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    Writer's Block? Get Inspired By The Hills & Acclaimed Authors At This Retreat

    Nitya posted on 30 April

    What Is It?

    Shilla Treks, an experiential travel service, is organising a writing retreat in Parvati Valley called Alekhya. This retreat gives eight individuals a chance to be mentored by experienced writers like Janice Pariat {author, winner of Sahitya Akademi’s Young Writer Award} and Rahul Soni {writer, translator and the Senior Commissioning Editor at HarperCollins Publishers Indiaon the basics of storytelling and editing.

    Apart from covering almost all aspects of writing, this week-long experiential retreat will also involve forest walks, treks and interaction with a Himalayan tribe, all with the aim to help you write better.

    For all you know, this retreat could actually be your big break.

    Who Is It For?

    Got a story within but don’t know quite how to get it on paper? Does writing give you unmatched happiness? And well, if you’re someone who has a week’s time to spare from work or college {it’ll be worth it, just saying}, the Alekhya writing retreat is for you.

    All you need to do is fill out this application form and share a writing sample. Plus, there’s nothing to lose really. If you get shortlisted, it could change the way you write. Forever.

    Why Should I Go For It?

    For the love of writing and getting better at it. With this retreat you can learn everything from character building and plot narration to storytelling and editing. The best part? Your mentors are going to be an acclaimed novelist and an editor who’ve mastered the art of writing and broken all its boundaries.

    Plus, there’ll be peer review sessions to help you critique your own work and you can learn from others around you too.

    Then you can always sit around bonfires, explore the hills and spend your days and nights doing one thing that you love most – writing. Moreover, if an apple orchard in the middle of nowhere cannot provide the perfect head space for a writer, we don’t know what can. More reasons to apply, no?

    Anything Else?

    For more information, check out their website here. 

    Last date to apply: May 4. Apply here.

    When: May 10 – 17

    Where: Shilla Treks, Parvati Valley

    Price: INR 40,000 {includes workshops, mentoring, accommodation, food and transport to and from Kullu Airport/Bus Station}.

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