Retreat Programmes

“Start writing, no matter what.”

Oscar Wilde

Beginner Writers' Retreats - Module 1

 SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022

Module 1

 

The objectives of the mentored retreats are the following:

 

  • to get started on your first novel

  • to learn basic writing technique

  • to become confident about your writing

 

In this course we will:

 

  • have discussions about writing

  • have three structured lessons

  • learn how to get started on that novel

  • learn how to structure the novel

  • get started

  • share our writing with other writers

 

Tutors: Grahame Elliott/ 

Intermediate Writers’ Retreat
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022

The objectives of the mentored retreats are the following:

 

  • to get to work on your writing project

  • to develop basic writing technique

 

 

In this course we will: 

 

  • have discussions about writing

  • have brainstorming sessions

  • work alongside authors and/or literary agents

  • have time to write

  • share our writing with other writers in critiquing workshops

 

Tutors: 

Roses at Chateau de Detilly.
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The rose garden
 Beginner Writers' Retreats - Module 2
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022

Module 2

 

The objectives of the mentored retreats are the following:

 

  • to get to work on your first novel

  • to learn basic writing technique

  • to become confident about your writing

 

In this course we will: 

 

  • have discussions about writing

  • analyse extracts from novels

  • have brainstorming sessions

  • have three structured lessons

  • learn how to get to work on that novel

  • learn the basic necessities of good novel writing

  • do some structured written exercises

  • share our writing with other writers

Tutors: Grahame Elliott/ 

 Advanced Writers' Retreats
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022

In order to sign up for these retreats, you have to be a published, professional fiction writer. At these retreats, you will be left alone to work on your creative writing projects whether it be in the chapel, the rose garden, the orangerie next to the pool, or in your room. 

 

The objectives of the non-mentored retreats are the following:

 

  • to get to work on your creative writers’ projects

  • to meet other writers 

  • to share your work in the form of a presentation

  • to participate in discussions and critiquing groups 

 

Tutors: