Ezekiel Tyrus is the program director for The Writer’s Retreat of San Buenas. ‘Zeke,’ an award wining published author described by British critic and writer, John Williams as a “slacker Bukowski’ has had short stories published, plays adapted for the stage but is mostly known for his novel ‘Eli,Ely’ (buy it here at Amazon). A book San Francisco Chronicle critic, Tony DuShane called “a gritty tour-de-force through the hidden corners of San Francisco.”
On a whim, Zeke came down to Las Villas de San Buenas to visit an old high school buddy. Little did he know how his life was going to transform.
“Before coming down, my Mom said ‘I believe you will find whatever it is you are looking for,’ and she was so right. I thrived at Las Villas de San Buenas like I’ve never thrived before. I lost 30 pounds in 3 months eating good Costa Rican food, filled about half a dozen personal journals, wrote blogs, communed with nature, sunsets and sunrises and finished a novel that’s getting published in 2017. I guess you can say I found myself. Costa Rica is great but there’s something magical about San Buenas. Come down here and see what I’m talking about. There’s no other place I’d rather be,” so says Ezekiel Tyrus.
The author will be teaching a daily workshop that’ll focus on writing exercises, tricks to combat writer’s block, and daily fun but brief writing assignments. Zeke says, “The dates for the first retreat are January 29 to February 4 (2017) and I can’t wait. I’m so excited to meet the writers who’ll come down for this experience and read the words San Buenas is going to inspire them to write.”
Zeke is a frequent contributor to the Las Villas de San Buenas blog.
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