THE MINDFUL WRITER
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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.
This is a unique opportunity to experience a transformative shift in your writing practice while immersed in stunning Vietnam.
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.
Daily writing workshops where you can work on one project, ideas for new projects or a travelogue of your experiences on the trip
Cruising along the lush, winding waterways of the Mekong Delta, where you'll gain insight into Vietnamese life on the water
Sampling fresh local fruits at the famed Cái Răng floating market
Traipsing through the Tra Su forest and visit local Khmer villages, meeting Buddhist monks at their monastery
Experience what it’s like to live as a local in Ho Chi Minh City as we visit Walter’s own little neighbourhood
Following in the footsteps of some of the most interesting writers on Vietnam, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Graham Greene and Marguerite Duras