulfillment and actualization
- Building a writing community for support, growth and connection
- Bringing Indic authenticity to writing in English. This will be an experiential workshop where we will put into practice what we discuss.
Each participant will have multiple opportunities to share pieces of their writing, including in small groups, and to discuss current writing projects to receive encouragement and constructive feedback in a supportive and inclusive environment. We will read together, write together, and learn together through exercises and interactive discussions. We will explore an Indic approach to writing, principally through the framework of rasa, and draw upon examples from Indic literature, including the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. We will discuss how to capture in modern English non-Western concepts that are not easily translatable. We will explore elements of craft – POV, the ‘shape’ of a story, developing compelling conflict and characters – in a practical way. The goal will be for each participant to leave the retreat with an outline, opening and writing plan for their current creative writing project and to develop connections for a community to help support each other through our writing journeys.
This writers retreat is for creative intellectuals to get together and learn from the experts and begin their journey as authors. The idyllic ambience of the retreat will provide the perfect environment for the participants to get away from the monotony of their routine and accelerate the realisation of their writing dreams.
The retreat is limited to 15 participants. The cost of accommodation will be Rs 5000 for both the days.
Existing members of 1000 Reviewers Club ( 2021 & 2022) who have written 3 or more reviews need not pay the above cost and will be hosted free of charge. Outstation members of the Reviewers Club who have fulfilled the above criteria will also be provided an additional travel grant of Rs 10000 or actuals whichever is lower.
Venue: Ritambhara Retreat, No. 69, BMTC Layout, Adjacent to Kammasandra Village, Lakshmipura Hobli.
The Retreat, located just on the outskirts of Bangalore city, is a small beautiful space dedicated to Yoga & spiritual studies and practices in a simple and clean environment adjacent to a farm of its own.
Accommodation: Only shared accommodation will be provided
Food: Simple sattvik food with fresh grown vegetables from the farm
Reaching the Retreat Venue: The venue is about 22 kms from Majestic Bus Stand and is accessible through Magadi Road and Tumkur Road preferably through own vehicles. The retreat center is very close to ‘Kamadhenu Kshetra’ – a highly popular Raghavendra Swamy temple in the last few years. It would take about an hour to reach the retreat venue from the heart of the city. Participants have to make their own arrangements. If any assistance is required Indica Moksha Team will help.
-Precaution and care are being taken keeping in mind the pandemic situation and health advisories. The venue is cleaned and sanitized. Sanitizers and other necessary aids and practices are put in place.
-The participants are mandated to fill and submit the registration form.
-All Participants have to reach the venue by Friday noon as the sessions commence from that evening itself.
-No children below the age of 18 are allowed in the retreat.
-Accommodation would be provided on a sharing basis. No individual rooms.
-No outside food is allowed or available.
-After registration payment link will be shared separately.