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Calendar of retreats 2019

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

A 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 22 – Sat 29 June 2019

Cost £295 (course) + 580€ (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 hone the skills that are required for a good novel.

Lucy Wadham





Writers Open Retreat
with Lucy Wadham & Sharon Black, Sat 21 Sep - Sat 28 Sep 2019

Cost £150 (feedback sessions) and 580€ (accommodation and meals)

Focus on your writing, undisturbed, in a peaceful environment - with optional daily group feedback sessions led by Lucy Wadham & Sharon Black (included in price). 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.



Going to the Well: the vital art of poetry
with Roselle Angwin, Sat 12 - Sat 19 Oct 2019

Cost £295* (course) + 580€ (accommodation and meals)

Perhaps we write to remember, perhaps we write to forget. Perhaps we write because we have to, because nothing else will fill that gap. Poetry helps make sense of the world, make meaning from our experiences. This week will concentrate on inspiring new work, with prompts and tasks for inspiring poems, as well as providing time for exploring, reading and discussing them.

* with discount for those booking this week and next


Drawing from the Well: shaping a poetry collection
with Roselle Angwin, Sat 19 - Sat 26 Oct 2019

Cost £295* (course) + 580€ (accommodation and meals)

You have enough material for a pamphlet or even a full collection. Now what? How do you choose what to leave in, or leave out? What needs redrafting? How do you do that? This week will offer you time to reflect, as well as guidance to make these choices, with discussions and professional and peer feedback on some of the work you bring.

* with discount for those booking this and previous week

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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.