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Come and join us at our
WRITERS RETREAT IN SNOWDONIA
6 - 8 SEPTEMBER 2013
It is truly an area of outstanding natural beauty. Inspirational and relaxing, Snowdonia is the perfect place to relax, unwind and write!
The course tutor is Denise Briden, lecturer at
Dacorum College, Hemel Hempstead.
Denise is a published travel writer and her novel about WW1 is due to be published this year. Denise is also working on her second second feature film based on her book. She is currantly assisting Lamia Nayeb-St Hillare, who is a film producer with Charles Dances' last film.
Denise also helps with proofreading and copy editing, and is working on her journalistic skills.
Introductions from about 4 - 00 - 4 - 30 p.m.
Open discussion till 5 - 30 p.m on what you are working on and what you would like to get out of the retreat.
Bistro will be open from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. for evening meal.
Food for purchase will include vegetable soup, pasta and rice dishes, hot and cold drinks, desserts, cakes and snacks.
You may spend the evening around the campfire, watching movies on a big screen or just relaxing.
This morning there will be a workshop between 9 - 00 a.m. until 12 - 30 p.m. with a teabreak at around 10 - 45. The workshop will be centered around what each person expressed interests in at the talk the evening before, plus focusing on how to get ideas when faced with the dreaded 'blank page', show and tell, multiple plots in novels etc.
Lunch will be available for purchase in the bistro, and usually consists of jacket potato and filling, soup, hot and cold drinks and snacks.
After lunch, there will be 'free to roam' time, where you may want to meander around and take in the magnificent and inspiring views of Snowdonia, gaining ideas for your next or current story.
Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., you will be gathering together again to write a new piece or continue working on your current venture.
Then it is time to break for the evening meal, which will consist of home made rice and pasta dishes, and afterwards, you will be free to join everyone at the campfire once again, or watch some more movies.
The morning workshop will start at 9 - 00 a.m., where you will discuss Saturdays events and share with the group your experience and knowledge gained from the retreat and read stories you have written to the group for feedback. This workshop will finish between 12 - 00 and 12 - 30 in time for lunch.
The retreat will draw to a close at 2 - 00 p.m.
A mini-bus will leave for the retreat from Hemel Hempstead on Friday morning at a cost of around £50 p.p. for the return journey.
The criteria and the content for the this event is flexible, and will be discussed by all participants at the start of the retreat on Friday at the first meeting.
The booking form for this retreat can be downloaded from the contact page.
Prior to the retreat, please email email@example.com
to let us know what you are working on, or struggling with, and this will be included in the content of the retreat.
You may camp by the side of the beautiful lake in the mountains, or there is inside accommodation, which comprises of bunk beds in shared, single sex rooms.
There are shower rooms and inside toilets, and for the campers, there is a fully equipped camping block.
Prices for this wonderful weekend are a mere £40 p.p. camping (bring your own tent) and £55 for inside accommodation. You will need to bring along your own bedding for both.
Writer in residence
is Myella Jayne McCarthy, published author of Break
on Kindle and at all good bookshops
published by Majesteeq Press
ISBN 978 0 9574470 0 4
facebook and twitter MyellaJM
Break is a gritty urbar thriller of rivalry and envy
in an intensely competative environment.
Splintered lives lurch from one crisis to another, ending in
destruction and drug crazed evil...............
There is a bistro selling home cooked food, hot and cold drinks and snacks and cakes for reasonable prices.
There are various walks and mountains to climb for all abilities.
Denise is a dedicated and extremely knowledgeable tutor, and is looking forward to
teaching in such a magical area.
call 01442 398005.
The views are truly breathtaking in this most beautiful part of the country.
A writing of Talisesin
I have been in many shapes
I have been a narrow blade of a sword
I have been a drop in the air
I have been a shining star
I have been a word in a book
I have been an eagle
I have been a string in a harp
I have been enchanted for a year in the foam of water
There is nothing in which I have not been
Once paid, no monies will be returned for the mini-bus. There will be no refunds for the Retreat eight weeks before the event, and at the time of booking a 50% deposit is required and is non-refundable.
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