• Introduction
  • "An enormously rich week, beyond all my expectations. Susan is an exacting, intuitive and insightful teacher who gets you to think carefully about the power of words and where they can take you, if you let them. Yes please to next year too!"

    Creative writing course attendee

    Spring Writer’s retreat 7th – 11th March 2022

    7th March - 11th March 2022

    This popular five-day residential writing retreat offers experienced tuition, plus time to write, think, breathe, eat and walk in the style and comfort of a family-run stately home.

    Led by experienced tutor and novelist Susan Elderkin, it’s aimed at both fiction and non-fiction writers, and is suitable for people of any stage. Amongst other things, this retreat will be exploring the role of myth in our writing – an excellent starting point for those wanting to discover their next project, and a lovely way of adding depth and resonance to those who already have something up and running.

    The retreat will run from Monday lunch to Friday lunch, and includes: five 3.5 hour workshops, a one-to-one tutorial, a talk from a special guest speaker, acclaimed memoirist Cathy Rentzenbrink, all meals, and your own beautifully decorated bedroom in the house. Prices start at £915 (depending on the room you choose). Yoga sessions, provided by Iyengar teacher Sarah Constantinides, are offered before breakfast from Tuesday to Friday.

    Your tutor, Susan Elderkin, has been running retreats and workshops like this for over 20 years. The author of two award-winning novels and two books about bibliotherapy, she has taught on the MAs in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, Goldsmith’s and City University.

    More details can be found on the flyer here, and if you’d like to find out more, please email Susan at hello@susanelderkin.com or Harry on Harry@pennardhouse.com.

     

    "An enormously rich week, beyond all my expectations. Susan is an exacting, intuitive and insightful teacher who gets you to think carefully about the power of words and where they can take you, if you let them. Yes please to next year too!"

    Creative writing course attendee
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