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Spring 2014 Beachside Writer's retreat

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16 people went

Price: $250.00 /per person
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Come for a weekend to the sleepy surfer town of Onjuku. Write with fellow writers, attend workshops, talk and share resources, walk on the beach, and get to work on the writing projects you have been dreaming about. We are booking out an awesome little pension run by some terrific folks.

This will be our second retreat, and we will add some extra workshops and times for those that can come earlier or stay later. Stay tuned for details.

are you considering joining but not sure?

Here are some comments from attendees from our first retreat...

"This weekend I could learn how different writers approach the same task. This in turn reminded me that there is no one correct way to do or express things."

"This weekend I learnt just how much can be achieved within a single day, and recall talking with my peers at this very table in the evening about what happened the previous day, only to then realize collectively that it happened that very morning."


The Tokyo Writer’s Salon Presents the

Spring 2014 Writers retreat/ ONJUKU Chiba Japan

The Theme of the spring retreat is

Escape. Create. Explore

Come escape the every day and let yourself revel in your writing, learn new things about yourself and your craft, and expand your projects and plans in your writing life.

 2 full days of intensive writing workshops (plus optional sessions on Friday and Sunday-Monday)

 Intimate group of 8 -15 writers (we will close registration at 15 people)

 One-on-one scheduled times for each participant available

 Opportunities for students to read their work to the group

 Group party including open story telling session (with prizes!)

Retreat Fees- 25,000 covers Friday night- Saturday day and night and Sunday until 5pm

For 5000 yen each you can add optional sessions on Friday from 10-5:30 AND/OR Sunday evening and Monday morning. Until 1pm.

FEES cover-

Room Charges- We will be staying at the FLYING SUMO Surf School and Pension. Near the beach in Onjuku. The Sumo is share-styled rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Please be aware this is not luxury housing, but it is clean, friendly and affordable! Sharing with other writers is a great way to make and expand on life-long writing friendships, and find new mentors and advisers.


Sat. Welcome Breakfast with coffee and tea (continental)

Sat. evening BBQ party and Story Slam

Sun. Continental Breakfast

(other meals are on your own with many affordable options available)

ALL writing sessions and all writing materials but of course bring your own notebooks and personal writing materials

TWS Official Spring 2014 Writers Retreat T-Shirt and other surprises

Various Take-away materials

Travel to and from Onjuku is paid by the participant. The express train from Tokyo Station takes aprox. 90 mins and costs between[masked] yen one way.

The local (slower train) costs 1890

Attending Writers may want to plan to meet and come down together. More travel information will be posted in the coming days.

Lunches, Sunday Dinner/ Any other meals, snacks needed are on your own. There is a 7/11 and a super market both within easy walking distance for snacks and sundries.

FEE Logistics

50% (12,500) deposit due at the time of registration between 3/25 and before 4/5

Registration closes on 4/5/2014 all final fees due by 4/10

Cancelation fees 50% if cancelling after 4/5 and before 4/15

After 4/15 there is no refund.

Please pay by paypal to the paypal address [masked] or by bank transfer to

SAPPHIRE INTERACTIVE KK Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ bank / Nakameguro branch Futsuu#/[masked]

サファイヤーインタラクティブ(カ三菱東京UFJ銀行中目黒支店普通 #[masked]

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