Writing retreat Belgium, Aug.’19
A hosted writing retreat, by Ria & Helen
in their garden…
Let’s unpack our learning,
articulate the whisperings,
& create content for impact!
We are researchers; so, we publish. – Joshua Vial
If it is not documented, it is not Open Source. – Alanna Krause
This is an invitation to spend a short week with
others to bring forth what has been
To articulate what you have
been tracking, observing, noticing, … you need free time away from the distractions of day-today living.
Ria Baeck & Helen Titchen Beeth
You will be hosted by the land, around our home and garden.
Lots of space to put down your tent in the meadow or among the birch trees. We will make sure everyone has a spot indoors to sit at a table to work on your laptop. Shower and bathroom are indoors and shared.
In case you want a real bed, a neighbour offers rooms with a bed, or we can book you into a nearby B&B (to be paid directly to the owner).
We hope the weather will support us, so we can take all meals outside, as well as our daily sharing circle (using circle practice) with the intention to support each other in bringing out our best. We imagine this happening in the morning, but we can decide together.
Meals: We envision a self-service breakfast – so everyone can get up at their preferred time. Soup and salad will be offered around noon; also a ‘vieruurtje’ (break around 4) prepared by our housemate Chrisje. For dinner we will organise among ourselves, cooking what the organic garden will offer us – and shopping for whatever else is needed.
More: Of course we will sit at the fire place, we can make trips to the local town, Diest, or buy an ice-cream nearby, go for a walk in the local nature reserve, or walk around our little village. Lots of possibilities! Bring your music instruments and art supplies!
Dates: arriving on the afternoon of Sunday Aug 4, starting with dinner together around 6pm. Closing with dinner on the evening of Saturday 10th Aug. and heading home on Sunday.
Price: we will use the Shared Economy model, (total transparency of budget and costs during the week), with a first instalment of €245,- (21%VAT incl.) as registration (covers food, use of indoors, place for a tent + a bit more). The 2nd instalment will be paid at the end of the retreat (for organising, hosting, … )
Read here some impressions from last year.