From 2016, the nature writing retreat will run over a full week each October. We also have plans brewing for an overseas retreat – more details soon.
Olvar Wood can also organise a writing retreat for your group or provide a tutor for your upcoming retreat.
Olvar Wood offers short-term residential mentorships in combination with a nearby bed and breakfast (or other accommodation of your choice) for writers seeking to get away and work more intensively on their project.
Just down the road from Olvar Wood is a delightful B&B – Turmeric Gardens – with two self-contained cabins. Writers staying at Turmeric can opt to add on meetings and feedback with their mentor.
Your mentor will come to Turmeric Gardens to meet with you in the comfort of your cabin, to provide feedback and advice on your writing project, including how to proceed when you return to the ‘real world’. Alternatively, you can also wander up the road and meet in ‘the studio’ at Olvar Wood.
A suggested ‘weekend’ residential mentorship package includes 6 hours of mentoring (usually 3 hours of meetings and 3 hours of reading and preparation), and costs $275.
NB: Accommodation is booked and paid for separately through Turmeric Gardens. Turmeric stays are available from $220.00 per night. Week-long stays are available from $980.00.