One Day Writing Retreats in London.
You want to write. Really you do.
If you could run away to Rome and write with the Italian sunlight streaming through your open balcony doors you’d be in heaven.
But there are bills to pay, things to clean, people to see and that dinner won’t make itself, will it?
There might be a small voice at the back of your head suggesting that you’re procrastinating, making excuses.
That voice is probably right.
We all need some help. A place where it’s impossible to do anything but write, where you walk away at the end of a day tired but elated.
Luckily, I know just such a place…
Rocket fuel for your writing
You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in just a few hours.
No classes. No workshops. No TV. No internet.
Just time and space, a whole day dedicated to your work (10:00-17:30).
Work alongside a supportive small group (10-20 writers)
Because writers are nice people.
Fits into your life
Just one day, out of your weekend, so you still get a lie-in.
Central London location
Near Liverpool St and Old St stations.
Upcoming Writers’ Retreat Dates
Urban Writers’ Retreat meets London Writers’ Cafe
Saturday 24th October 2015
10:00 – 17:30
£65 including lunch and group critique session with Lisa Goll
I’m joining forces with Lisa of London Writers’ Cafe to offer a one-off writing retreat with a critique session.
As well as having a number of hours to work on your own project, Lisa will offer creative writing exercises, and the final 90 minutes or 2 hours of the day will be dedicated to a critique workshop.
A number of writers (we’ll fit in as many as we can, up to 10 max – we know some of you would love to take part but only if you don’t have to share your own work, so this should suit us perfectly!) will have the opportunity to read an excerpt of their day’s work and get feedback from the group.
It’ll be both fun and useful, and of course there will be cake, lunch and all the usual writing retreat goodness!
Where are the London retreats?
I run the retreats in a co-working space called The Cube, near to Shoreditch High St, Liverpool St and Old St stations. The address is Unit 5, 155 Commercial St, E1 6BJ
It it wheelchair-accessible?
I’m really sorry, but no. If you have suggestions for accessible venues, please let me know at email@example.com.
How does it work?
Once your payment is completed through PayPal, your booking is confirmed. I’ll send out a goal-setting sheet and directions a few days before the retreat.
When you arrive we’ll have a brief introduction in the morning, then everybody sits down to work on their own projects.
The venue has desks, chairs, a kitchen to make tea/coffee and plenty of power points. I’ll provide a selection of writing books, lunch and snacks.
All you need to bring is your laptop/notebooks and your writing project.
What if I run out of words?
That’s a common concern, but honestly, there’s only so long you can stare at a page with nothing else to do. Normally though, getting started and settling down to focus is the hardest thing.
People are surprised at how things start to flow once they put their mind to writing, but there’s a selection of writing books including ones with creative prompt exercises if you need a boost.
Eek! It sounds scary!
Um. Yeah. I know what you mean.
As a fellow writer and a definite scaredy-cat when it comes to groups of new people, I know that I’d be longing to go on a writing retreat but never quite brave enough to push the button.
I promise we’re not that bad though! Pretty much everyone who comes to the retreats is lovely, and we won’t be offended if you don’t want to socialise in breaks (though you’ll have more fun if you do).
Go on. You won’t regret it.
Can I change dates?
You can change dates (subject to availability) or get a full refund up to two weeks ahead of your booked retreat date.
I’m very sorry, but I can’t give refunds or allow date changes after this point unless I’m able to find a replacement for your space.
Alternatively, you’re welcome to give/sell your space to another writer – just let me know who’s coming in your place.