Summer Sundays 2020

Mylor Yacht Club is the venue for our Summer Sundays: one-day retreats in stunning coastal surroundings, with opportunities to learn, write and enjoy the company of other writing enthusiasts. All refreshments and a delicious lunch are included. 

UPDATE: In the light of the present Coronavirus crisis we may not be able to run our Summer Sundays as planned. We will provide updates nearer the time, including the possibility of running them online. 

 

2020 workshops

Flash Fiction: full on fiction, but fast – Sunday 10 May

Learn how to tell complete stories that pack a punch in 10 to 300 words. We will apply the adage ‘less is more’ with techniques to help you write stories that are intense and engaging to read, techniques that will strengthen your longer fiction as well.

Poetry: making the personal poetic – Sunday 7 June

There’s a poem in every one of us, and by the end of the day we’ll have helped you find yours. We will work with a variety of poetic forms and styles, and find images and metaphors to make your poems take flight.  

Blogging: the art of online storytelling – Sunday 19 July

Blogging is a great way to find an audience and get your writing out into the world, whatever your passion. This day will look at how to develop themes for blogging, how to structure short blog pieces, and how to retain readers’ interest over time. 

Cost

One workshop – £45.00 

All three workshops – £120.00

The price includes all refreshments, lunch and tuition. There is limited free parking nearby, or you can park in the harbour in one of two car parks at the cost of £5.00 for a full day. At this time we are still taking bookings but will review the situation as the Coronovirus situation develops. 

Schedule

  • Arrive at 9.45am
  • Finish at 4.00pm
  • Lunch and all refreshments provided

Bring a pen, a notepad, your appetite for tasty food and your creative juices.

Click here to pay and book your place

NB: We are experiencing some glitches with our booking form process and some of the forms are not coming through to us. If you do complete a booking form, please also email us – thewritingretreat@btinternet.com – to notify us that you have done so. We can then contact you if your form fails to arrive. Apologies for the inconvenience.