2009 Writing Retreat Dates

Dates for the first Urban Writers Retreats of 2009 are now online, woohoo! Writing for a solid weekend is pretty tiring if you’re working full weeks on either side (and especially, I suspect, if you are organising the writing event in question). My feeling is...

New Retreats Coming!

I’m just waiting for confirmation on bookings at a new venue for 2009 retreats. I do plan on using the Rag Factory again because I adore it but want to use other venues in different areas too. I went to see The Make Lounge at the weekend and fell in...

Bursting at the seams

How exciting, we seem to be almost full for the November retreat in a couple of weeks and one is even a returnee, which will be lovely. Unless I can wangle a different room from the venue, it looks like I only have one space on Saturday left!   I still haven’t...

Full House

A last-minute booking meant a full house on Saturday (I’m currently taking a max of 9), with really lovely people again. One of the things I’m loving about the retreats is meeting other writers, and I’ll set up pub meetings soon. I had less focused...

Talks, idiocy and the next retreat, woohoo!

I went to another Storyville event a couple of days ago. I had intended to write about it yesterday but was somewhat distracted by getting stuck in a chocolate factory for 3 hours. It’s not as fun as it sounds. I mean, seriously. What kind of an idiot gets...