Thank you for a fantastic week of creative art On The Verandah @ Digger's. Wonderful hospitality, fantastic food and breathtaking scenery. This is truly and inspiring and spiritual place to experience. - Karen Walsh, 2015
Kimberley Writer's Workshop
Tutor, Nandi wraps up the inaugural 2017 trip in a short video.
Kimberley Writer's Workshop with Dr Nandi Chinna
MAY 1 - 7, 2019.
Our sincerest apologies - we have had to cancel this trip due to low numbers. (Regards, Rachel, 12/04/2019)
What will you learn?
The great thing about being away from the city bustle for an extended period in a stunning landscape like the Kimberley is that the immersion in a spacious, peaceful, positive environment allows your writing to flow more freely.
The activities Nandi leads involve deep listening, sensory walking and wild writing and are designed to help you go deep blending thought, memory, feeling and sensation.
Enjoy tuition over 5 days in numerous locations plus many additional activities over 7 days. Develop and enrich your writing practice as you actively engage with the Kimberley landscape, the lifestyle and with the characters you’ll meet.
Learn by doing and produce many pieces of writing with ample opportunity to edit, read and perform your work.
Where will you be writing?
Stunning locations are within easy reach of the remote station.
The Cockburn Range
The King River valley
Boab trees, waterlilies, wildlife, birdlife
Young horses being worked
Cattle and stock workers on horse back
The night sky
Kimberley sunsets and sunrises
A beautiful billabong
What other activities are included?
Barramundi fishing, champagne sunsets, campfire singalong, headlamp hike, crocodile spotting, birdwatching, Ramsar wetland visit, aboriginal rock art.
ABOUT the TUTOR - Dr Nandi Chinna.
Nandi Chinna is a research consultant, award-winning poet and essayist and an inspiring teacher who has taught creative writing to people of all ages for over 20 years. After a successful Kimberley retreat in 2017 and 2018, this will be Nandi's third Kimberley workshop with On The Verandah. For more info about Nandi, visit her website.
Enjoy the warmth
Typical weather in May in the East Kimberley features an average daytime maximums of 33 degrees and average overnight minimums of 20.6 degrees. It is the end of the wet season so rain is unusual. Expect warm dry weather.
There are two main types of accommodation.
Bush Hut - Bush Huts each have one double bed, verandah, mosquito net, ensuite, fan, powerpoint, light, towels and linen. There are four Bush Huts suiting single or couples accommodation. Allocated on a first come, first served basis. Advantages of the bush hut - peaceful, beautiful views, wildlife to wake up to. Stay in a bush hut for an authentic Kimberley experience.
We have one SHARED bush hut with two single beds. This hut is best suited to friends or a couple.
Bunkhouse room - The two bunkhouse rooms are usually shared by two guests each. Each bunkhouse room has a double bed plus three single beds, air conditioning, overhead fans, towels, linen. The bunkhouse has a shared bathroom. Advantages of the bunkhouse - spacious, air conditioned, large verandahs, close to the homestead.
Note - If you holiday with us, we may have a night camping. All camping gear is supplied by us.
TWIN SHARE DBL & SGL - $3400pp.
TWIN SHARE DBL & SGL - with EARLY BIRD DEAL - $3200pp.
UNSHARED DBL accommodation - $3650pp.
UNSHARED DBL accommodation with EARLY BIRD DEAL - $3450pp.
1. Early Bird Deal - We offer a $200 discount per guest if paid in full 120 days before the start of the trip.
2. Non-writing friend discount. We offer 5% off the base price for friends of guests who are non-writers but want to tag along. Your friend will still need to add a single supplement of $250 to their price if not sharing a room.
3. Couples discount - 5% off the base price for both guests when they share a Bush Hut.
4. Loyalty Discount - 7.5% off the base price for guests who have joined us before on any On The Verandah trip. (It's 10% off if you joined us in 2018 or earlier.)
Discounts are not cumulative. Select the best discount that applies to you and nominate it at the time of booking.
6 night's accommodation
All *meals at the station, morning and afternoon teas
24/7 tea and coffee
Creative writing workshop over five days
Transfers to and from your Kununurra accommodation or the airport
All transport during the workshop
All activities as per the itinerary.
Flights to and from Kununurra
Alcohol, softdrinks, extra snacks.
Travel insurance - recommended.
*Some meals not included (Breakfast and lunch on day 1 and lunch and dinner on day 7 will need to be purchased).
Horse riding is available for an extra charge for experienced riders.
For a full list of INCLUSIONS and exclusions, click HERE to go to the FAQ's page.
A minimum deposit of $500pp will confirm your booking. Paying your balance by instalments is welcomed. Call Rachel today 0428 254 529.
Can't make it in 2019, but keen for 2020? Click to Join our mailing list Type "Nandi Writing" in the comments section and we'll keep you posted.
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2017 WRITING KIMBERLEY TRIP
2018 WRITING KIMBERLEY TRIP