The Himalayan Writing Workshop

Boot-camp for aspiring writers

Learn everything you need to know about writing: the basic elements of a good book, plot, character, editing and so on. Find inspiration for your writing from the ultimate muse - the himalayas. You are coached by two published authors - Chetan Mahajan and Vandita Dubey. The learning applies to fiction and non-fiction. This workshop is for Novice-Intermediate writers.

Maximum 10 Participants. 

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    17-21 October, 2018
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    INR 24,900 (3 learning days, twin-sharing stay,food, taxes.)

HBB Writreat - Writing and Marketing

Learn how to write and market your book.

Kafka, Dickinson, Stieg Larsson, Sylvia Plath all wrote brilliantly. Yet they died without fame and were really appreciated only after they died. Maybe they were ahead of their time. Or maybe they didn’t know how to sell.


We want to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.


This 3 day “Writreat” digs deep into the craft of writing well. We have a special emphasis on how to publish and sell you work. We’ve partnered with the good folks at Half Baked Beans, who are book marketing experts. Day 3 of this workshop goes into how to publish and market your book. Through this workshop, you also have a shot at having your short story included in the anthology that HBB is bringing out. First 10 Participants accepted.

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    15-19 August, 2018
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    INR 24,900 (3 learning days, twin-sharing stay,food, taxes)

Writing for self Workshop

Writing to look inwards

Most writing is outward looking, But writing has long been known as a great tool for self understanding and self growth. Dr Vandita Dubey has designed and will be conducting a workshop on writing as a form of self growth. Through a host of different creative writing exercises participants at this workshop will get an opportunity to self reflect, gain some insights into their thoughts and feelings, and possibly find a new perspective or a better way to deal with life’s challenges. This program is open to writers of all levels.

Max. 10 Participants.

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    10-14 October, 2018
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    INR 24,900 (3 learning days, twin-sharing stay,food, taxes.)

The Himalayan Writer's Retreat

Inspiration for advanced writers

A few of us know what we want to write, and are seeking that perfect setting and a long stretch of uninterrupted days to do our "deep" work.  The Writer's retreat is for the advanced writer seeking distraction-free writing. Inspiration is at hand with the majesty of the Himalayas. So are experienced mentors. The event is co-hosted by an international mentor (to be confirmed), Chetan and Vandita. 

Max 5 Participants.

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    Late March 2019 (final dates to be confirmed)
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    USD 2000 (10 writing days, single room stay, food, taxes). The inspiration is free. 

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