Welcome 2019

Welcome to our 2019 schedule of courses at The Garsdale Retreat!

In our first two years we have been delighted to receive outstanding feedback from both tutors and students (see testimonials).

Inspired by expert tuition, course participants have reaped the benefits of small size workshops ( a maximum of eight), and enjoyed a high level of individual support and guidance.

They have loved Rebecca’s ‘cordon bleu’ meals and The Garsdale Retreat, being fully catered, has also provided an escape from domestic chores (no cooking or washing up!), giving the luxury of time and space for writing.

The remote beauty of our Yorkshire Dales location has also been very much appreciated. Most people have enjoyed walks in the National Park and, last summer, a few intrepid souls enjoyed swimming in the Clough!

In 2018, it was a delight to welcome back many ‘returners’. We even had one who attended two retreats and one course in a single year! All speak of the unique, nurturing atmosphere of The Garsdale Retreat and the special feel of being in a writer’s home.

It has also been lovely to have greeted people from around the globe including Canada, Australia, Singapore, France and the Republic of Ireland.

The schedule for 2019 offers another broad range of courses: poetry, fiction, non-fiction and play writing with an outstanding line-up of tutors and guest readers.

Rebecca and I hope you find a course or retreat to suit your creative needs and look forward to welcoming you to Garsdale in 2019.

Hamish Wilson
Director