This year’s Writers’ Retreat, a Festival of Chichester event sponsored by Independent Trade Publisher of the Year 2014 Summersdale and international success Story Massage, is 5th-6th July. While still in West Sussex, this year’s Retreat is in a new countryside location – the truly stunning English Heritage Award-winning Tortington Priory Barn in Arundel.
As always, Chichester Copywriter has organised a writing weekend combining writing and publishing talks and creative writing workshops with a beautiful, relaxing space to encourage writers to free their minds and put pens to paper. These Writers’ Retreats offer something for writers of all stages, ages and genres:
- Are you interested in writing novels, novellas, short stories or poetry?
- Are you interested in writing memoires, blogs, journalism or copywriting?
- Are you just starting out or have you been published?
- Are you interested in traditional publishing or self-publishing an eBook?
- Are you keen to unlock the inspiration to write?
- Are you looking for ways to connect with fellow writers?
- Are you looking for ideas to promote your writing and build your profile?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is the ideal writing escape for you. Still not convinced? Perhaps a few words from one of last year’s attendees can help:
“I attended the last Writers’ Retreat in 2013. It was a wonderful experience, varied and inspirational. The mix of targeted writing sessions combined with the outdoor free session resulted in a very comfortable but stimulating environment.
“The piece of work I started there went on to become a runner up short story with the SWWJ [Society of Women Writers and Journalists]. I am forever grateful to Katy for giving me the opportunity to invent my character whose many thoughts and actions were inspired by the time I spent on the Retreat.” Caroline Auckland, Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Tweet yourself early birds!
Make sure to book by 7th June to receive a day place for £85 (instead of £95) or a weekend place for £165 (instead of £180). As well as workshops, talks and access to the glorious grounds you can enjoy a delicious homemade lunch on Saturday and a delectable cream tea on Sunday – all included in the price. Go on, make like an early bird and tweet yourself!