FINISH YOUR EFFING BOOK

                                                           IBIZA RETREAT NOVEMBER 9-13, 2017

"I'm so appreciative of the space and time this Ibiza writers' workshop afforded me, and so grateful for the guidance Francesca gave me on my piece over the course of the trip." - Danielle. 

"I'm so appreciative of the space and time this Ibiza writers' workshop afforded me, and so grateful for the guidance Francesca gave me on my piece over the course of the trip." - Danielle. 

 

Ibiza, a Spanish Island on the Mediterranean Sea, is a truly magical place to write. We spend our retreats up in the north mountains, at the rural Can Buho Inn, and take half-day trips to sights and beaches around the island where you can sit and write in front of some of the most exquisite views in the world. A small, intimate group of 8-10 writers gather to be inspired, write, and workshop. Meals and excursions are taken care of so writers can concentrate on their creativity and craft. 

The next Ibiza Retreat will be held November 9-13, 2017 and is entitled "Finish Your Effing Book" retreat. This is a retreat focused on completing a project - whether it's your book or some other project, this five day retreat on the magical Island of Ibiza will give you the space, time and inspiration to get to the finish line. Minimal instruction, but maximum support, Francesca will be available to talk through your work 1-1 and there will be a workshop, once a day, on on writer's work (if they are so inclined). Manuscripts of 15 pages will be due to the group by September 9th. 

In addition to the program, we are so fortunate to have two experts joining us for their own sessions on the island. 

Crystal McCreary is committed to creating and holding safe spaces for people to heal, learn, and build resilience in a world that often takes relentless hold of our bodies, minds, and hearts. Establishing comfort in the body creates the capacity for vitality and creativity to flow. As an educator and a performing artist, Crystal is passionate about supporting creative self-expression and wellbeing in her students. Crystal's adult yoga classes are influenced by mindfulness and curiosity for anatomy, and are an exploratory blend of vigor, breath, and precision. Crystal facilitates 100-hour children’s yoga and mindfulness teacher trainings and leads professional development workshops and trainings internationally. She also participates regularly as a curriculum consultant and lead teacher for research studies on yoga and mindfulness conducted by CUNY-Hunter’s public health department, and teaches public classes regularly in New York City. Crystal is a graduate of Stanford University and The American Conservatory Theater’s Master of Fine Arts program in Acting.

Kim Perel has a combined decade of experience in magazine and book publishing. She began her career at Forbes magazine working in an editorial capacity, and later worked as an advertising copywriter. For over five years Kim was an agent at Wendy Sherman Associates where she conceptualized sold, and even authored numerous books for major publishers. She is passionate about discovering fresh voices and championing debut writers. She holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing from The New School where she studied with world renowned professional writers in the areas of fiction and nonfiction. She also received her undergraduate Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In her spare time, she co-curates the popular H.I.P. Lit event series.

Cost of the program includes:

A five night stay at the charming and beautiful Can Buho Inn - a 1500's Spanish Farm House turned Inn up in the spectacular Ibiza Mountains. (See pix below)

Three healthy, homemade meals a day. 

Welcome wine

One optional yoga class offered by Crystal McCreary

One session on the Business of Writing by Agent Kim Perel from Irene Goodman Agency

Opportunity for 1-1 sessions with Francesca, and one 1.5-2 hour workshop on your own manuscript by the group.

Prices:

Shared room $1750

Single room $2050

Single room with bathroom $2250

40% non-refundable deposits due by July 1st!

15% off if you sign up and pay deposit by June 1st!!

**TRAVEL TO IBIZA IS NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

"The writing workshop with Frannie is what you would expect and more. She and the island give you space, quiet, calm and perspective that is hard to find in your day to day life." - Stephany

"The writing workshop with Frannie is what you would expect and more. She and the island give you space, quiet, calm and perspective that is hard to find in your day to day life." - Stephany

"Ibiza is magical - that seemed a given, but that I would get so much out of my time there creatively I couldn't have quite imagined!" - Danielle

"Ibiza is magical - that seemed a given, but that I would get so much out of my time there creatively I couldn't have quite imagined!" - Danielle

  "Frannie is a patient and insightful guide who provides the structure and inspiration to encourage reflection and creativity. She reminded me that writing is about seeking insight and sharing truth, and she provided a beautiful space to pursue these. This trip has inspired me to keep going with the writing I've begun. What a gift!" - Kimberley

 

"Frannie is a patient and insightful guide who provides the structure and inspiration to encourage reflection and creativity. She reminded me that writing is about seeking insight and sharing truth, and she provided a beautiful space to pursue these. This trip has inspired me to keep going with the writing I've begun. What a gift!" - Kimberley

"Can Buho's owners Justine and Marlon are so welcoming and take care of everything - from delicious meals three times a day to rides to beaches and attraction. For a busy Mom, not having to pay attention to meals or planning gave me the opportunity to let someone take care of me so that I could take care of my art." 

"Can Buho's owners Justine and Marlon are so welcoming and take care of everything - from delicious meals three times a day to rides to beaches and attraction. For a busy Mom, not having to pay attention to meals or planning gave me the opportunity to let someone take care of me so that I could take care of my art." 

"If I only got the light, that would be enough."

"If I only got the light, that would be enough."

"Every night the clouds are painted a different glorious color. What a backdrop for writing."

"Every night the clouds are painted a different glorious color. What a backdrop for writing."