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Retreat at EKO Resort

5 nights and 6 days of Writing Paradise with minimum 5 hours of exclusive writing time a day Open only to 10 writers – Registration closes on 31 December 2019.

What’s better than an inspirational venue that is magical and is a replica of unique herdsmen’s pre-historic Preskar huts amidst unspoiled nature?

Get away to Eko Resort, for exclusive writing time clubbed with interaction with local literary talent and trekking to Velika Planina, top Herdsmen’s settlement in Europe for a brainstorming session amidst breathtaking views.

Visiting Eco Resort Beneath Velika Planina, you will have a chance to experience this magic and uniqueness yourself. At the foothills of the Kamnik Alps, where fresh air fills your lungs, you will live in comfortable little cottages, resembling the unique architecture of real herdsmen's huts, the scent of wood and a view through the window conjure an enchanted atmosphere. You will be able to sense nature and yourself. You can entice your muse and get inspired to write something new or edit an existing work, develop your plot or research for your next project. For sure, a perfect place to drive your writer’s block away.

Interact with published authors over informal evening drinks or morning walks by the river and brainstorm about your work-in-progress or your finished manuscript.

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IS This For You?

Are you a writer that had once written and hid your work in life's unkind twists and turns with your inner voice too critical for you?

Are you having enough ideas but no time to sit and write? That meeting or the chores at home too much for you to handle? Then this escape is just for you.

You not only get time to write but also get to take part in a workshop to learn about branding yourself. You get to brainstorm that idea which has been gnawing you. And a brilliant night out in the desert a truly Bedouin experience that will be truly inspiring and you will cherish for a long time!


Retreat Curator, Author & Brand Expert

Deeba is the author of a women's fiction novel, 'Urma' which has been translated into Urdu and nominated for an award by Urdu Press Club. Her next book was 'Charcoal Blush' a collection of poems. Her next books in the pipeline - 'Will Time Find Us’ and ‘355 Days.’

She is an MBA with over two decades of corporate experience in building brands from advertising and events side. She has been at the helm of many top brands and strategized the launch and building of many household brands.

After a long and successful stint, she decided to follow her passion for writing and guiding authors in building their brands.

It's time to invest in our souls. To interact and help build each other up! - Deeba Salim Irfan


How Is This Retreat Unique

This is a retreat tailored to give you a serene surrounding to interact with your inner muse and finish your manuscript, edit it or rework on it.

It is the ONLY writer's retreat held in Slovenia's Velika Planina amidst tranquil surroundings with a chance to interact with local talent.

Exclusive Time To Write

Some of us just need some time alone to write. On this retreat, you will get 6 hours to write without interruption every day.

The unconventional setting for a workshop in the open to build your author brand.

Yoga & brainstorming in a multi-cultural environment with local authors and poets when available.

Program Outline (10-15 April 2020 5 nights & 6 Days )

10 April -Tue

Arrival in Ljubljana, drive to Golte, Kamnik Check-in and relax. Dinner at cafe.

11 April -Wed

8 am Morning Yoga by the river (Weather dependent) 10 am breakfast at cafe 11-6pm - Individual Writing time in your hut, light lunch in your hut 7-9pm - Dinner at cafe

12 April -Thurs

10 am breakfast at cafe 11- 5 pm - Individual Writing time in the hut.  7-9 pm - Dinner at cafe.

13 April -Fri

10 am breakfast at cafe 11-5 pm - Individual Writing time in your hut. 7 pm - 10 pm - interaction with Slovenian Poets and Authors over Dinner

14 April -Sat

10 am breakfast at cafe 10.30 - 6 pm - Velika Planina - 4.5 km trek in the most picturesque plateau of Slovenia, and half day workshop in the open! Packed snacks provided. (weather dependent, if it rains, it will be held inside the Resort) 7-10 pm -Enjoy Slovenian music by a live band at Resort over BBQ Dinner (Weather Dependent)

15 April -Sun

10 am breakfast at cafe Check-out and drive back to Ljubljana and flight back home

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Slovenia Weather in April

Avg. Temperature: 18 degrees - 5 degrees 50% chance of Rain (on an Average - 8 days a month it may rain) Avg 150 hrs of Sunshine in April