Tutored Retreat: Novel Writing

For writers with ideas and some experience, looking for some dedicated time to progress a longer prose project in a supportive and friendly environment. Workshops and one-to-one tutorials as well as clear writing time will help you move your novel forward.
Zoë Strachan – Tutor
Andrew Mcmillan – Guest Reader
3rd – 8th September 2018

Straight to the Point

Sometimes a poem stops short of where it could actually go. Straight to the Point with Jo Bell concentrates on honing and shaping your work so that it is memorable, true and has a real impact on the reader.
Jo Bell – Tutor
Vidyan Ravinthiran – Guest Reader
17th – 22nd September 2018
The Good Books Last - Writing For Children - The Garsdale Retreat

The Good Books Last – Writing For Children

C S Lewis famously said that 'a children's story that is enjoyed only by children is a bad story, the good ones last’. A course for anyone interested in writing for children.
Ann Pilling – Tutor
Rachel Rooney – Guest Reader
1st – 6th October 2018
Writing Crime Fiction - The Garsdale Retreat

Writing Crime Fiction

Have you got an idea for a crime novel but don’t know what to do with it? Have you started a crime novel and got stuck/lost, or need help to move it on? Have you finished a crime novel and need to make it better? If so, then this course is for you.
Julia Crouch – Tutor
William Letford – Guest Reader
15th – 20th October 2018
Reading to write: How does other text inspire us? - The Garsdale Retreat

Reading to write: How does other text inspire us?

This course is for poets committed to exploring how inter-textual relationships open up possibilities for the development of their own writing. The aim is to produce a considerable amount of drafts and ignite unusual sources of inspiration.
Malika Booker – Tutor
Kate Fox – Guest Reader
29th Oct. – 3rd Nov. 2018