SEDA Writing Retreat
A two day residential event offering support and dedicated writing time in beautiful surroundings
27 May 2010
- 28 May 2010
Location: Holland House Cropthorne Worcestershire WR10 3NB
common frustration for SEDA members is finding quiet time to write for
publication. In response to members’ requests the retreat will provide a quiet
and beautiful space for new and more experienced writers keen to complete
writing for publication or conferences. Set in beautiful gardens on the
edge of the River Avon, the black and white timbered Tudor buildings of Holland
House offer a ‘safe space’ where you are encouraged to feel at home and gain
that dedicated writing time with support from a facilitator and none of the
usual distractions. Holland House offers unobtrusive hospitality in a unique,
homely, and quirky setting. These two days will be about you and your writing.
You won’t be interrupted but support will be available as will opportunities to
share issues and ideas, including a guided walk through the local countryside.
Although wireless internet is provided participants will be discouraged from
e-mailing and using mobile phones, ensuring the focus is upon the writing task.
The aim of the retreat is to provide an opportunity to
complete a piece of writing or conference contribution that has already been
developed. For this reason participants are being asked to identify their
writing task on registration. Once your place is confirmed you will be asked to
submit further details of the proposed project and feedback will be provided
prior to the retreat.
All participants will have their own comfortable but
fairly basic room with a bed and desk, some with beautiful views over the River
Avon valley. Participants will need to bring a lap top computer. All meals are
included and are home-cooked. Holland House has its own small library, meeting
rooms for those who want to write in company and a cosy lounge where we can
gather in the evening after our meal to talk about our writing.
Views from the last retreat:
‘The retreat went beyond my expectations: the
location, the atmosphere and the accommodation were all excellent.’
‘I thought the structured approach was fantastic!’
‘I am converted! Since the retreat I have planned a
structure and goals for every work day and have already seen some immediate
The fee is £200 per
person (to include all accommodation, meals and refreshments).