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All programs are led by authors who are from the destination or have special knowledge or background related to the culture and literature. We also create opportunities for the group to meet local writers through readings or receptions, and attend festivals, book fairs or other events of interest. Itineraries range from 8 – 12 days depending on the length and distances for internal/inter-country travel involved. Whenever possible, we recommend an optional reading list in advance and/or provide access to the local contemporary literature at the destination itself. The program schedules always provide for “flex time” for writing, reading, one-on-one manuscript consultations, shopping and sightseeing, jet lag recovery, and independent sojourns to aid and abet discovery.

Authors-At-Large charges an overall program fee. In addition, there is a ground fee for all accommodation at the destination and for pre-arranged group transport. We endeavor to arrange modest but culturally interesting places to stay which are conducive to writing, provide best available access to internet connections (either in the room or facility itself or nearby at internet cafes, libraries, etc.) with space for informal group gathering and convenient to public transport. Writers are independent and private by nature, and we take this into account when organizing accommodations and therefore only offer single rooms. You are of course free to book your own hotel accommodation if you prefer and simply attend the program at the location for a pro-rated ground charge as appropriate. Authors at Large creates programs that allow writers to experience travel and culture that suit most writing habits and a range of interests and acculturation.

Please click the link to the specific program of interest for further details and all fees.

Participants must arrange their own transportation from their home to the program location. Local transport and food and drink are your responsibility, unless otherwise specified and covered in the program. Optional meals for local cuisine or special excursions are sometimes offered at an additional cost.

Please read the program terms & conditions for further information on registration, payments and refunds.

Hong Kong Philippines Caribbean

Slovenia and Croatia

Hong Kong & Macau
May 2006

POSTPONED TILL 2007

Join us in “China beyond China.” These two cities, former British and Portuguese colonies, have anomalous and special histories that contribute to shaping 21st century China’s economy, politics and culture. Predominantly peopled by Southern Chinese, the local cultures >>>MORE

Philippines
May 2006

POSTPONED TILL 2007

Once you’ve traveled to the Philippines, you’ll almost certainly fall in love with the country and wonder why it’s so far off the beaten path. In the Philippines, English is widely spoken, the people are friendly, and the scenery is spectacular. The fact that the Philippines >>>MORE

The Caribbean Journey: St. Martin & Barbados
June 2006

POSTPONED TILL 2007

Of course there are beaches, but all tourist guides will tell you that. What they might not tell you is that the Caribbean gave birth to two Nobel prizes in literature, Derek Walcott and V.S. Naipaul, as well as a significant literary tradition in English and other languages, >>>MORE

Slovenia/Croatia
September 2006

How many "formers” must one peel away before finding the real thing, the living heart of these two rich and diverse territories of Central Europe? Formerly Illyrian, Roman, Venetian, French, Austrian, Hungarian, Italian, German, and Yugoslav, today Slovenia and Croatia are countries in their own >>>MORE




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