ABBOTSFORD LITERARY RETREAT
TALK THE WALK AND WRITE
10th September 2019 – 18th September 2019
Himalayan lake district in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
ABBOTSFORD LITERARY RETREAT announces: 'Talk the walk and write' at
the best of the Himalayan lake district in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.
A Storytelling and Writing Residency with Dr Vayu Naidu, Royal Literary Fellow UK, Director - The Write Place, India
Booking through www.abbotsford.in
Come September, a new season of exploration and expression begins. This is a residency for eight days. So get your mind stretched and body agile. Where? Through deep woodlands of a hundred and forty two year aged estate surrounded by the music of Indian birds.
Led by Dr. Vayu Naidu Storyteller and Novelist, your creative participation will be channeled and stimulated through discussion, readings, observation, reflection time and writing time.
What you will take away in this 8 day Himalayan foothill immersion is material to shape an idea for a blog, travel write, for fiction and non-fiction, even a performative script.
Click here to know about Dr. Vayu Naidu www.vayunaidu.com
Here are some of the highlights:
Guest arrival from Delhi to Nainital via train ( Delhi-Kathgodam Shatabdi)
Leaves Delhi at 6.00am from New Delhi Railway station
Check In at Abbotsford at 1.00pm
Lunch at our alfresco dining space - Café Chica 1.30pm
Rest a while or walk about around the estate
Dinner by the warmth of a fire at the charming Rose Dining Hall in the main house.
A cracking start following an energising breakfast in the Abbotsford lawns with some school-room maps for thinking and good habits for writing with a group and solo followed by:
The Abbotsford Heritage walk led by author and Director of Himalayan Echoes Literature Festival Director, Janhavi Prasada will give you insights into continuing traditions by its owner. This is your source material, observe it in detail.
These sessions will transform your way of:
Seeing and telling.
Finding your voice from imagery, shaping characters, past plots and future stories.
Re-imagining folk myths and creating contemporary ones in a time of climate awareness.
Differences between - performing a story, writing a story.
THE POLITICS OF POETRY WHILE WALKING. Not just a constitutional, but an exercise in how poetry works. The Saria Tal Cemetary Walk & The Botanical Gardens is high content for what you are going to write.
You will shape the difference between a short story and a long poem discovering the creation of your signature.
Getting to grips with the making: editing, rewriting, the final shape
A performance showcase
Guest departure from Nainital to Delhi via train (Delhi-Kathgodam Shatabdi) leaves at 3.30pm from Kathgodam
Cost per person
INR 72000- per person on double sharing for 8 nights/ 9 days
INR 99000/- per person on Single sharing for 8 nights/ 9 days
Cost of Retreat for 8 nights / 9 Days
GBP £860 per person (dbl sharing)
GBP £1160 pounds per person single
Tea/Coffee twice during the day
Light Sandwich Lunch with Tea/Coffee
Stay on single/double as per above
Two walks during the stay: One Nature and one heritage
2 special theme evening dinners
Any additional food requirements during the day which can be ordered from cafe chica
Alcohol and laundry
Other Abbotsford experiences will be on an additional cost which the participants can choose to avail and pay for directly.