India calling writers - The Himalayan Writing Retreat

Chetan Mahajan
August 8, 2019

Imagine a writing adventure in a mystical and exotic land. Now imagine landing in this strange place and meeting a friend who takes care of your stay in different towns, your travel, even your food & water - and introduces you to a great group of writers and an awesome teacher.

India is that land. Paula Younger and Alex Lemon are those teachers. And Chetan Mahajan - a Penguin Published author - is that friend. The Himalayan Writing Retreat offers two retreats this in the spring of 2020 - one dedicated to Fiction and the other to Memoir. The retreats are thought through to minute detail. Every meal, every trip and every stay has been planned and booked. Your stay in Delhi is at a hand-picked B&B very popular with international travelers. You travel by a private coach to visit the Taj Mahal. Then you travel by train to the Himalayas where you write. You spend a week at the Himalayan Writing Retreat - a place purpose-built for writers. It is rated 5-star by its participants. Here you workshop your writing, do generative sessions and enjoy lots of free writing time. The free-writing and sessions are mixed in with yoga, local food, and short local trips which gives you a flavor of Himalayan Life in India. Only ten participants are accepted, keeping the retreat personal and creating lifelong friendships. Participants rave about the experience, and you can hear them in person in  this 4-minute video.


17 - 27 March, Himalayan Memoir Writers Retreat led by Alex Lemon, a poet and author of two memoirs including Happy: A Memoir (Scribner 2010). Alex teaches at the Texas Christian University.

31 Mar - 10 Apr, 2020 - Fiction Writers Retreat, led by Paula Younger, a Beacon award winning teacher from Lighthouse.

PRICE: USD 2800 all inclusive (covers airport pick and drop, all transfers, in-country travel, twin-sharing stays, yoga sessions, tips and taxes. It does not include alcohol and your international flight to and from Delhi). 

Details and application form at .