Writing Retreat




TeamAuthorUK is delighted to announce their first Writing Retreat Weekend. Hosted by author Jude Lennon and Team Author founder Sue Miller at the beautiful Alkington Grange Barns near Whitchurch, this weekend aims to give you time and space to write as well as attend workshops. The weekend runs from November 8-10th and costs £220.

£50.00 deposit is required to secure your place.


There are a limited number of single occupancy bedrooms which are on a first come first served basis. Sharers will be accommodated in twin rooms.

Friday evening from 4pm onwards – arrive, relax, unwind. Enjoy dinner and then some storytelling in Buttercup’s Hay Barn.

Saturday –
9.30-10.30 – Workshop: “Take One Picture”
10.30 til lunch time – free writing time.
12.30-1.30 – lunch
1.30-2.30 – A Writer’s Walk
2.30- 4.30 – free writing time
4.30- optional sharing of writing, discussion about activities etc
After Dinner – Quiz

9.30 – 10.30 – “Breaking Writer’s Block”
10.30 til lunch time – free writing
12.30 – 1.30 – lunch
1.30-2.30 – free writing
3.00 – Round-up of the weekend. Sharing writing (optional) etc

4pm – departure

All meals are included in the price plus there will be wine available for both nights. If spirits or beers are your tipple, please bring your own.

Breakfast will be a DIY of cereal, toasts, yoghurts, fruit etc
Catering will be provided by Imelda Summerton-West who will also be writing. Dietary needs will be requested once you’ve booked.

The itinerary might have to change according to weather!

Our accommodation will be in two of the buildings – Buttercup’s Hay Barn and James’s Parlour. Here is the website for the gorgeous Alkington Grange Barns, owned and managed by our writing group member, Emma Blantern.www.shropshireholidaybarns.co.uk