One month on Curaçao
Get ready for a month of ‘book talk’ and other inspiration, entrepreneurship, action, win-win-win relations and ‘No Excuses’ mentality!
I will be spending the entire month of March 2020 on my beloved ‘Dushi Korsou’, where I have planned a writing retreat and various workshops. I would love it if you could join me:
Let’s talk books! Meet Esther and other writers and creatives to share ideas, inspiration and feedback.
Location: The Bario Hotel, IJzerstraat 59, n/a Willemstad
The complete package, with hands on experience, inspiration and everything you need to know to write, publish and promote your book, including feedback on the most important page: the back cover. After this workshop you have a back cover to start your promotion, know Esther’s famous ‘reverse writing’ system and know how to self-publish your book when it’s ready.
Only NAFL 150, including the ebook ‘How to write a book in a week’.
Are you serious about writing your book? Reserve 6 days (or a long weekend for locals) to fulfill this life long dream. Daily workshops, personal feedback, good food, an incredible location and plenty of writing time and focus together with other writers.
Location: Landhuis Jan Thiel
Thursday evening March 26th: presentation for Centrale Hypotheekbank Curaçao about a new concept of ‘home’, in their new mortgage lounge.
For many years I have had a love/hate relationship with this island. It holds a very powerful polarizing energy, which in my opinion is both its attraction and its curse. I love the warm, blue sea, the laid back attitude, the music, food, people and even the deserted ‘kunuku’. But I don’t understand why people treat the island – and each other – so badly. Garbage, stray dogs and poverty are everywhere, even though all the resources are available to make it into a paradise for everybody. The much disputed ugly and dirty oil refinery, the corrupt politics; at one point my love for the island hurt so much that I left and decided not to come back. But pain heals, love grows and Curaçao kept calling me.
Two years ago I went back for the ‘Connecting the Dots’ conference and discovered a group of young local people trying to make the island better with trendy cafe’s in historic country estates, recycling projects, sustainable gardening and networks to support each other. And I felt hope.
So here I am again, feeling I want to contribute my knowledge and experience to help wherever I can.
I have lived on the island for 7 years and have visited more than 50 times int he last 20 years. Read my other posts about Curaçao.