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Cost of the Residency: 

Earth House with attached bathroom (1) - 35,000 Rs

Private Tree House with double bed (3) - 33,000 Rs

Double Bed in a shared Tree House (1) - 26,000 Rs

Single Bed in a shared Tree House (4) - 24,000 Rs

*The costs are all inclusive and cover food + stay at the residency for 4 nights and 5 days. 

*It will be season time in Goa, so those wishing to stay back and explore the beautiful beaches and food and events can definitely do so. Goa has a vibrant art and culture scene. 

*Poets attending the residency will get an opportunity to perform for an audience. 

22nd - 26th January 2020
The Poetry Retreat #2
A poetry boot-camp to improve your writing and performance.  

Welcome to the second edition of The Poetry Retreat. This is a unique residency that has been designed only for poets in India. 

Located in the lush Saraya Eco Stay in a quiet corner of North Goa, poets are bound to be inspired by the surroundings. Poets will be housed in beautiful bamboo tree houses and be one with nature. 


This is an immersive residency program designed to give poets all the tools they need to understand the elements of a poem, how to write for the page and performance, how to edit poetry and finally how to become a poem when you perform. 

The residency is open to 8 poets from around India in varying stages of their poetry journey. You could have just started writing/performing poetry or you could be working on a collection of poems that you hope to publish. There will be 3 mentors guiding you through the different techniques of writing and performing poetry. You will have access to one-on-one mentoring as well as group lectures and discussions. 


The residency covers food and accommodation for 4 nights and 5 days. We have worked very hard at making sure that this residency is affordable and highly engaging. 

Poets residing in Goa

As a resident of Goa, you are eligible to be a part of The Poetry Retreat at a nominal cost.  You will avail all the benefits of the residency, and have access to all the course materials etc. There are only few spots available.

What the Residency offers: 
  • A safe space to share your poems and feelings. 

  • One-on-one discussions and feedback with the facilitators. 

  • Course Materials, notebooks, pens.

  • Guidance on writing/performing & publishing poetry. 

  • Access to all spaces within the eco-stay.

  • Meals & tea/coffee for the duration of the retreat. 

  • Wifi connectivity.  

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