Are there any expat writers working in the Grecia, Atenas, Alajuela area in Costa Rica? Join our writer workshop from 10-1 pm July 16, 17, 18, 20 and 21!
The full writer workshop, for those coming from out of town, includes meals and a place to stay. But if you’re already in town and want to pop in for just the workshop portion, join us next week at Norma’s Villas! All 10 hours of classes for $200. Pay via Eventbrite or Paypal. Ariana Seigel will be helping us overcome writer’s block and any other creative blocks getting in our way.
One surf or kayaking lesson included! Or just lounge by the beach.
(The mangoes will also just so happen to be in season!)
How do you know the workshop is right for you before taking the leap?
We’ve decided to give 10 interested writers a *FREE* intro to Ariana Seigel’s workshop—first come, first serve!
Ready to get over your writer’s block? Interested in coming to Costa Rica, but unsure if this workshop is right for you? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of what you feel your creative blocks are: politics, fear of failure, or *gulp* fear of success? There are no wrong answers!
Ariana will then schedule a chat to see how her workshop could best help you reach your creative goals.
Interested in hosting an event yourself sometime next year? Send a pitch to the same email address with a description of what you love to teach and why. We accept pitches from qualified workshop leaders year-round.
Feel free to share any of the info about the workshop and the free intro . . . or keep it to yourself 😉
Speaker and writer David Nazario visited our “Success Through Self-Publishing” workshop in January where he spent practically every spare moment working on his book. What has he been doing since January?
“Since leaving Costa Rica I’ve been trying to connect with as many people as possible and learn as much as possible about publishing my first book. I’ve also been busy with freelance work, part-time work, and starting my writing/speaking business and lifestyle brand, Scared Of A Day Job LLC.”
His book focuses on self-love over religion and, like Stephen’s book, is part workbook as well as instruction.
“I miss the peace and tranquility. Costa Rica was all about writing and being around other writers, all day (and fresh coconut juice). I miss that. My mundane, but quaint villa was pretty cool too, and having wine at dinner time and a pool in walking distance was lovely.”
Norma’s is happy to announce our first ever writers’ retreat in January 2017. Inspired by NaNoWriMo and by our own visitors, we think Norma’s would be a great place to get away, write in peace, and connect with other writers.
The first step is planning based on what you want in a retreat. To begin your application, visit this form here. No deposits or writing samples are currently required.
We are accepting writers of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenplays, plays …if it’s written, we accept it.
We appreciate your support, and this early applicationwill be open until February 2016. At that point, writing samples will be required, and an itinerary will be solidified.
1. The dates you’re looking to stay and the room you want (furnished room with access to community kitchen, studio with its own kitchen, one bedroom, or two bedroom house)
2. Your Twitter handle
3. A bit about your project!
Is that it?
Space is limited, but we will try to accommodate as many as we can! Drop us a line to reserve your spot!
Normal rates for these months are:
$600/month, $360/week for a studio
$800/month, $480/week for a one-bedroom
$1000/month, $600/week for a two-bedroom
Norma’s is in the quiet town of La Garita. We are close enough to San Jose and Alajuela that you have major conveniences, but far enough and secluded enough that you can buckle down!
By offering this discount specifically for writers between June and August of 2015, we hope to cultivate a bigger creative community.