You’re invited: Stow-on-the-Wold Writing Weekend

 In Creative Writing Courses, Invitations

We’re delighted to announce the dates for our Stow-on-the-Wold Writing Weekend.

We invite you to join us to explore the mysteries and the craft of creating story with a group of like-minded souls in that most charming of Cotswold market towns, Stow-on-the-Wold.

The wide-ranging programme will include discussions, writing time, prompts for writers without a project, and tightly focused sessions on particular writing skills, like:

  • How to add a little gumption to a spineless protagonist
  • How to create a robust story structure
  • How to create a truly immersive experience for your reader

Use the weekend as a way of recharging your creative batteries or to accelerate your current writing project.

How will the weekend work?

We’ll be based at The Old Stocks Inn, a 17th-century coaching inn, and the weekend will be co-hosted by All About Writing and Lindy Price of Benfield.

The idea is that you check into The Old Stocks Inn during the afternoon of Friday 25 November. We’ll meet at 6:00 pm at Benfield in Sheep Street for an introductory session with a writing exercise thrown in. Then we’ll gather around the Aga for a delicious dinner.

After a full English breakfast on Saturday we’ll meet in a private room at The Old Stocks Inn. There will be a little bit of “theory”, a dash of brainstorming – and writing (with feedback) all the way, with a break for lunch in the town which offers an opportunity for a writing exercise on the hoof or a bit of exploring. In the evening, we’ll repair to a local hostelry for a festive writers’ dinner.

For Sunday, rinse and repeat, with lunch and a final exercise before we cast off our writers’ mantles (if that’s possible after 48 hours of creative excitement) and scatter.

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