For the next 24 weeks, you are invited to join Beth Barany and I as we share with you about the magic of travel and writing. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, novels, short stories, personal essays or keep journals, we will offer information, tips, techniques and tools for using travel to inspire, inform, enrich and empower your writing. Starting today, look for posts from both of us at diviningthemuse.com/blog and writersfunzone.com/blog every other Wednesday. And get information on our destination retreats, Beth’s in Paris, mine near Delphi, Greece.
For this week’s post, Beth and I thought we’d share with you why we’ve chosen Paris, France and near Delphi, Greece for our retreats.
For me, I have had a life-long fascination with Greek myth and I even took a course on it in college. The stories of the gods and goddesses of the Greeks have influenced much of Western culture, including art and literature, over the centuries.
Here, too, is where the famous oracle, the Oracle of Delphi gave messages to those who came seeking her wisdom.
When, as a writer, you write from your deepest knowing, you write from that place of myth, that place of symbol and metaphor and meaning.
So it felt natural to lead a writing retreat at the home of the gods and goddesses of ancient myths. After all, what better place to connect clearly with the Muse through sleep and conscious dreams, to perform ritual and ask for insights from the Oracle, or to call up your best story, your most meaningful and imaginative words? All while being soothed by warm ocean breezes and nourished with the delicious foods that Greece has to offer.
Greece is an ancient source of story and creativity. And a great place for an intimate writing retreat.
You can get more information about my retreat here.
And check out Beth’s post on why Paris here.