Writing Events

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Marooned Again! Writing Retreat St Mary’s Lighthouse Sunday 23rd April 2017

Following on from last year’s highly successful writing retreat, join me for a truly get away from it all day at St Mary’s Island, Whitley Bay. We will be marooned on the island for the day as the sea ‘straddles’ the causeway for the duration of the retreat. Bring your own writing to work on […]

Rachel’s Week: Words, Pictures and Letters

The great thing about what I do is that life is very varied and every day is different.  It might be a bit of a nightmare to plan at times but at least it’s never dull! I have been in Hexham this week running another Words and Pictures workshop with Sarah Loveland Photography at Sarah’s […]

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Our Day with Words and Pictures

I love the fusion of different artistic genres coming together.  I believe that when you blur the boundaries between writing and image making, that’s when true creativity starts.  So when photographer Sarah Loveland and I decided to run a joint workshop, we set out to run a fun informal day where people would be inspired […]

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‘Introduction to Creative Writing’ workshop at Sunderland Festival 2016

I am delighted to have been invited to develop and deliver a ‘Introduction to Creative Writing’ workshop for the Sunderland Literature and Creative Writing Festival 2016. Join me for the morning and explore the joys of creative writing in a fun and informal way. All are welcome and no previous writing experience is necessary. Look […]

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Writing Retreat Durham Dales 3rd September 2016

Join us for the day on this Writing Retreat where you can find time and space to bring along your own writing and work on it away from everyday distractions.  Our venue is the Conference Room in The Durham Dales Centre in the village of Stanhope at the heart of the beautiful Durham Dales.  Discover […]

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24th July 2016 Writing Retreat at Gibside

Join me for the day on this Writing Retreat where you can find time and space to bring along your own writing and work on it away from everyday distractions.  Our venue is the Merry Room in The Garden Cottage of Gibside, the National Trust’s 18th century Landscape Gardens.  Discover inspiration with a wander through […]