Zenpens is an exciting new writer’s retreat based in Cardiff City Centre. Adapted from the Writer’s Army workshops lead by the New York playwright Anne Washburn, Zenpens allows writers to concentrate solely on their work in meditative silence.
Togetherness is a spur . The presence of other writers can allow you to work longer and more productively than you normally would and helps to move you through periods of inattention and malaise.
How it works
Zenpens offers a one day silent writers retreat. No phones. No social media. No distractions.
Meeting at 9:45 am for a short debrief and writing exercises, then start working in earnest at 10 am until 1 pm. An hour lunch. Then more silent writing from 2 pm until 6 pm.
The most important rule is that everyone starts and leaves at the same time. It’s a quiet space, but most importantly it’s a space where everyone is working steadily together.
They also ask that people not work during lunch. Periods of not working and switching off completely are vital for overall productivity.
For more info and to sign up please go to:https://zenpens-silentwritersretreats.yolasite.com/