Winter Writing Retreat

Thank you to the group of talented and enthusiastic writers and poets for their contributions to the Winter Retreat. With writers from Norfolk Federation and elsewhere we enjoyed working on short stories, sketches, a novel, a first journalistic project for a W.I. President, and some memoir writing. Several students were inspired to write after discovering stories from the past, uncovered through their own family history research. We created a clutch of ‘characters’ to take away with us to populate our future writing, and for our relaxation we discovered the joys of writing collaborative Haiku.


Escape to Denman – it’s the perfect place for an indulgent Winter Writing Retreat. Make 2017 the year you dig out that unfinished writing project languishing in a drawer, or come and begin something completely new. Join tutor led inspirational classroom sessions, discuss your writing, receive constructive feedback, and work in ‘one to one’ sessions with W.I. member Chrissie, whose TV scripts, short stories and articles have been broadcast and published in UK and abroad.

Retreat to this beautiful Georgian House, and write in the elegant drawing-room, the bar, your own comfortable en-suite bedroom, or the hall with its cosy log fire. We’ll be working on memoirs, life stories, short stories, sketches, plays, articles or novels, no experience of writing is required and beginners are welcome.

Price includes comfortable single ensuite room with tea/coffee making facilities and enjoy full board with varied menus offering a selection of delicious meals, including cooked buffet style breakfasts, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, and three course evening dinner with coffee/tea.

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