Digital Detox Writing Retreat

Monday October 12th - Saturday October 17th 2020

Totleigh Barton

Our constant engagement with the online world – the scrolling doom of news and frantic alerts from social media – can be at best distracting and at worst damaging to one’s mental wellbeing. Many writers even resort to blocking apps to free themselves from the tyranny of the internet. If you’re looking for space and time to focus on your writing project, there’s no better environment than Totleigh Barton, a 16th century manor house in tranquil Devon countryside, where the only distraction is the occasional owl and a crackling log fire. With the day to yourself, Wi-Fi a distant dream, and fellow writers to dine with in the evening, you’ll be amazed by the progress you can make.

Single room price: £678

 

Totleigh Barton garden and pond

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

Wednesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.

Course participant writing on a sofa in the barn at Lumb Bank

Thursday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.

A woman smiling and listening to a writing tutor speak at Lumb Bank

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

NEED SOME HELP?

RELATED COURSES AND RETREATS

See all Courses & Retreats