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dom, 20 oct


Puerto Viejo de Talamanca


Break free from burnout, overcome writer’s block, and immerse yourself in a haven of inspiration, sisterhood, and relaxation. Join us on a transformative retreat to reignite your creativity.


Time & Location

20 oct 2024, 2:00 p. m. – 27 oct 2024, 10:00 a. m.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Playa negra 1, 2 km oeste Hotel Banana Azul, Limón, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, 70403, Costa Rica

About The Event

The retreat

Join us for an enriching week in Costa Rica’s lush Caribbean jungle, just moments away from the vibrant Puerto Viejo beach town! Each morning will begin with yoga, quiet time, writing workshops, and a delicious healthy breakfast. Afternoons will be dedicated to writing, exploration, and most importantly relaxation. Whether you are a published, or agented, writer in need of dedicated writing time to work on your manuscript, or you want to explore your creative side in an encouraging environment, this retreat is for you.

All workshops aim to nurture your writing voice and boost your creative confidence in a pressure-free setting. You will have the time and space to create new work, revise your works-in-progress, or to simply just be!

You will leave the retreat rested, and with the foundations of a healthy writing practice, and a lifelong community of Black Women and Women of Colour writers from around the globe.

Dates: Sunday 20th October – Sunday 27th October 2024

**This will be our last retreat! Join us for this special finale retreat!!!***

Daily Morning Yoga

Awaken each day with a touch of serenity and a splash of vitality as our sun-kissed mornings kick off with rejuvenating yoga in our expansive shala. Guided by seasoned and certified yoga practitioners, these sessions are a symphony of wellness tailored for every level and ability. No need to fret about mats or equipment – we’ve got you covered. Just slip into your comfiest attire, and let the magic of the mat unfold beneath the canvas of the morning sky.


At our retreat, we celebrate the essence of farm-to-table dining, ensuring that each meal is a masterpiece crafted from the finest, locally sourced produce. Picture the crisp crunch of just-picked vegetables, the succulent sweetness of ripe fruits, and the invigorating zest of hand-pressed juices. Our chef transforms these ingredients into culinary works of art, plated to perfection. From sunrise to sunset, savor the goodness of nature’s bounty as it graces your plate, creating a dining experience that nourishes both body and soul. The retreat package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All dietary requirements and preferences will taken into account. On some days, we’ll enjoy lunch on the beach, or by the waterfall!

Writing workshops Starting to Write/Finding the Spark Workshop

Embark on your writing journey with our Starting to Write Workshop, where creativity takes center stage. Discover the sparks that ignite your imagination and learn the essential tools to kickstart your writing endeavors. From unleashing your inner storyteller to conquering the blank page, this workshop is your compass into the captivating world of words.

Discovering and rediscovering Black Women in Literature

The objective of this workshop is to explore the works of  Black women authors. We will be studying classic literature as well as some new classics, finding common experiences, and examining the way that different authors use language to illuminate the inner lives of Black women and girls.

Fiction-Writing: Character, Plot & Setting/World-Building Workshop

Dive deep into the art of fiction in our immersive workshop. Explore the intricacies of character development, craft compelling plots, and learn the secrets of building vivid settings and immersive worlds. Whether you’re a novice seeking foundational skills or a seasoned writer refining your techniques, this workshop is your gateway to crafting compelling and unforgettable stories.

Poetry Workshop and Open Mic

Delve into the enchanting realm of poetry in our dedicated workshop. Unleash your creativity through the power of words, rhythm, and emotion. Whether you’re a seasoned poet or just dipping your toes into verse, this workshop provides a nurturing space to explore different poetic forms, techniques, and discover your unique poetic voice! We’ll end the day with an open mic night.

Editing/Routes into Publishing Workshop

Sharpen your editorial skills and navigate the intricate path to publishing success in our Editing/Routes into Publishing Workshop. From refining manuscripts to understanding the various routes to publication, this workshop equips you with the knowledge and tools needed to polish your work and confidently embark on the journey to becoming a published author. Whether traditional or self-publishing, discover the routes that align with your goals and aspirations.

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica extends majestically from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea with a width distance of barely 200 miles. Its land portion occupies only 20 thousand square miles. The variations in landscape and climate from province to province are stunning.

Costa Rica is one of the most highly valued tourist destinations on the planet. This small piece of land has all the necessary components to intrigue and continually satisfy the millions who visit each year. Costa Rica has extensive tourism offerings, including rainforests, volcanoes, rivers travelling through the mountains, beaches, national parks and forest reserves.

One of the first terms you’ll hear when in Costa Rica is “Pura vida,” which literally means ‘pure life.’ These two words sum up everything that makes this Central American paradise so amazing.

This Journey is Uniquely Crafted for You if…
  • You are burnt out from work, deadlines, personal life or academia
  • You are looking for rest and relaxation
  • You love solo travelling
  • You are a writer in need of dedicated writing time and / or inspiration
  • You dream of being a published writer but don’t know where to start
  • You are looking for sisterhood and community
  • You are feeling ‘stuck’ creatively or otherwise
  • Want to celebrate yourself and your achievements in community with other Black Women and Women and of Colour writers
This Journey is Probably Not for You if…
  • You are not a Black Woman or Woman of Colour – thank you for respecting this space
  • Do not do well away from home


Christina Fonthes, a Congolese-British writer, holds a wealth of experience in workshop leading. She is the proud owner and founder of REWRITE, a creative writing organisation that empowers Black Women and Women of Colour writers worldwide. Christina found her writing voice in 2014 whilst living in Manchester, where she fell in love with and began writing and performing poetry. Her mantra, ‘Telling stories through any means possible,’ allows her to bring untold stories to life through writing and community engagement. Christina was awarded the Royal Society of Literature’s Sky Arts Award in 2021. She currently lives in London and is working on her debut novel WHERE YOU GO, I WILL GO which will publish with Tinder Press in Spring 2025.


*These exclusive prices are available for REWRITE MEMBERS and individuals who have attended previous retreats in Costa Rica and Portugal. To become a member click here.

  • Members Presale Triple Occupancy: £1,925 / $2,415 / €2,243 (ends 31st Jan 2024, limited rooms)
  • Members Presale Double Occupancy: £2,200 / $2,760 / €2,564 (ends 31st Jan 2024)
  • Members Presale Single Occupancy: £2,550 / $3,252 / €2,983 (ends 31st Jan 2024, limited rooms )  SOLD OUT
  • Members regular Triple Occupancy: £2,024 / $2,540 / €2,358 (limited rooms)
  • Members regular Double Occupancy: £2,300 / $2,880 / €2,679
  • Members regular Single Occupancy: £2,650 / $3,379 / €3,100 SOLD OUT
STANDARD PRICES (non-membership)
  • Standard Early Bird Triple Occupancy: £2,224 / $2,790 / €2,591 (ends 31st May 2024, limited rooms)
  • Standard Early Bird Double Occupancy: £2,514 / $3,154 / €2,928 (ends 31st May 2024)
  • Standard Early Bird Single Occupancy: £2,864 / $3,652 / €3,350 (ends 31st May 2024, limited rooms) SOLD OUT
  • Standard Triple Occupancy: £2,524 / $3,167 / €2,940 (limited rooms)
  • Standard Double Occupancy: £2,814 / $3,530 / €3,278
  • Standard Single Occupancy: £3,164 / $4,024 / €3,696 (limited rooms) SOLD OUT
To Join Us

**This will be our last retreat! Join us for this special finale retreat!!!***

  • Choose your room type
  • Make your non-refundable deposit of £500 / $630 / €582
  • 50% of your balance is due within 3 months of booking
  • You can then pay the remaining 50% in 3 monthly installments, or pay the remaining amount within 3 months
  • Final payment is due by 20th September 2024
  • 5% discount if paid in full


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