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Authors' House

A magical retreat for authors in the heart of nature on the river bank of a beautiful Bulgarian village

with Dr. Dror Green

  

I am the author of more than fifty books, a publisher, an editor, an illustrator and an expert in the process of books production and design. Most of my time I sit near my desk and write, surrounded by thousands of books. 

Writing is an intimate process. When I write I have to go out of my everyday life to a quiet place where no-one knows me. I used to go abroad, to remote places, where I can focus on my writing. I liked to write in the coffe shops of Paris, in the bookshops of Hay-on-Wye or in remote places in nature. 

I have always dreamed about having a small house near the river. Recently my dream came true. I built a house in the end of a beautiful Bulgarian village, on the bank of the Struma river, not far from our family house in a nearer village. 

Writing is an intimate process that each author do by his or her own. But while we need a remote place for writing, we still need someont to talk to, to share our thoughts and stories, or just sit together, watcth the river and listen to the birds. In my new 'Authors' house' I built two apartments. One for me, and one for a guest author. In my dreams, on day the village will become the 'Authors' village' for a community of authors from all over the world. 

If you want to write in a beautiful quiet place in nature, near the river, for two to four weeks, you are invited to join me. 

The village

The Authours' house is the last house in a small village, not far from the town of Kyustendil, about ninety Km from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, not far from the borders of Macedonia and Serbia, 120 Km from Greece. 

The town of Kyustendil is the town of fruit trees, and in the fillage you'll find cherry trees, apples, pears, plums, peaches, vines and nut trees. The area is rich with streams and rivers, mountains and hot mineral springs, found by the Romans two thousand years ago. On the mountain there ia a small ski resort. 

There are about 120 residents in the village, who grows their vegetables and fruits in their garden and dring the milk of their goats and cows. 

Not far from the Author's house you'll find groceries, a coffe shop and a second-hand shop. Life in Bulgaria is cheap, and in the town of Kyustendil there are many restaurants (a good meal can coast about 5-10 Euro), coffe shops, a market, and a supermarket opens for seven days a week. 

In the village you'll also find a train station that goes slowly between Sofia and Kyustendil three times a day, and there is a but to Kyustendil or a taxi for 5 Euros. 

 The authors' house

The house includes two floors. I write in the second floor, and the first floor is designater to guest authours.

There is a bedroom,  

with cushions' corner,

for thinking and meditating,

a living room with a writing desk, 

including a small kitchenet,

A shower and toilet, including a washing machine,

and an entrance wathing the garden. 

The apartment is suitable for a single author or a couple. 

The cpst: 500 Euro per week (at least for two weeks) and 100 Euro per additional day. 

I will be glad to share my experience as an author and publishers with my guests. 

The Bulgarians are proud of the four different seasons, each of them specializes with unique weather and views, that also influence the work in the garden.

In spring the whole countrey wakes up, the trees blossoms with flowers and the the whole village becomes green. It is hard to describe the beauty of the trees, reflected in the river. The summer is how but regular rain keeps the plants green. In Autumn the trees become red and in Winter the snow covers the earth. It is cold, but the houses are heated with wood fireplaces. 

For details please write to me: drorgreen@gmail.com

Or call me through WhatsUp: 00359-888-306092 


Dr. Dror Green

I was born in Jerusalem, 1954, and since 2008 I live in a small Bulgarian village and teach my four children in homeschooling.

I am the author of more than fifty books, including novels, short stories, childrens' books, poetry and professional books for psychotherapists. I am the editor of Freud's case studies in the Hebrew edition. I am also a translator and an illustrator. 

My books were published by the best Israeli publishers, and later I founded 'Books, Publishers', where I published and edited many books, including Freud's case studies and poetry.

When I was young I was an expert in graphic desight, book production and publishing, and was the director of 'The Jerusalem Design Workshop.

I studied psychotherapy (MA and PhD) in London (Regent's College, City University), and graduated of the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem (composition) and the Hebrew University (philosophy and musicology).

I was the director of Cogito School of Psychotherapy (in Israel), a lecturer and a supervisor of psychologists, psychiatrists and family doctors. I developed the new method of Emotional Training and was one of the pioneers in Onlind Psychotherapy (I also developed the first online clinic). 

I was the managing director of The Israeli Music Publication, and I invented the Trixxy Puzzle (more than 500,000 puzzles have been sold worldwide). 

I served as an art curator for some exhibitions, including the Israeli painter Joseph Hirsch and the international photographer Neil Folberg. 

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