CREATEPLACE LIFE WRITING RETREAT - Celebrating Strengths and Survival

Be fully immersed in your writing in a welcoming environment for two days and leave the retreat feeling energised and enthused about your future.


These highly interactive workshops provide activities that encourage insights into strategies for personal self-care and wellness through the sharing of word and story and require no prior writing experience.  

Createplace Writing

This is a 2-day program of activities @ Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Tamborine Mountain



Fri, 19 and Sat, 20 November


10am registration for the first day and then, the event will be held until 6pm.
On Saturday, the workshop will go from 
9.30am - 4pm (approximately)


Dinner option for Friday night to be advised (not included in workshop price)



Vonda Youngman Community Centre,Tamborine Mountain



Scenic Rim Residents $55 p/p for two days

Non Scenic Rim Residents $90 p/p for two days

Catering is included in the ticket price

Retreat DRAFT Program (PDF download




Online, at the Box Office in person or by phone (07 5540 5050

During office hours: Tues - Fri, 10am - 4pm

The Retreat Experience Inclusions:

  • Dedicated writing time in a quiet location away from the distractions of everyday life.
  • Two full days of Workshops and Activities including 4 Life Writing genres: poetry, narrative, digital storytelling and folk tales 
  • Access to 4 specialist Life Writing Mentors for the entire retreat. 
  • Opportunity to sign up for one-on-one Mentoring Sessions.
  • A unique opportunity to connect with other writers in your community and make life-long friends.
  • A safe space to share your story and/or receive constructive feedback.
  • Free time for writing and reflection. 
  • Numerous local accommodation options if you wish to stay in the area (at own cost).

Createplace Life Writing

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Vonda Youngman Community Centre