16.06.2010 Australia, Northern Territory

Suffering from writer’s block? Having a tough time getting the brain moving? Well, how about adding a little inspiration to your all-inclusive Australia vacation?

Writing Under the Stars is an event for writers that simply cannot be missed. The three-day seminar will take place on July 9 through July 11 at Australia’s ultra-luxurious Longitude 131. Longitude 131 is known as the destination for glamorous camping (also known as “glamping”); this event proves how special and unique the resort is. Australian author and living legend Thomas Keneally will be on hand to share stories about how growing up in the landscape has inspired his many novels and plays.

The mornings begin with a storytelling session while guests are invited to create their own short stories. After a delicious breakfast, participants in Writing Under the Stars are invited to see Australia from the eyes of Aboriginal artists. One artist will be on hand to teach the history and technique of “dot painting.” Participants also are given complimentary tickets to the stunning Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to get their creative juices flowing. Still not feeling moved to create? Then hop aboard a helicopter or fixed-wing flight to see Australia like never before. The flights will take guests on a one-of-a-kind aerial tour of the iconic Ayers Rock and the breathtaking landscape as the sun goes down. Back at Longitude 131, Thomas Keneally will play host as you dine on five-star cuisine under the stars.

Keneally is best known for his Booker Prize-winning novel Schindler’s Ark, which was adapted in to the Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List by Steven Spielberg. He also has written plays and nonfiction. His latest work of non-fiction, Australians: Origins to Eureka, is an acclaimed history of the uprising that changed the country’s political landscape forever. Keneally will chose a winning short story from the attendees at Writing Under the Stars and give them a chance to read for the other participants around an evening campfire.

So stop banging your head against the keyboard! Go experience first class luxury, incredible nature and some rare one-on-one time with a literary legend.

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