7-day Workshop ‘Write Your Life Story”, sept. 2022

7-day Workshop ‘Write Your Life Story”, sept. 2022

Writing down your own story or capturing an episode from your life combined with fun trips and good food in a beautiful setting. Write and reflect in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying the beautiful surroundings and the good things in life. During the workshop you make a start and collect elements that you can continue later at home. You do not need any writing experience.

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Writing in Portugal (1) workshop Life story

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Content of the Workshop

When traveling, when you are distanced from your ordinary life, you often get to know yourself better. To travel is to discover, taste, smell, listen, look and feel. To experience with all your senses what a different environment does to you, how everything interacts and affects you. Not only do you process your impressions, but you also reflect on your experiences, which helps you with your writing and adds an extra layer to your story. In the workshop, exercises and assignments will help you get started. Writing topics include perspective, passage of time, structure, themes and style.

Besides writing, there is plenty of time to unwind. It is a vacation first and foremost, so we write in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Two fun trips are planned to learn about the culture, traditions and gastronomy of our region.

Group size
A small group of minimum 6 and maximum 8 people.

Tuesday, September 6 through Monday, September 12, 2023.

You will stay at estate and campsite Quinta do Tapadinho, located on the outskirts of the old village, Vila Nova de Oliveirinha, a 10-minute walk away. The estate is exclusively for workshop participants. Free wifi is available at the site. The special thing about this place is that you have beautiful views everywhere. On forests, mountains, rock formations and a wide valley. Here you will enjoy, in addition to the signing birds, peace, space and privacy, but especially the tranquility. You will stay in a spacious attractively furnished tent with a bed in an environment with a view of the many olive trees, subtropical plants and a swimming pool. Click here for an impression of the accommodation and surroundings.

Information and/or registration
Do you still have questions? Then feel free to contact me without commitment. I will be happy to explain. You can reach me via whatsapp or e-mail. See the information at contact details.

Additional information

For who
For epicureans who love writing, peace, nature and camping and want to combine their vacation with an active and inspiring workshop with fun trips and good food in beautiful surroundings.

General information
On the day of arrival we will organize a welcome dinner in Portuguese style. During dinner you will get an explanation about the program of the week. One week before the start date of the workshop you will receive by email an invitation with relevant information and a digital travel guide of Olá Moita. In this travel guide you will find information about the workshop, the village Vila Nova de Oliveirinha and fun facts & tips. As fun before the trip and as fun after the trip.

How do you get to us?

You fly to Porto, Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro. Vliegtijd: 2½ uur. Goedkope vluchten zijn te boeken via Ryanair From Eindhoven, Maastricht. Brussels or Düsseldorf or via Transavia from Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Own transportation
From the Netherlands it is about a 2000 kilometer drive to Portugal, Vila Nova de Oliveirinha, so about two days driving. The fastest route is via the (partial) toll roads Paris, Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Burgos, Valladolid, Salamanca, Cuidad Rodrigo, across the border at Vilar Formoso and then towards Guarda.

Public transit
Bus: Rede Expressos, from Paris.

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