Centauri Arts - Creative Writing Retreat

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2018


SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Julie Hartley
PHONE: +1 416 766 7124
EMAIL: julie@centauriartscamp.com
WEBSITE: http://www.centauriartsacademy.com/writing-classes-and-retreats-for-adults.htm

An annual retreat for writers of all levels, attending solo or with family or friends. Our writing retreat is located at a gorgeous rain forest lodge in Costa Rica.

Join us for a one week writing retreat at a beautiful rain forest lodge in the heart of Costa Rica. Our retreat is open to all writers, whatever prior experience they may have, and to people writing in all genres. Many of our writers attend solo, while a few bring along family or friends.

Wake to a cacophony of songbirds, and begin your day with a hearty breakfast at our restaurant by the pool. Mornings are spent in writing workshops designed to cater to the needs and interests of participants. Explore sources of inspiration, learn to mine your life for fiction, and discuss character, plot, world building, editing and more. Our morning sessions are informal, with a balance between technique, writing prompts and sharing.

After lunch each day, some of our writers choose to focus on their own projects, while others spend time sightseeing at the lodge and nearby. Choose to relax by the pool, write in a hammock, lounge at the top of the lookout tower, wander the hiking trails and enjoy the plentiful nature in this serene and beautiful place. In the evenings, we reconvene, sharing readings, discussions and critiquing sessions, and building our community of writers.

Whatever your prior experience, join us in one of the most inspirational places on earth to immerse yourself in writing, further your technique, kickstart a project, sight see, and enjoy the company of other writers.


Featured Writers Include:

The instructor and trip leader for this fully escorted writing holiday is Julie Hartley. Julie is the author of The Finding Place, published by Red Deer Press. Her fiction has appeared in literary magazines in Canada and the UK, and her plays have been performed in Canada, England, Wales and Ireland. Hartley is the recipient of the Peace Poetry Prize (UK) and has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has taught creative writing in studios, schools, retreats and conferences in Canada, England and China, and has run more than 20 previous arts tours, including writing retreats to Costa Rica in 2016 and 2017.


Poetry, Fiction, Playwriting, Children's literature


Finca Luna Nueva Rain Forest Lodge
La Fortuna
Costa Rica

Centauri Arts - Creative Writing Retreat

Centauri Arts operates an annual Creative Writing Retreat in Costa Rica for adult writers of all levels, attending either alone or with family and friends. In addition, we run 'Centauri Summer Arts Camp', an overnight summer camp in Niagara, Canada, for 400+ children and teenagers from all over the world. Our camp includes a range of specialist arts programs, such as Creative Writing, Screen Writing, Playwriting and Devised Theatre. The third wing of Centauri Arts is an Arts Academy located in Toronto. Our academy offers writing, film and acting classes for children, teens and adults. It also hosts readings and masterclasses in creative writing and other art forms.