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Creative Writing Retreat in March - discover the power of your origins

2018.03.22(Thu) 20: 00-21: 00

FabCafe HidaMAP

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Origin Stories: A Creative Writing Retreat and International Diversity Project at Fab Cafe in Hida Furukawa, Japan

One-Day plan option added from 20,000 yen/day

  • Program Period: March 22nd – 25th, 2018
  • Application period: Through March 15th -> Available until March 20th
  • Plan 

      A. Full-package plan 
      Plan:3 nights 4 days(Inc. all meals and accommodation)
      Price:860USD or  95,000 yen 
      Ticket:Please buy here
      *Special offer: If you apply with your friend, 5,000 yen discount applies to each person in the group

      B. One-Day plan ← NEW!
       
    Plan:1 day  incl. lesson, coffee and snack
       Price
    :20,000 yen /day 
       Ticket:Please choose the day / days suit your schedule from the lower part of this page
       *The more lessons you get, the better your writing skill gets. 

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This very special retreat, lead by Leslie Fierro in the celebrated Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Method , invites you to discover the power of your origins and your original, important voice, as well as the captivating way in which writing with others your own writing.

You were born with creative genius. You were born with a strong, unique voice that can be nurtured and drawn out through the teaching of creative writing -an art form that is available to all people, regardless of economic class or educational level. The AWA method is all about focusing on what is strong and memorable in a person’s writing, and for for uninhibited experimentation, not about tearing people down.

Highlight of the program

· Have a life changing experience -express yourself into an art form of writing through Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Method (* 1) by sharing and helping one another with other participants in a hidden place of Japan where you can appreciate the picturesque view
· To be connected with people by sharing the precious time including eating and sleeping under the same roof
· Learn on how to contribute your works to international literacy journals
· A hand-bound booklet is to be created and given before your departure which features a contribution from each retreat participant as a beautiful reminder of Hida and a keepsake from the wonderful retreat experience.
· “I Am From Project” (* 2) created by American poet George Ella Lyon, fam famous poem, “Where I’m From,” has inspired writers and teachers around the world

Program details

Please find the program page on Leslie’s website 

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Date

March 22nd – 25th, 2018

Venue

FabCafe Hida

Access

More details can be found at the bottom of this page
https://hidakuma.com/en/

Daily Schedule

Day 1 (Thursday, March 22)
Afternoon arrival and check-in
Dinner on your own to to allow for relaxation and late arrivals
Evening meet and greet beer / wine / sake.

Day 2 (Friday, March 23)
Breakfast: 9: 00 AM
Morning writing: 10: 00 AM – 1:00 PM – includes two writing prompts, sharing, responses
Lunch / free time : 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Afternoon writing: 2: 00 PM – 5: 00 PM – writing excursion, two writing prompts, sharing, responses, and one optional takeaway prompt.
Dinner – 6:00 PM

Day 3 (Saturday, March 24)
Breakfast: 9: 00 AM 
Morning writing: 10: 00 AM – 1:00 PM – includes two writing prompts, sharing, responses 
Lunch / free time : 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 
Afternoon writing: 2: 00 PM – 5: 00 PM – writing excursion, two writing prompts, sharing, responses, and one optional takeaway prompt. 
Dinner – 6:00 PM

Day 4 (Sunday, March 25)
Breakfast: 9: 00 AM 
Morning writing: 10: 00 AM – 1:00 PM – includes two writing prompts, sharing, responses 
Lunch / free time : 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 
Afternoon writing: 2: 00 PM – 5: 00 PM – writing excursion, two writing prompts, sharing, responses, and one optional takeaway prompt. 
Checkout and departure – 5:00 PM

About the Retreat Leader, Leslie Fierro

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Leslie Fierro
“Leslie’s Cast Off! Workshops offer novice and experienced writers a safe and experienced writers a safe and supportive workshops fun and engaging. Also, I loved the way the AWA method allowed me to feel at ease and take risks with my writing. Leslie did a great job encouraging everyone to participate and providing positive craft-focused feedback. “- Kathy, Brooklyn, NY

Capacity

12 people

Age

over 16 years old

Who can participate

· Those who are interested in English skill-up, creative writing: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, etc.
· Those who want to to get away from the daily hustle and spend time in a hidden place of Japan surrounded by vast nature
· Those who want to look into yourself and express in the art form of writing with a help of others who might discover new elements in you

… in detail

This writing workshop is best suited for mid to high level English speakers.
Writing prompts will be both both spoken, and handed out in printed English text, and will strive to be simple, clear and direct.
Basically, if you can understand the main request of the prompt, you can, you can tactile and sensory, things that you can see, feel, smell, hear and touch write.
As this is an AWA workshop, sharing what you write is optional, and your inspiration to write does not even need to directly respond to or engage with any of the prompts.
Having a decent grasp of English will be helpful in listening to this workshop is your quiet discoveries within yourself, the strengthening of your writing voice (which need not be be spoken aloud), your “ear “For daily inspiration, and your feelings of mutual understanding and shared experience amidst the peaceful, historic surroundings of Hida Furukawa.

Application period

Through Mar 15th -> Available until March 20th

Plans and Tickets 

 

A. Full package plan 

 Plan:3 nights and 4 days  incl. meals, program costs, writing excursion associated fees, and shared accommodations
 Price:860 USD or 95,000 Japanese yen
 Ticket:Please buy here

 Tickets available until:March 20

Tuition Breakdown
Program and Administrative Costs: 543 USD (equivalent to 60,000 Japanese yen)
Meals and Accommodations: 317 USD (equivalent to 35,000 Japanese yen)
– Includes accommodations for three days, happy hour the first evening, breakfast and lunch for days 2, 3 and 4, and dinner for days 2 and 3

B. One Day Plan← NEW!

Plan:1 day  incl. lesson, coffee and snack 
Price:20,000 yen /day 
Ticket:Please choose the day / days suit your schedule from the lower part of this page
*The more lessons you get, the better your writing skill gets. 

 1 Day Plan
 Price:20,000yen 

 2 Days Plan   
 Price:40,000 yen 

 3 Days Plan 
 Price:60,000 yen

 Accommodation 
 Price:7,500 yen/night(incl. breakfast) 
*Please purchase the number of tickets according to the number of nights you want to stay
 Please purchase from here

 Dinner 
 Price:4,000 yen/meal  
*Please purchase the number of tickets according to the number of dinner you want to have
 Please purchase from here

We will send a confirmation email to you after you purchase tickets.   

SPECIAL OFFERING

A. Early bird discount
Apply before 24:00 (Japan time) on Monday, March 5, and you’ll get a discount of 5,000 yen, given to you at check-in.

B. Group discount
Apply with friends, colleagues, or family members (over 16 years old) and each of the members of your group will get a discount of 5,000 yen, given to you at check-in.
*after you make a payment here, please email or call us and tell us your name, as well as the names of the other members of your group.

Mail:info@hidakuma.com  or  Phone:0577-57-7686(attention to Moriguchi)

NOTE: Please understand that either A or B can be applied. 

Payment Deadline

March 15th  -> -> Available until March 20th
* Please note that the retreat must meet minimum capacity to run. In the unfortunate event of cancellation, a full refund will be given by March 22th.
* The paid deposit is not refundable for any other reason but cancellation by the retreat hosts.

Contact

Please contact Hidakuma any questions related to logistics.
Please contact Leslie Fierro any questions related to the program.

Getting FabCafe Hida

The retreat, running Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon (with the writing happening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning), can fit in nicely with a longer visit to Japan, or can be relaxing weekend experience for those already in Japan.

Fab Cafe Hida is five minutes on the foot from JR Takayama Main Line Hida Furukawa Station, which is a three – hours – train ride from Nagoya, a four – hours – train ride from Kyoto, and a – four – and – a – half -hours-train ride from Tokyo. There is also a direct express bus available from Shinjuku st., Tokyo. More on access here.

Nearby attractions include the Sparful and 48 falls onsen , and the Ryokufu Resort for skiing and snowboarding. Options for extended stays at Fab Cafe are available.

Note

(* 1)
These awa methods are based on the following philosophy. These affirmations rest on a definition of personhood based in equality, and a definition of writing as an art form available to all persons.
· Everyone has a strong, unique voice.
· Everyone is born with creative genius.
· Writing as an art form belongs to all people, regardless of economic class or educational level.
· The teaching of craft can be done without damage to a writer’s original voice or artistic self-esteem.
· A writer is someone who writes.
(* 2)
“Where I’m From” is the event, planned for October 2018, will be a “celebration of the diversity and beauty of people we are,” and will include a peaceful march in Washington, DC to unfurl a massive scroll full of writing The science and science of science and science The science of science and science The science of science and technology of science and technology We’ll be Facebook Live-recording the march to share with all with the scroll to this work is from the world, and you are warmly invited to this. .

ORGANIZER / SPONSOR

株式会社飛騨の森でクマは踊る(通称:ヒダクマ)は、広葉樹の森と伝統の組木、テクノロジーを活用し、古民家を改装したデジタルものづくりカフェのFabCafe Hidaを拠点に、クリエイティブな視点で飛騨の森に新しい価値を生み出す企業です。

INFORMATION

Creative Writing Retreat in March - discover the power of your origins

DATE 2018.03.22(Thu) 20: 00-21: 00
2018-03-23 ​​(Friday) 9: 00-18: 00
2018-03-24 (Saturday) 9: 00-18: 00
2018-03-25 (Sunday) 9: 00-17: 00
PLACE FabCafe Hida
FEE 95,000 YEN or 860 USD
CAPACITY 12 PEOPLE
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6-17 Ninomachi, Furukawa-cho, Hida, Gifu 509-4235
0577-57-7686
http://fabcafe.com/hida/