THE MINDFUL WRITER

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WALTER MASON

13 - 23 June 2023

Vietnam

Learn how to seize the moment and liberate your creativity with this 10-day tour and writing workshop.

 

World-renowned travel writer, writing mentor and South East Asia expert Walter Mason will guide you through the lush tropical heart of the Mekong Delta, sharing his local knowledge and wealth of literary, cultural, and historical insights. His daily writing workshops, often held in offbeat, inspiring locations, will stretch your creative boundaries and energise your practice. Under Walter’s guidance you will learn the art of meditative writing and how to get into creative flow. You can take this time to continue work on an established project or to start a new one, such as a travelogue.

 

This is a unique opportunity to experience a transformative shift in your writing practice while immersed in stunning Vietnam.

WALTER MASON

Walter Mason, author of “Destination Saigon” and “Destination Cambodia,” has been in love with Vietnam for most of his lifetime, and has been travelling and studying there since 1994.

 

Walter has studied Buddhism with some of Vietnam’s great masters and was a student at the Ho Chi Minh Social Sciences University in Saigon studying the Vietnamese language.

He is the Vice President of the NSW Dickens Society and a well-known travel writer and speaker.

Walter is also a popular teacher of writing, mindfulness and creativity.

As well as leading tours to Vietnam, Walter teaches Cambodian, Vietnamese and Buddhist history.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daily writing workshops designed to awaken your creative flow. You can take this time to continue work on an established project or to start a new one, such as a travelogue

  • Sojourn at some of Vietnam's most beautiful, luxurious and historic hotels

  • Cruise along the lush, winding waterways of the Mekong Delta, where you'll gain insight into Vietnamese life on the water

  • Sample exotic fresh local fruits at the famed Cái Răng floating market and many other local specialties of the region

  • A guided tour through the Tra Su forest and a visit to local Khmer villages, meeting Buddhist monks at their monastery

  • Experience local life in Saigon as we visit Walter’s very own little neighbourhood

  • Follow in the footsteps of some of the most interesting writers on Vietnam, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Graham Greene and Marguerite Duras

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