Event New Norcia Weekend Away - April 17-18, 2021 **SOLD OUT**

West Travel Club

**This event is fully booked**

Whether you’d like to …

* Just come for the weekend, meet the team, spend time with like-minded people, explore, rest a little and come to our concert.

* Learn skills and techniques in our travel writing sessions.

* Photowalk with professionals and hone your image making.

… there’s a package for all on New Norcia Weekend Away on Saturday April 17 and Sunday April 18, staying in a grand and renovated building, with all meals included.

Stephen Scourfield, Will Yeoman and Mogens Johansen, with other colleagues from West Travel Club, will spend the weekend celebrating all that is WA. Although being in New Norcia, now isolated from heavy traffic by its bypass, is rather like experiencing a slice of Old Spain, too! We will stay at the renovated New Norcia Hostel — a touch of grand WA, with its sweeping staircase, contemporary bedrooms and big verandahs. All meals will be included, and the bar will be open.

We held a successful inaugural weekend at New Norcia last year.

Then, we stayed in the Monastery Guesthouse and concentrated on a program of writing and photography sessions. This time, we are mixing it up a bit. Or, rather, offering a bit of a pick-and-mix. (Even for those who came before, this will be a different weekend.)


The Three Packages

PACKAGE 1: TRAVEL CLUB EXPERIENCE: Price: $325.00

Come and meet the time and other like-minded readers, tour New Norcia, join us for an evening words and music concert, and a panel session — and have time to sleep in, sit on the verandah and read a bit, too.

Saturday

9am Arrival and Registration.

9.30am Welcome & Morning Tea “in company”.

11am Monastery Guided Walk, via Visitor Centre.

12.30pm Lunch “in company”.

Afternoon at leisure (Museum & Art Gallery pass included).

3.30pm Afternoon tea “in company”.

5pm to 11pm Bar open (Alcohol is not included in the package price).

5.30pm to 7pm Abbey Church Performance with Stephen Scourfield and guests.

7.15pm Dinner.

9pm Travel Storytime.

Sunday

Breakfast “in company”.

9am to 10.30am Travel Team Panel Session with Stephen Scourfield, Will Yeoman and Mogens Johansen.

10.30am to 12pm at leisure.

12pm to 1.30pm Lunch and farewell.


PACKAGE 2: WRITING WORKSHOP PACKAGE With Will Yeoman

Price: $375.00 per person

Saturday

9am Arrival and Registration.

9.30am Welcome & Morning Tea “in company”.

10am to 11am How Good is Grammar?! —Tools of the trade.

11am to 11.15am Stretch break.

11.15am to 12.15pm From Parrot to Poet — Mimicking the masters.

12.30pm Lunch “in company”.

2pm to 3.30pm The Art of Travel Writing — A conversation with Stephen Scourfield.

3.30pm Afternoon tea “in company”.

4pm to 5.15pm The Lie of the Land — Travel writing & creative non-fiction.

5pm to 11pm Bar open (Alcohol is not included in the package price).

5.30pm to 7pm Abbey Church Performance with Stephen Scourfield and guests.

7.15pm Dinner.

9pm Travel Storytime.

Sunday

6.30am to 8am Field Notes — Outdoor writing experience (optional).

8am to 9am Breakfast “in company”.

9am to 10.30am Travel Team Panel Session with Stephen Scourfield, Will Yeoman and Mogens Johansen.

10.30am to 12pm Get It Together — Drafting, crafting & making sense of your notes.

12pm to 1.30pm Lunch & Farewell.



PACKAGE 3: PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP PACKAGE With Mogens Johansen *SOLD OUT**

Price: $375.00 per person

Saturday

9am Arrival and Registration.

9.30am Welcome & Morning Tea “in company”.

10am to 11am Seeing Pictures — Show &Tell screen session. With Mogens Johansen and Stephen Scourfield.

11am to 12am Photowalk — Create a picture story from New Norcia.

12.30pm Lunch “in company”.

2pm to 3pm Photo session — Managing low light inside St Gertrude’s Chapel.

3.30pm Afternoon tea “in company”.

4pm to 5pm Participants select and submit pictures for critique session on Sunday.

5pm to 11pm Bar open (Alcohol is not included in the package price).

5.30pm to 7pm Abbey Church Performance with Stephen Scourfield and guests.

7.15pm Dinner.

9pm Photowalk — Astrophotography (or 9pm Travel Storytime.)

Sunday

6.30am to 8am Photowalk — Early Light.

8am to 9am Breakfast “in company”.

9am to 10.30am Travel Team Panel Session with Stephen Scourfield, Will Yeoman and Mogens Johansen.

10.30am to 12pm View and critique participants’ pictures.

12pm to 1.30pm Lunch & Farewell.



ACCOMMODATION

Our New Norcia Weekend Away is on Saturday April 17 and Sunday April 18, 2021.

All accommodation will be in comfortable, modern rooms.

No bedrooms have ensuites, but bathrooms are refurbished and sparklingly clean.

All meals are include in the price, and dietary requirements will be catered for.

To Book: click the book button at the top of the page or call 1800 429 000, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm and one of the team can do the booking over the phone for you.

We have limited numbers (12 each for the writing and photography packages, plus 24 guests for the weekend away package). Once New Norcia Hostel is fully booked, guests will be given rooms in the refurbished convent.


COVID-19

If arrangements are affected by unforeseen COVID-19 restrictions, we will offer an alternative date. If that is not suitable, guests will be entitled to a refund.

Venue

New Norcia Hostel
New Norcia Road
Now Norcia WA 6509
Get Directions

1800 429 000

Parking/Transport

There is parking onsite at the hostel.

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