Spring Writing Weekend at Templeton House, Kintbury, Berkshire. May 14 – 17, 2020, Contact us for bookings >
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 Spring and Autumn offer you the chance stay in glorious private homes often with a literary connection, write in peace, explore and develop your skills alongside support from one of our editors. Writers work on their novels in the mornings and there are creative writing workshops with guest tutors in the afternoon. There are Q & A sessions with the tutors and evening readings from authors. There is also a workshop or Q & A session during the retreat with a literary agent and/or publisher. For writers looking to submit to agents it’s an invaluable opportunity to get the inside track as well as pitch your novel to an agent/publisher that is actively looking for debuts.
Our next retreat runs from 14 – 17 May 2020 at Templeton House, Kintbury, Berkshire. Guest tutors running afternoon workshops include award winning novelists Kelleigh Greenberg – Jephcott whose debut novel Swan Song so vividly captures Truman Capote’s fall from grace and Alice Jolly whose latest novel Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile has been lauded as a lyrical tour de force. There will also be an afternoon workshop on synopses and agent submissions given by leading literary agent and advocate of debut writers, PFD’s Nelle Andrew
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, 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.