GOLDEN CIRCLE SCREENWRITING RETREAT

SELFOSS, ICELAND | FALL 2020

ABOUT THE RETREAT

Relax and write with us in Iceland! Surrounded by jaw dropping views of geysers, waterfalls and the northern lights, this retreat will focus on relaxing the mind in order to write creatively, with no boundaries.

 

Every morning we will meet at a charming cottage, nestled in the middle of Iceland's "Golden Circle". Our gatherings will begin with a short meditation session to clear our minds. From there, we will dive into writing exercises and techniques. Afternoons are yours for writing and exploring the stunning vistas of this country. Evenings will bring us together again for a Screenwriters Circle, where we will perform table reads on work from the day. 

The goal of this workshop is for participants to relax and write a short piece that can be shared at the end of the week in our final table read.

The cost of this retreat includes the workshop fee, snacks & beverages at the cottage, and daily feedback on your work. 

A $200 deposit is required to book your spot in the retreat.

Join us!

Sept. 26 - Oct. 2, 2020

$599 USD

THE GOLDEN CIRCLE CABIN

This gorgeous cabin, a 10 min drive north of Selfoss, will be the site of our daily writing meetups. With sweeping views and a steaming hot tub, it is sure to promote relaxation and inspiration in our writing. Located in the middle of Iceland's "Golden Circle", it is also the perfect take-off point for daily adventures

A few popular excursions:

  • The National Park Þingvellir (40 min drive)

  • Gullfoss Waterfall (50 min drive)

  • Geysir Geothermal Area (45 min)

  • Kerið Volcano Crater (3 min drive)

  • Secret Lagoon of Flúðir (40 min drive)

  • Blue Lagoon (1.5hr - or 10 min from airport!)

GETTING THERE

ITINERARY

Below you will find a rough itinerary of the program. Each day will allow individuals time to write and/or explore the beautiful land we are visiting!

Day 1: Sept. 26

6-9PM: Evening meet and greet at our lodge! We will have snacks & wine.

 

Day 2: Sept. 27

8AM – 12PM: Idea/Structure Workshop

7PM – 8PM: Writer’s Circle

 

Day 3: Sept. 28

8AM – 12PM: Character Workshop 

7PM – 8PM: Writer’s Circle

 

Day 4: Sept. 29

8AM - 12PM: Scene Workshop

7PM – 8PM: Writer’s Circle

 

Day 5: Sept. 30

8AM – 12PM: Craft Workshop

7PM – 8PM: Writer’s Circle.

 

Day 6: Oct. 1

8AM – 12PM: Next Steps Workshop

7PM – 10PM: Farewell Dinner Celebrations with Script Readings

 

Day 7: Oct. 2

Everyone heads home!

Selfoss is a 1 hour and 25 minute drive from the Reykjavik / Keflavik Intl. Airport. I recommend renting a car (you will need one to get to the retreat every day). You can do this from the airport, but make sure to book in advance. Once you arrive, you have a few options for accommodations. There are several hotels, guesthouses, and home/room rentals (via Airbnb & VRBO). In my experience, Airbnb and VRBO provide the most variety.

Options:

Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit Iceland! The Northern lights are starting up, but the days are not too short yet. However, it can be chilly and sometimes rainy.

 

Here are some recommended items for this trip:

  • Rain coat

  • Hiking boots

  • Bathing suit

  • Wool socks

  • Warm clothes (lots of layers!)

  • Power Adaptor (for electronics if coming from North America)

  • Gloves & Hat

  • Sandals (for Hot Springs)

WHAT TO BRING

DAY TRIP IDEAS:

GOLDEN CIRCLE & SECRET LAGOON

RED LAVA HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR

NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR

SOUTH COAST GLACIER LAGOON

GOLDEN CIRCLE & VOLCANIC CRATER

RYKAJADALUR HOT SPINGS HIKE

None of these tours are affiliated with Script Society! Just some fun ideas to maximize your experience.

Can't wait to see you there!