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    • amanda.dalziel
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      There is a $15 discount for CSFG-ers… but… I’m not really sure of the rules and security on this forum, given the intensity of the required password vs the html text editor. I don’t want to tell, you know, everyone… shhhh… it’s a secret code… I mean… c’mon… we’re not made of money… no soup for you!

      Let me summerise the below copy/paste… get thee down the coast for the retreat… it’s awesome… free torch for anyone who can find a phone signal in the dark without letting the possums into their cabin.


      El presidente


      Now in its fourth year, it’s your turn to discover our Winter Writers Retreat. By the end of the weekend, with the help of our mentors, you’ll be inspired, motivated and maybe have that next chapter.

      The combined creativity gathered in this tranquil bush setting is nurtured by removing the daily grind of responsibilities while building a community of like-minded folk over bottomless cups of tea and coffee beside cosy wood fires.

      Only $275 for an affordable, productive and awesome weekend.


      Price includes:

      • Your own room in a shared cabin with another writer
      • Two mentoring sessions
      • The welcome dinner on Friday night
      • Lunch on Saturday
      • An LED torch
      • Your own WFSC pen
      • Morning and afternoon tea + snacks
      • Bottomless cups of tea and coffee

      When you arrive on Friday afternoon, you’ll be greeted by someone from the WFSC that will show you to your cabin. Once you’re settled, wander back to the common room because Friday night’s welcome dinner is a grand affair. Our mentors will pitch their genres, skills and mentoring style. Throughout the rest of the evening, you can join the group led by the mentor that suits your writing best. Be quick, spots fill up fast.

      A tin will be set up in the common room to accept donations towards the Tathra Bushfire relief effort. If you wish to make larger donations please visit the Bega Valley Shire Council website.

      On Saturday night, you’ll be asked to join us for dinner at the pub to support the local town of Tathra. A courtesy bus will be made available.

      All linen is provided by Kianinny. Each 2-bedroom cabin contains a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, full sized fridge and cooktop; reverse cycle air conditioning, Austar, DVD player, comfy couches and a log fire. Firewood can be purchased from Kianinny at $12/crate. Internet access is available in the common room. We’re sorry, but phone reception is a bit shoddy around Tathra.

      Bring with you:

      • Your writing
      • Your own breakfast for Saturday and Sunday mornings
      • A cake or slice to share with everyone for morning and afternoon tea
      • Warm clothes and decent shoes
      • A little bit of cash for:
        • Dinner on Saturday
        • Purchasing firewood
        • Buying books by local authors
        • And… if you’re so inclined, your own alcoholic beverages

      A shared cabin is recommended for the best retreat experience, but if you wish to stay in your own cabin or are bringing a guest or if you plan to stay longer than the weekend, please purchase the “No Cabin” ticket and arrange your own accommodation directly with Kianinny Bush Cottages: http://kianinny.com.au

      Each year we ask our attendees what they liked best about the weekend?

      “For me it was the chance to get away from the interruptions that writing from home attracts. Here it was no cooking, no housework, and then I could emerge from my ‘writing cave’ and socialise with a group of interesting people.”

      “Valuable critique feedback from my mentor – personal time away, allowing me to concentrate/relax only working on my book. Had the best sleep for months!”

      “Concentrating on writing away from distractions. It was very satisfying helping writers sort problems with their writing and stretching some in new directions.”

      Will you be joining us around the fire this winter?

    • Angus
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      Thanks Amanda,

      It looks great, and I’ve heard great things about it in the past. I’ll also mention it at this weeks’ monthly CSFG meeting.


      (CSFG El Presidente)

    • Cath
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      Well, I signed up. Of course, I have no idea what to expect. :)

      It is a year filled with ‘first time ever’ type experiences. lol.

    • Lily
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      I’m in too! I have a leave pass from the fam-bam and have booked my ticket. I’m also a first-timer but I do know how to light a good fire :) Looking forward to it.

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