AUTUMN RETREAT AT TEMPLETON HOUSE, KINTBURY, BERKSHIRE GUEST TUTORS: NOVELISTS JILL DAWSON AND ALICE JOLLY; EDITOR CHARLOTTE LEDGER October 14 – 18, 2019 Five day tutored retreat for novel writers at Templeton House in Kintbury, Berkshire. Includes workshops, Q and A sessions and evening readings with award winning novelists Jill Dawson and Alice Jolly. There will…
Writing retreats in private homes twice a year for small groups of writers
For many writers, the biggest stumbling block in writing a novel is finding the time and mental headspace to actually sit down, be inspired and write.
Our retreats in May and October offer you the chance to write in peace and to explore and develop your skills alongside support from one of our editors. We also invite guest authors to give workshops and evening readings and there’s an opportunity to meet a literary agent or publisher to give an insight into the world of publishing.
At our next retreat 14 – 18 October at Grendon Court in Herefordshire, award winning novelists Alice Jolly and Jill Dawson will give afternoon workshops and evening readings. We are also hoping to have a Q & A session with an indie publisher.
Tutors at previous retreats have included best selling authors Tessa Hadley, Claire Fuller, Louise Doughty and Marcel Theroux as well as Doubleday publishing director Kirsty Dunseath, publishing director at Penguin Random House Selina Walker,and literary agents Caroline Wood, at Felicity Bryan Associates and Antony Harwood
Guests stay in beautiful private homes, often with a strong literary heritage, in comfortable and spacious boutique-style accommodation. There’s an emphasis on good, healthy food with three meals a day provided by an accomplished cook with ingredients sourced locally as well as from our hosts’ kitchen gardens.