The London Writers Urban Retreat. Chicklit and Dylan!
We've all been there. You want to write. You really do. And you dream of sitting on a sun-drenched Tuscan balcony, inspiration and fine wine flowing as you compose your opus maximus.
But there are bills to pay. There is washing up and cleaning to do. And the day job. And people to see. When do we ever get TIME to write?
But these are really just excuses. And you know that, don't you? That's where we come in. Come and join us for just one Saturday a month for an Urban Writers Retreat. And be inspired, because our retreat is in cool Fitzrovia in Central London - in the Writers and Artist's Bar of the pub where Dylan Thomas drank. Near where Anthony Burgess was inspired to write 'Clockwork Orange'. Next to George Orwell's favourite boozer and the Prole’s Pub from ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’! And just down the road from where Virginia Woolf lived. Pretty impressive, eh?
It's inspiring for us and we think it might be for you too! And if you need help with your first Bridget Jones or Fern Hill, we're here to help you personally with suggestions and exercises. Or if you know what you're doing, we'll leave you alone! It's up to you.
So join us for a bit of writerly 'tough love' from 11.30am (not too early - we're writers after all!) 'till 5pm - when the Literary Pub Crawl starts! There will be lots of power points for laptops. Regular soft drinks and tea and coffee. We have old and new iPad chargers and a couple of spare iPad keyboards. And best of all, there's no wi-fi and the phone signal is not very good. So do the research before you come. Our day is all about writing! And never forget, after we finish, if you don't fancy the Literary Pub Crawl, there's the bar upstairs for a natter and catch-up.
Most of the retreats will be hosted by Nick Hennegan, our award-winning writer. A light sandwich lunch will be provided and we'll have some exercise books around if you need inspiration. But this is not a sharing or a writers group. It's for you to get your head down, forget the world and leave tired but satisfied on a writers high! There are no rules apart from that. And to force you to REALLY commit to allowing yourself time to write and attend EVERY month, there's a discount if you book for six months at once. And a bigger discount for 12 months. Email for details.
You know you want to...!
The London Writers Urban Retreat - Dates
All retreats are at the Fitzroy Tavern, Charlotte Street, London W1
from 11am - 5pm. Full details will be sent with your booking.
Sat 24th May - May Day SORRY - SOLD OUT.
Sat 28th June - Spring SORRY - SOLD OUT
Sat 26 July - Summer
Sat 30 August, 2014 - NO RETREAT IN AUGUST. WE'RE GOING ON HOLIDAY!
Sat 27th September - Summer's End.
Saturday 25th October - no retreat as we are all involved in the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia Festival!
Saturday 29th November - Lest we forget.
Saturday 27th December - Christmas Holiday!
Give yourself a break and invest in your art. COMING SOON... retreats at some truly stunning and inspirational locations in London, Stratford-upon-Avon. Ireland and France. Please Contact Us for details.
And if you are a writer, take a look at some of the handbooks we've sourced for you below. Screenwriters should especially check out Save The Cat. Blake Snyder sadly passed away a little while ago, but his book contains sources from other well know books on the art of screen writing.
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