The Hidden Writer Workshop Retreats are two-day and three-day writing workshop retreats for budding writers, based at the Northern Arts Hotel’s boutique accommodation in Castlemaine. Ten participants will discover their hidden writer in a convivial atmosphere, delight in local artisanal food and wine and enjoy an introduction to Castlemaine’s cultural wealth and historic heritage.
The host, Ingrid Gaiotto, is an experienced tour operator and Castlemaine resident, known for taking unforgettable tours to her home country, Italy. Ingrid will lead participants on an immersive encounter with Castlemaine, guaranteed to stimulate the creative juices and a deeper experience of this culturally rich community.
The workshops will be facilitated by local writer, Sherri McIver. Sherri has worked as a journalist and advertising copywriter, written scripts for TV as well as poetry and song lyrics and is currently ghost writing and editing several memoirs. Sherri has held many successful creative workshops in Central Victoria, Northern Queensland, Western Australia and Melbourne. Johnny Baker's pastry shop will provide breakfast, some of the meals will be catered in-house and for others, participants can choose from the myriad local restaurants and eateries.