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Writer’s Retreat in Paris, France

March 24 - March 29

Writer’s Retreat in Paris, France

March 24-29, 2020

Join us in the City of Lights for an intensive 6-day writing retreat. Through daily workshops and writing exercises, you will come away from this week with a closer connection to your own voice, having written the stories you yearn to share, and most of all, the motivation and confidence to pursue and achieve your dreams as a writer.

We’ll spend this incredible week of writing and exploring the beautiful city of Paris with other like-minded female writers.

During Pink Pangea’s Writing Retreat in Paris we will:

  • Participate in interactive and guided writing workshops
  • Unleash and access our most powerful and useful tools — our words
  • Discover our ability to make an impact with our writing
  • Learn how to get published in diverse outlets
  • Leave with a portfolio that will encompass past and present experiences, an array of exploratory pieces, and reflective works

In Paris, we will:

  • Enjoy a historical walking tour through the city. We’ll visit the iconic Notre Dame de Paris, the world-famous Louvre, and the Parc des Tuileries. Explore Paris’ beautiful streets with the help of an expert local guide.
  • Tour through the incredible Versailles Palace & gardens
  • Participate in a guided tour of the largest opera house in Europe, the Opera Garnier.
  • Participate in daily writing workshops and indulge in delicious French meals.

Register now: Retreat in Paris

Our retreats sell out fast, so be sure to reserve your spot now! We close registration as soon as rooms sell out. Questions? Email us at hello@pinkpangea.com

Dates & Prices

Dates: March 24-29, 2020
Location: 
Duquesne Eiffel Hotel
Cost: $1,760 (single) | $1,590 (double)

To reserve your spot, fill out the registration form and submit a $250 deposit here.

What's Included

  • 5-night accommodations at the Duquesne Eiffel Hotel
  • An intimate group of 10-18 women from all over the world
  • Delicious French breakfast each day
  • Daily writing workshops
  • Tours through Paris, including Versailles
  • Sessions with writers and other guest speakers

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to France
  • Transportation tickets within France
  • Lunches & Dinners

Itinerary

Sample Schedule

Our breakfast will feature the best of French cuisine: croissants, brioche, expresso and so much more. After breakfast, we’ll get to work!

Our daily writing workshops are made up of traditional writing activities, as well as innovative exercises designed to open up our imaginations. In the afternoons we will tour through the stunning city. 

Some of the places we’ll visit include: the Eiffel Towel, Versaille Palace, the Opera Garnier and so much more. After our tours, we’ll have free time to rest, write, and then head to dinner.

Reviews

Under Jaclyn’s guidance, I found new direction for my writing and tackled topics that I haven’t been able to put down on paper until now. I shared my work and became part of a community of writers, whose feedback was invaluable to me. I dove into my fears and created new dreams for what I might do with my writing in the future. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. I’m already sad that it’s over.

– Katie Kindle

I now have the motivation and confidence to write and publish, which previously seemed more like a faraway fantasy. I learned that reality is what you create and build for yourself, not something you should wait for or leave for chance to decide.

– Nechama Winston

I appreciated meeting every woman in my group. We were all so different, coming from very different backgrounds and places, but we all shared our love of writing and traveling in common.

– Elayne Sanchez

I came out of it a different person than I went in…[Jaclyn] made us linger in our discomfort long enough to compel us to make a change. In fact, she had to relinquish control in order for it to be a catalyst. That’s a mark of a great teacher.

– Stephen Elliot

I finally remembered what I really need, and who I really am.

— Alex Pendleton

The trip did everything for me. Planned by the amazing team behind Pink Pangea, I can officially say the trip changed my life for the better. I not only practiced my writing in ways that expanded my passion and skill, but I also made friends of all different ages from all over the world that I now consider some of the greatest people I’ve ever met.

– Kathryn Cardin

I stumbled upon Pink Pangea’s writing retreat. I only had to read through the page once to know that this was the right time and the right opportunity to finally take that risk. I signed up in a heartbeat, and I am so glad that I did.

– Julianne Kanter

The only reason I submitted an article and was accepted was because I went to the writing retreat and gained the confidence needed as a writer to think my writing was even good enough to submit to a major online publication.

— Shannon Whaley

Writer’s Retreat in Paris, France

Who Participates

Pink Pangea retreats bring together women of all ages who:

  • Want to gain new skills and tools that will improve their writing and publishing potential
  • Have an itch to write
  • Are ready to sharpen their unique voice
  • Want to receive feedback and gain confidence in their writing
  • Love to explore new places
  • Enjoy sharing their stories with other travelers
  • First timers to Paris, as well as frequent travelers

Facilitator

Jaclyn Mishal

Jaclyn Mishal is a co-founder of Pink Pangea. Since 2006, Jaclyn has worked in the travel industry, connecting thousands of individuals with international academic, volunteer, and internship opportunities. In addition to her work devoted to making the “gap year” mainstream, Jaclyn played an integral role in developing international service learning programs.

An entrepreneur, writing teacher and an inspirational public speaker, Jaclyn’s speciality is guiding people to express themselves fully. Her creative guided writing activities help even the most seasoned writers break out of their habits and expand their abilities. Jaclyn has led writing and Fearless Living workshops internationally in partnership with colleges and companies, including Google, Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Wellesley College, Wagner College, REI, Global Yoga Journeys and Hostelling International.

According to Jaclyn, writing enables us to access parts of ourselves that we may have trouble expressing otherwise. Jaclyn is a certified yoga instructor, whose travels have taken her through the Middle East, Europe, North America and Central America. She holds a B.S. from Binghamton University.

Jaclyn’s maternal grandmother survived the Holocaust and her paternal grandmother fled Baghdad, Iraq. To them, Jaclyn dedicates her work to providing a space for women to share their stories.

Writer’s Retreat in Paris, France

Pre-Trip

Pink Pangea’s staff will provide all of the information and support that you need to make this experience exceptional.

Trip Resources

Before the retreat, Pink Pangea will send you details about arriving in and departing from Paris; as well as packing information.

Check out some great articles featured on Pink Pangea about traveling to Paris here:

Three French Stereotypes That Are Completely Wrong

Tips for Women Travelers in France

Thirty Years Living in France: Where it All Began

FAQ

I’m new to writing workshops. Will I fit in?

Absolutely! Jaclyn’s unique writing prompts and exercises benefit both new and experienced writers. The Pink Pangea community is encouraging, and all writers are welcome.

I’m a seasoned writer who has been published in a various media outlets. What will I get out of this retreat?

Jaclyn’s speciality is guiding people to express themselves fully. Her creative guided writing activities help even the most seasoned writers break out of their habits and expand their abilities.

How old are the women who attend the retreat?

Women of all ages attend Pink Pangea retreats.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the retreat, email us at hello@pinkpangea.com.

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“The women I met on the retreat were so talented and inspiring – I love keeping in touch with them and seeing what they’re pursuing after our shared retreat experiences. I recommend the Pink Pangea writing retreat to any woman of any age who has a penchant for exploration and a willingness to try something new!”

-Morgan Fletcher

Writing & Touring Retreat in Paris, France
The view from our Paris Retreat Hotel.

“I finally remembered what I really need, and who I really am.” — Alex Pendleton

Paris Retreat

“I appreciated meeting every woman in my group. We were all so different, coming from very different backgrounds and places, but we all shared our love of writing and traveling in common.” 

– Elayne Sanchez

writer's retreat in Paris, France

“If I can say anything about our writing course leader Jaclyn, she is an amazing facilitator. Not only did she encourage every single person from day one, but she discovered how to nurture our creativity and confidence.”
— Liz Sundin (Read Liz’s full review here)

Tel Aviv Retreat

About Jaclyn Mishal

Jaclyn MishalJaclyn Mishal is a co-founder of Pink Pangea. An entrepreneur, writing teacher and an inspirational public speaker, Jaclyn’s speciality is guiding people to express themselves fully. Her creative guided writing activities help even the most seasoned writers break out of their habits and expand their abilities. According to Jaclyn, writing enables us to access parts of ourselves that we may have trouble expressing otherwise. For more about Jaclyn visit www.pinkpangea.com/about

Details

Start:
March 24
End:
March 29
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