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Calendar of retreats 2022

Bill Greenwell's Poetry Clinic (online) in association with abriCW

A 8- to 10-week online guided poetry forum with critique and feedback on work-in-progress led by tutor Bill Greenwell. This Clinic, formerly hosted by Exeter University's online distance learning department, is extremely popular and places go fast. It runs twice a year, starting roughly in October and January. More details here

Lucy Wadham

with Lucy Wadham, Sat 11 – Sat 18 June 2022

Cost £380 (course) + 615€ (accommodation and meals)

Our lives are filled with stories – our own, those of our ancestors and those we hear from strangers. Faber novelist, Lucy Wadham, author of the memoirs, The Secret Life of France and Heads and Straights (Penguin) will help you coax these stories onto the page. Whether you’re interested in writing fiction or memoir, Lucy will help you hone your skills in order to build conflict and tension into your narrative and uncover its universal appeal.






Writers Open Retreat
with Sharon Black, Friday 16 Sep - Friday 23 Sep 2022

Cost £170 (feedback sessions) and 615€ (accommodation and meals)

Focus on your writing, undisturbed, in a peaceful environment - with daily group feedback sessions led by Sharon Black. This retreat is for anyone who has a work-in-progress project: putting together a novel, a poetry collection, creative non-fiction, or simply would like creative time to muse, reflect and find inspiration in stunning surroundings, with a balance of solitude and the company of other writers. Optional mentoring with Sharon available.


Poetry Boom by Zoom (online)
with Sharon Black, Sat 26 - Wed 30 November 2022

Cost £130

Join Pindrop Press editor Sharon Black for a 5-day series of online workshops (Sunday - Thursday) that will get you writing new poems using interesting and surprising prompts. Each day will involve 3 hours of contact: a 2 hour morning workshop and a 1 hour afternoon feedback session. Optional mentoring is also available.

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Abri Creative Writing Courses & Holidays in the South of France

Postal Address: Abri Creative Writing, Gardoussel, St Andre de Valborgne,

Tel: 0033 964 283 271 (dialing from UK or international) / 09 64 28 32 71 (dialing within France)

See our sister site: www.gardoussel.com for more events and info about the venue.