Digital Detox Writing Retreat
Exploring landscape and language in search of inspiration
Monday August 24th - Saturday August 29th 2020
Writing has often been compared to walking. This course will seek to explore, expand and challenge such an idea. There are as many ways of walking as there are of writing, and the two are linked. Landscape shapes our words, but language itself is a landscape and a living entity, with its own patterns, energies and legacies. And our words shape the landscape we participate in. Each day will include a group walk and writing time, and individual consultation with tutors, helping you take your writing in whatever form and direction you choose, developing your own creative path.
Single room price: £850
Lucy Burnett has written two poetry collections: Leaf Graffiti and Tripping Over Clouds. Her hybrid novel …
Grevel Lindop has published seven collections of poems with Carcanet, as well as successful biographies and travel writing. He also writes…
Thomas A Clark’s encounters with the wild landscapes of the Highlands and Islands, through the simple expedient of walking, has been…
The Hurst is a place you can write, far away from daily distractions. The house and gardens, surrounded by the forest-covered Shropshire Hills, were the former home of playwright John Osborne.
Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.
Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.
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.
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.
Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.
The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.