Portugal

TRAVEL IN A FLASH

A generative writing retreat in one of Europe's most BEAUTIFUL countries.
Explore fairy-tale castles, bustling streets and secret beaches.
Photograph with your writer’s eyes and rebirth your creative spirit.
Come and write in Portugal…

with Dinty W. Moore & Allison K Williams
Waitlisting

MAY 14-23, 2023

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

IMMERSE YOUR CREATIVE SELF IN A GENERATIVE WRITING RETREAT.


EXPLORE AND DISCOVER…AS A WRITER.
…Now I really know what it is I am writing about. Live editing sessions with Allison and Dinty were very valuable, not only with my own work, but in seeing how they responded to other writers. The community of writers A and D created in Costa Rica was both nurturing and challenging, AND, we saw wildlife and waterfalls and beaches, without feeling our writing time was compromised.
Alice Knox Eaton
Costa Rica 2022
Already I’ve got pages and pages of writing, figuring out connections I’d never have made on my own—certainly not this quickly. More than a little bit of magic happening with these deceptively simple exercises...I’m not sure this is a writing retreat, as I’d envisioned it. I’d have to call it a big ol’ writing advance. Smart investment, this. The class, the hotel, listening to the voice saying: Do. This. Now.
Paula J. Lambert
Virtual Intensive 2022

The Rebirth Difference

A Creative Journey

Ten Days, Ten Writers
Generate New Work
Live-Editing & Feedback

Daily Writing

Craft Lessons
Publishing Talks
Writing in Company

Exploration & Inspiration

New Tastes, New Friends
Guided Tours & Solo Time
Discover Literary Portugal

See the World
As a Writer

Photography for Writers
Literary Landmarks
Writing In Place

YOUR GUIDES

Allison K Williams

Allison K Williams brings deep understanding of dramatic structure, sensitivity to voice and theme, technical expertise, and contagious enthusiasm for your work. She is the author of Seven Drafts: Self-Edit Like a Pro From Blank Page to Book and the Social Media Editor of Brevity.

She has edited and coached writers to deals with Big Five, literary and independent presses and publication in the New Yorker, Time, the Guardian, the New York Times, McSweeney’s and TED Talks. Allison herself has written for NPR, CBC, the New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney’s, Kenyon Review and Travelers’ Tales. Her plays, including London Fringe Best of Fringe Winner TRUE STORY, have been produced worldwide.

Dinty W Moore

A direct and supportive teacher known for drawing out meaning in memoir, Dinty W. Moore is author of The Story Cure: A Book Doctor’s Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir, the pop-culture/ enlightenment mash-up To Hell with It, and many other books.

Dinty has published in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Arts & Letters, The Normal School and elsewhere. A former professor of nonfiction at Ohio University, he serves as Editor-in-Chief for Brevity and consults regularly with authors and publishers on book proposals and revisions, many going on to publish with Big Five houses and university presses.

DISCOVER PORTUGAL

Days 1 & 2
Days 2 & 3
Days 4 & 5
Days 6 & 7
Days 8 & 9

The Rebirth Experience

JUMPSTART YOUR WRITING WITH GUIDANCE, SUPPORT & INSPIRATION
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This retreat focuses on generating new work—although you can certainly channel craft exercises and writing sessions into an existing project.

On location, you’ll have morning craft seminars with guided writing and plenty of time to let your creativity run free. A one-on-one coaching session will help define and clarify your writing goals.

Warning: Spontaneous writing may occur.

Create strong bonds within a small group. To allow personal coaching and easy movement, enrollment is limited to 10 writers.

We may be joined by up to 4 travel partners.

We’ll often work individually in shared spaces, revising newly generated writing, incorporating it into existing work, or focusing on a current project. Post-writing check-ins may include sharing short sections, but this is not a “workshop.” Retreat leaders provide individual guidance as needed. It’s like writing at your favorite cafe—with peer and editorial support.

Write better. Write faster.

Dedicated time helps you focus.

Direct, specific feedback helps you write better.

Write with freedom, with speed, and without pressure.

 

Your one-on-one coaching session over breakfast, a walk, or on the train will help define and clarify your writing goals.

Bring your questions to group writing and publishing discussions.

Live-editing time will illuminate your writing path, and allow us to learn from each other’s work.

Rebirth Your Book retreats happen in beautiful, culturally rich locations with great local food and a stimulating writing environment.

Bring your notebook everywhere–Travel in a Flash will seize moments of inspiration, helping you spontaneously channel new ideas on the page and begin work that will sustain your writing practice when you return home.

$4495

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
Discount for shared doubles $300/pp
Non-writing travel partner in a double $3850
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
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