Get away, and get into writing

Writer and creative writing teacher Elise Valmorbida invites you to three special writing destinations this year. All are welcome, from beginners to published writers.

 

1: A FINE BRITISH SUMMER WRITING THING YOU CAN DO

SUITCASE STORIES

ARVON

Elise is teaching with Aamer Hussein at Ted Hughes’ house, Lumb Bank, Yorkshire

Date: 29 May – 3 June 2017

Departures, arrivals, journeys… how do we go about telling personal and family tales? What stories emerge from migration and the contrasts between different worlds? How do we go about writing these stories? During this week, we will unpack truth, memory and imagination. We’ll explore the diverse possibilities of language, character, place and plot. And we’ll help you develop compelling narratives – fiction or non-fiction.

  • Click HERE for more info

 

2: A GORGEOUS GREEK AUTUMN WRITING THING YOU CAN DO

WRITE NOW! IN SYROS

WRITING RETREAT

In partnership with Anne Aylor, Elise is teaching at Villa Maria, Hermopoulis, Isle of Syros, Greece

Date: 30 September – 7 October 2017

Syros is in the beautiful Cyclades group of islands. Not to be confused with Skyros. It is a secret haven of culture, indulgence, and life beyond tourism. Hermoupolis is the city of Hermes – god of literature, writing and, er, cattle rustling. This intense and yet indulgent 7-day retreat will give you the confidence to develop your writing and create new work. Villa Maria is a beautiful 19th century townhouse with marble bathrooms, antiques and newly restored interiors.

  • Click HERE for more info

 

3: AN UPLIFTING GETAWAY-FOR-THE-DAY IN MARGATE

If you’re tempted by Margate (where TS Eliot wrote much of The Wasteland), Elise is running a workshop about creative writing and wellbeing with Vanessa King at The Margate Bookie literary festival in late August. She might also do a sneak preview reading from her new novel (to be published by Faber & Faber next year).

  • Please let Elise know if you’re interested and she’ll keep you posted

Happy writing, and much power to your writing device!

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