The Cuba Writers Workshop 2016

Cuba - January 2016

Sample Schedule

Please understand that in Cuba, things seldom go according to plan. It has been our experience that changes, sometimes significant, are likely to occur to the itinerary listed below, often with very little notice. The order of activities, the time of events, the activities themselves, the speakers scheduled, and even the hotels and restaurants currently confirmed may change.

We will do our best to include all of the activities listed in this itinerary and more. A spirit of flexibility and patience will go a long way toward making this adventure an enjoyable one.

 

Day 1

• Morning flight from Miami to Havana

• Welcome lunch at the ICAP Friendship House (Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples)

• Meeting with ICAP representative

• City tour through Vedado

• Check into Hotel Plaza, in Old Havana

• Informational Briefing

• Welcome dinner at El Patio

 

Day 2

• Breakfast

• Walking tour through Old Havana

• Group Lunch

• Writing Workshop at Hotel Plaza meeting room (3 hours)

• Dinner on own

 

Day 3

• Breakfast

• Free morning

• Lunch on own

• Visit and tour Finca Vigía, the home of Ernest Hemmingway

• Visit Cojímar

• Cocktails on roof of Hotel Ambos Mundos (cost not included)

• Dinner on own

 

Day 4

• Breakfast

• Meeting with national Cuban poet, Nancy Morejón

• Meeting with Editorial Ceincias Sociales

• Lunch on own

• Writing Workshop at Hotel Plaza meeting room (3 hours)

• Dinner on own

 

Day 5

• Breakfast

• Writing Workshop at Hotel Plaza meeting room (3 hours)

• Visit and tour at University of Havana

• Lunch on own

• Visit and meeting at Fundacion Alejo Carpentier

• Group Dinner

 

Day 6

• Breakfast

• Free Writing Day

 

Day 7

• Breakfast

• Writing Workshop at Hotel Plaza meeting room (3 hours)

• Visit and tour of a cigar factory

• Lunch on own

• Reading by Leonardo Padura Fuentes

• Dinner on own

• Evening Performance at Buena Vista Social Club

 

Day 8

• Breakfast

• Visit to Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

• Lunch on own

• Writing Workshop at Hotel Plaza meeting room (3 hours)

• Farewell Dinner

 

Day 9

• Breakfast

• Return to Miami (schedule TBD)