Calling all writers! Join Helena Kriel on the ‘Passage to India’






JAN. 19 – 28, 2015

Spalding MFA in Writing faculty member Helena Kriel has designed a 10-day trip to India especially for writers.

Imagine a tailor-made creative journey. Imagine being a VIP delegate at the Jaipur Literature Festival, called “the greatest literary show on earth” by noted magazine editor Tina Brown. Four simultaneous events, in all genres, happen under rainbow tents with the top literary names. Imagine regional food cooked by chefs and rocking to world music at night and invites to all the parties.

Imagine venturing into India: Taj Mahal at sunset, riding camels into the desert to a pristine dune and overnighting in a tented camp. Imagine teaching writing to street children. Imagine being guests at a sumptuous wedding, doing yoga, learning how to cook Indian food and attending a temple “puja.” Imagine being up close with elephants at a sanctuary in Jaipur with a chance to bathe them.

JAIPUR1Imagine accommodations in one-of-a-kind boutique hotels and interesting, varied food, from street food to meals cooked by chefs.

Imagine gathering material from the festival and talking, comparing, writing, reading with your fellow journeymen.

Under Helena Kriel’s stewardship you will return with pages written and an experience that should find its way into your work. If you feel like you have been writing in black-and-white, you will return writing in Technicolor.

The trip cost covers all meals, accommodations, VIP passes to the festival, yoga class, cooking class, all special experiences, the camel safari, all tours, a luxury bus, English-speaking guides and Helena Kriel’s stewardship.

The price does not include international airfare.

Early bird special of $2,699 if booked before Aug. 31.
$2,799 if booked after.



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