Take time to relax, write, and connect with other passionate creators.
This springtime retreat offers writers time and space to work on their chosen writing project in an inspiring and supportive setting. Writers will be encouraged to dive deeply and joyfully into their creative process.
Writing sessions will take place in the mornings and some afternoons, with the option to work at a personal pace and place; each room is fitted with a writing desk and there are many places to work around the property.
Each writer will receive a private story coaching session with April. In addition to a few lessons on story craft, attention will be given to cultivating and maintaining a meaningful writer’s life.
The retreat is open to all writers working on any type of project, though it’s particularly suited to those with an interest in writing novels, screenplays, or memoirs.
In the spirit of creating a safe, encouraging environment for writers to deepen their process and make progress on their individual projects, works-in-progress will not be shared or critiqued in a group setting. One evening may be devoted to author readings, but participation will be optional.
This retreat seeks to provide a nurturing atmosphere for dedicated writers who are: ready to refine their connection to the creative process; open to having creative conversations with other writers; and longing for a break from their usual routine and a breakthrough in their writing process.
Your host: April Bosshard
Retreat and Workshop Facilitator, Creator of Deep Story Design
Sometimes called a “story whisperer” and other times a “story genie,” April is a deft and experienced workshop facilitator and story coach who works with writers around the world. Her keen awareness of story principles and deep understanding of the writer’s craft sheds light on many of the complex issues writers face when it comes to story creating and sticking to the writing process. More about April.
“April helped me to get clear about my story. Her process, tools, and tricks helped me to free myself from writer’s block and dead-end journeys that waste time. She is a story wrangler.”
~ Laura Haas, North Carolina
“April is an intuitive, skilled and extremely generous story coach. She has given me exactly what I needed to take my writing seriously and evolve to the next phase.”
~ Dr Bernadette Geraghty, Australia
“April is the deep of Deep Story Design. She is a gentle Story Whisperer, so talented at what she does, with a remarkably deep understanding of story and a way of embracing the whole room with her generous spirit.”
~ Margo Lamont, Vancouver, BC
Additional Information —
Retreat Fee: $2,950.00 USD
7 nights accommodation at Château Bardouly
Daily Writing Sessions
Private Story Coaching Sessions
(one in France and another from home by phone)
Post Retreat Writing Support
(4 monthly group calls)
Transport to and from the Bergerac airport or train station
One afternoon excursion to two nearby castles with literary histories
a $500 deposit is required to hold your spot
(refundable until participation is confirmed)
Full payment due by March 1st, 2020
Payment Plans Available ~ Email to Discuss