writing retreats

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writing retreats

I am thinking of doing one, and I'd be really interested to hear other people's experiences, good and bad. Also very grateful for recommendations (or warnings to avoid). Thank you!

Over at UKA we organise an annual UKAway writers hol, and one which was highly praised was the one to Anam Cara on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland. You can read about people's experiences and find loads of info about it here, if you're interested: http://ukauthors.com/phorum5/read.php?60,150229
thanks very much Andrea, I'll pop across and have a look.


I put myself on the Anam Cara mailing list last year, and keep promising myself...it looks so fab. When work and finances allow...
I went on an Avon Foundation Writing Retreat for short story writing. It was the best thing I've ever done and I returned to "the real world" with a brand new dose of confidence and inspiration. It's really worth it. I do have to add that I won the retreat with a writing competition, I believe they can be very pricey otherwise! good luck x


I am putting all these on a list - it's very encouraging that everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves


Incidentally, Insert, this year's UKAway is in W Wales, in Aug at the Ceridwen Centre ( http://www.ceridwencentre.co.uk ) Check out the UKA front page for details. There are still a few places available. http://ukauthors.com/index.php
Thanks again Andrea. I can see how that would be fun if you all know each other. I think I"d rather go somewhere - maybe a little warmer, or at least drier, than where I live


Actually, they don't all know each other before they go (I've never been), and everyone's welcome, whether a member of UKA or not (as long as there's places left of course) And the location changes each year. For example, there have been two to (different locations in) Cyprus, one in Greece, one in Scotland, and so on. It was almost India this year, but changed after discussion. http://www.ukauthors.com http://www.ukapress.com
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