_Writer's Block workshop
4 nights, 3 full days, including welcome soiree, and farewell dinner: $500
(+$55 partner fee if s/he would like to attend the welcome soirée and/or farewell dinner; partners are most welcome at these events.)
Writer's Block is usually held Saturday night (Welcome) to Tuesday night (farewell dinner), with Wednesday morning departure.
You may also choose to book into these add-on workshops* and make a week of it!
*with additional fees noted.
Here You Begin workshop: 1 day (Wednesday): $85/person
Partners may join in on the workshop for this day only if they'd like for an additional charge ($85).
Well-behaved children over the age of 5-6 may join in, too at a small extra fee or care can be arranged by trusted locals.
Start/Finish A Project Workshop:
4 nights, 3 full days, including welcome soiree and farewell dinner: $500
Usually offered Thursday night to Sunday night, with Monday departure.
(+$55 partner fee if s/he would like to attend the welcome soiree and farewell dinner; partners are most welcome at these events. If you are bringing children, let us know and we'll make sure we have enough food and extra care as well (small additional fee.)
Or sign up for all three for a special price of $900.
Your Week in Prague:
Sample Schedules --
Arrival Day . . . Settle in to your lovely room after your long flight. Take a stroll through the Royal Orchard or in the shadow of the Castle to refresh yourself . . .
. . . read more here!
Monastery Residence (our host):
$130 - $200/night
Space if very limited.
Nearby inns, hotels and apartments range from $90/night to $1200/week, with rates subject to change without notice.
We can help you to find and book into any of these or other accommodations, to assure that you are just a few minutes walk away. Please enquire when you make your reservation.
Costs do not include your airfare or transfers from your home (if in the EU/UK) to Prague. We can help you with air flight arrangements if you wish.
Personal airport transfer on arrival in Prague can be arranged with suitable notice for a small additional fee.
This is highly recommended in Prague, as we work with reliable and known locals; otherwise we encourage use of the public transit system of the city which is easy and relatively safe. Taxi use is strongly discouraged for tourists.
We can send all instructions necessary.
The City: Prague
The new old world of Prague, Czech Republic, offers a writer and soul-seeker the most beautiful city in Europe to explore as well as the newness of an culture previously hidden behind the Iron Curtain.
Here, you will have the option of staying in an ancient monastery, now an inn, overlooking the Old Town, with walking to the historic sites out the door as well as a large royal park and orchard for the quiet needed for reflection. Other wonderful hotels and small flats are nearby,
Walking in the Old Town is delightful, with curving streets, colorful buildings and the grand palace and cathedral towering above. Come ready for hills and steps!
All major sights are within walking or an easy tram away; we can also offer personal, privately-guided architectural tours if you wish.
As with the other Explore/ Write /Be venues, the Prague workshops offer:
Morning writing workshops, exercises and discussion to approach sensitively the nature of why we don't write or struggle when we do, followed by afternoons free for writing in the nearby parks, cafes or in the quiet of our base inn, a former monastery next to the Royal Park of Prague Castle.
There is also time for writing or reflection, one-on-one sessions, exploring museums and arts and gathering together for tea and story time at the end of the afternoon. On our first night together, we welcome you with a soirée and we gather for a traditional Czech dinner at a nearby tavern for our farewell evening. There is plenty of time for individual sessions with your Editor/Coach as well.
For the Work Project Start/Finish workshops, the schedule is similar, in that we gather in the mornings for optional quick writing work-outs to bring point, polish and repair to works, and optional one-on-one feedback sessions with your Editor/Coach, or time for group guidance of common themes and struggles specific to the workshop attendees on character, narrative, voice and proposals etc. Afternoons are free for writing, working on your project, or further one-on-one sessions as needed for feedback or a specific trouble spot in your work, or for soulful exploring.
In the middle of the week, you have the option of attending a 1-day Here You Begin workshop for self-discovery, passions, skills and plan-making to create the work only you can do and the life you are here to live. More on that workshop can be found here on the Here You Begin page.
The Details for Prague Workshops
Two half-week workshops (4 nights, 3 full days) are offered, with a Here You Begin one-day workshop in between. You may sign up for one, two or all three, or take one workshop and spend the rest of the week exploring other beautiful areas of the Czech Republic or parts of eastern Europe as you wish. Why not make attending a workshop part of a longer European exploration?
Prices noted are for workshop only, and include the welcome soirée and closing dinner. There is a small additional food fee for partners or families who would like to join us at these to help cover the additional meal costs.
Accommodation fees noted at the side are offered for the lovely monastery inn that is our host workshop base and the range is based on your travel party size as well as availability at the time of your reservation.
Other hotels and accommodation options are nearby and if you'd like, we can help you with reservations or recommendations.
It is best for the purposes of the Work of the workshop that you stay within close walking distance of our workshop venue during that phase of your trip.
Offered in Winter 2017.
If you'd like to reserve, or for further enquiry,
please contact us.
See our sample schedule!