frequently asked questions
How do I know if this writing retreat is right for me?
Words and Wanderlust is open to all writers of any level who want to write. If you feel you have a story to tell and are seeking focus and inspiration, a beautiful location and space, expert guidance, the support of like-minded people and time away from your usual routine to fulfill your dream of a novel, a short story or a memoir — then this writing retreat is for you! Our writing retreat is set in a stunning location that’s inspiring and conducive for writing, and we’ve chosen world-famous, award-winning authors to share first-hand, insiders' knowledge on writing and be part of your writing journey.
I have a writing project, but I haven't published anything. Can I still participate?
Of course! Our creative writing classes are designed to help and guide you towards strengthening your writing, gaining confidence, receiving support and getting feedback on your work — so you can ultimately be on the road to publication. At Words and Wanderlust, you’ll get expert advice, tips, writing support and feedback — whether you’ve just an idea for a novel or short story or are already in the midst of a writing project.
Will I have enough free time to write and explore?
Definitely, yes! Words and Wanderlust is for lovers of writing and travel, and we’ve structured all of our six-day creative writing courses so you can have the opportunity to discover and explore the exciting city of Tbilisi, recharge, relax and reset yourself for increased creativity, or simply focus on writing on your own. Workshops are not compulsory, and we encourage you to take what you feel you need to get you on your writing mode at this time.
How affordable is Georgia as a travel destination?
Georgia is a fascinating, up-and-coming country that has incredible things to offer. There's a reason why Conde Nast Traveller named Tbilisi as "Europe's Most Intriguing City" in 2019. Here, you’ll find fresh produce, scrumptious local dishes, and excellent organic wine along with artistic spaces, picturesque vineyards, amazing historical sites and an 8,000 history of wine-making — which means that delicious, reasonably-priced food and drinks are available almost everywhere. Tbilisi is a walkable city and getting around is easy via the city's cheap and efficient public transportation.
Is Tbilisi, Georgia safe?
Georgia is a safe country to visit any time of the year, with one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. Georgia is safer for visitors than in major European cities like London, Barcelona, Paris, or Rome, as petty theft isn’t common and scams are practically non-existent. Georgians as a people are friendly, warm, and genuine. So yes, it is easy to feel calm, relaxed and at ease while going around Tbilisi and exploring the rest of Georgia.
What are the payment terms?
A $450 non-refundable deposit is due within 48 hours of acceptance of your reservation. Payment can be sent via Paypal or bank transfer with IBAN. For more details on payment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When should I organise my flights and travel insurance?
Once your place is reserved, we’ll send you an email with all the details you need with regards to the retreat and your stay in Tbilisi. We advise you to purchase travel insurance once your flight is booked. Should you need advice and assistance on how to book flights from your city to Tbilisi, just shoot us an email — we will be happy to help!