Narrative structure programme

This our outline programme for the week. Timings may vary slightly but this will help you plan how best to use your time with us.

Breakfast is available in the kitchen until 9.00am. Please help yourself from the selection of cereals, bread, yoghurt and fruit.

Morning workshops start promptly at 9.30am in the studio, with a break for coffee and tea at 11.00am. We encourage you to attend the workshops, but if you wish to spend time on your own writing project, that is absolutely fine. Please bring a pen and notebook with you to the workshops. Other materials will be provided.

Lunch is daily at 1.00pm, followed by free writing time in the afternoons (with some tasks which we will set you during the workshops), and one to one sessions of 50 minutes each with Kath Morgan and Jane Moss, which you can sign up for when you arrive.

Dinner is at 7.00pm in the main room of the house. After dinner we have a variety of talks and readings including our guest author, novelist Jenny Alexander, on Wednesday evening. On the final evening we invite guests to read after dinner, if you would like to.

Monday

2.00pm – guests have access to the retreat venue. Arrive and settle into your room.

3.00pm-3.45pm – Introduction to Rosemerryn

3.45pm-5.00pm – Workshop: Introduction to structure

6.30pm – Drinks in the main room

7.00pm – Dinner followed by introduction to the week

Tuesday

9.30am-11.00am – Workshop: The big question

11.00am – Coffee/tea

11.30am-1.00pm – Workshop: Four part structure

1.00pm – Lunch

2.30pm-4.30pm – One to one sessions with Jane and Kath

6.30pm – Drinks in the main room

7.00pm – Dinner followed by a talk by Jane and Kath

Wednesday

9.30am-11.00am – Workshop: Working with theme

11.00am – Coffee/tea

11.30am-1.00pm – Workshop: Plot reviews

1.00pm – Lunch

2.30pm-4.30pm – One to one sessions with Jane and Kath

6.30pm – Drinks in the main room

7.00pm – Dinner followed by reading and talk by our guest author Jenny Alexander

Thursday

9.30am-1.00am – Workshop: Plot and pace, hosted by Jenny Alexander (with coffee/tea break midway)

1.00pm – Lunch

2.30pm-4.30pm – One to one sessions with Jane and Kath

7.00pm – Walk or drive to The Wink for dinner at Lamorna Cove (or meet us there). Fish and chips (or vegetarian alternative) plus your first two drinks are provided.

Friday

9.30am-11.00am – Workshop: Sub plot and back story

11.00am – Coffee/tea

11.30am-1.00pm – Workshop: Next steps

1.00pm – Lunch

2.30pm-4.30pm – One to one sessions with Jane and Kath

7.00pm – Dinner followed by readings and reflections on the week

Saturday

10.00am – Departure