A writing retreat to Japan (without the airfare).

Two years ago, I embarked on a life-changing trip to Japan. I wandered the streets of Tokyo, drank in the back-alleys of Osaka, crashed in traditional Ryokans in Kyoto and walked along sacred deer in Nara. During the three mesmerizing weeks I spent there, I taught a creative writing course inspired by my travels. RAITĀ is a short, seven day course taught entirely via email. Each day, I share my reflections on Japan's rich culture, history and lore and pair it with a creative writing prompt that will leave you sprawling for your pen. Together we will explore everything from the underground world of the Yakuza to the greatest samurai to ever wield a Katana.