11 September 2016
Writing Ashram - a monastic Writing Development Residence
In a Writing Ashram we use the method of a monastic lifestyle to enhance writing productivity. This special work environment allows you to deepen your writing process, improve your self regulation, enforce your writing
competence, write extensively and push your text project forward. Nothing but Writing.
Quite ironically, the time for concentration and intellectual contemplation seems to be eroding at universities.
Therefore Ingrid Scheruebl and Katja Guenther developed the project Writing Ashram - a monastary simulation for academics located in the countryside outside Berlin.
The new quality in focus and boost of productivity, that come through living in this monastary-like daily structure, away from all chores, with other writers for a couple of days is quite astonishing.
What is a Writing Ashram?
Aschram (sanskrit) is the hindu version of a monastery and means „place of endeavour“. The Writing ashram is a retreat for academics and professional writers and uses the method of monastery life to push forward text projects. You follow a strict daily routine and experience the best concentration and work devotion you can get: without the distractions of the internet and daily chores, but instead meditation, some physical exercise out in the nature, and inspirational breaks you can go deeply in your writing.
You are supported through optional workshops with the writing trainers Katja and Ingrid - one individual coaching session is included.
Ingrid Scherübl and Katja Günther, both writing coaches
PhD-students, Post-Docs and other Professional Writers
EUR 890: .
More information: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/service/scholarships/