Friends, novelists and mentors Jill Dawson and Kathryn Heyman, “two of the world’s leading Creative Writing tutors” (Harpers Bazaar) lead a unique writing retreat in the magical and inspirational setting of Ubud, Bali. This is by invitation only and available to those who have already completed the Gold Dust or Australian Writers Mentoring Programme, but you can register your interest for 2020 here: (Gold Dust email)
Students stay at the extraordinary Samayan villas with access to morning yoga and complimentary massage, optional trekking and easy access to Ubud
For twenty-five years, from first meeting as undergraduates on a writing MA to becoming acclaimed novelists and writing tutors, Jill and Kathryn have developed a unique means of encouraging, challenging and inspiring one another. This approach – a playful mixture but with a dynamic background in their shared interest in therapy, neuroscience, CBT and the pedagody of Creative Writing tuition – has had phenomenal results for them both and on this special week they share it with their Gold Dust and AWP graduates.