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Garsdale Retreat 2021: Creative Writing Courses and Retreats Now Open For Bookings!
Mon 1 Mar 2021 to Sat 18 Dec 2021
We are delighted to announce the 2021 schedule of creative wriing courses at The Garsdale Retreat will be open for bookings from 1st November. We have a particularly outstanding line-up of inspiring tutors/guest readers and an exciting range of courses - poetry, fiction, memoir/life writing, a tutored poetry retreat, a tutored fiction writing retreat and five untutored retreats.

The Garsdale Retreat is a creative writing centre in the remote and beautiful setting of The Yorkshire Dales. It provides inspirational courses tutored by professional writers, enabling participants to develop their individual creativity in a place of peace and tranquillity, away from the distractions and stresses of everyday life. We welcome all levels of ability, offering a high level of individual tuition in small classes (maximum size: eight residents/two non-residents).

2021 Courses:

1st - 6th March: Poems and People with Jonathan Edwards, tutor Jacob Polley, guest

15th - 20th March: Telling Your Story: Memoir/Life Writing with Catherine Simpson, tutor John Hegley, guest

12th - 17th April : A Body of Word with Helen Mort, tutor Alan Buckley, guest

26th April - 1st May: Poems ‘after’ Poems with Paul Henry, tutor Mona Arshi, guest

10th - 15th May: Making Up Truths, Fiction Writing with Linda Cracknell, tutor Tania Hershman, guest

24th - 29th May: May Untutored Retreat

7th - 12th June: Animal, Anima, Animate with Susan Taylor, co-tutor Simon Williams, co-tutor

21st - 26th June: Tutored Retreat: Closing in on the Book with Steve Ely, tutor Helen Tookey, guest

5th - 10th July: July Untutored Retreat

19th - 24th July: Tutored Retreat: Novel Writing with Zoë Strachan, tutor Louise Welsh, guest

23rd - 28th August : August Untutored Retreat

13th - 18th September: The Figure a Poem Makes with Mimi Khalvati, tutor Fleur Adcock, guest

27th September - 2nd October : Fiction Writing with Hannah Vincent, tutor A.L. Kennedy, guest

18th - 23rd October: Have You Got a Story to Tell? Memoir/Life Writing with Cathy Rentzenbrink, tutor Alan Johnson, guest

1st - 6th November: November Untutored Retreat

15th - 20th November: Permissions in Poetry with Kim Moor, tutor Vicki Feaver, guest

29th November - 4th December: The Poetry of Now with Clare Pollard, tutor Carole Bromley, guest

13th - 18th December: December Untutored Retreat

View the full course programme here
Additional Information:
Yorkshire Dales
North West England

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