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Calendar of retreats 2021 - in light of COVID-19 restrictions, please contact us first to check events are running before making a booking.

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

Writing from Life
with Lucy Wadham, Sat 19 – Sat 26 June 2021

Cost £350 + 605€ (accommodation and meals)

Every life is filled with stories – our own, those of our ancestors, even the ones we might have heard from a stranger on a train… Faber novelist Lucy Wadham, bestselling author of 'The Secret Life of France', will coax out the story from your life experience. Whether you’re interested in writing fiction or memoir, Lucy will help you to develop the skills that are required for a good novel.

Lucy Wadham





Writers Open Retreat
with Lucy Wadham & Sharon Black, Sat 18 Sep - Sat 25 Sep 2021

Cost £150 (feedback sessions) and 605€ (accommodation and meals)

Focus on your writing, undisturbed, in a peaceful environment - with daily group feedback sessions led by Lucy Wadham & 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 Lucy (fiction, memoir) or Sharon (poetry) available.



Poetry Boom by Zoom (online)
with Sharon Black, Sat 4 - Wed 8 Sep 2021

Cost £125

Join Pindrop Press editor Sharon Black for a 5-day series of online workshops 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.