DATES & FEES

DATES & FEES

Come Grow Your Writing with Us!

Writing

How quickly can you get here? First, pick the course or retreat type that strikes your fancy. If you’re unsure which one best suits your muse, drop us a note or give us a call and we’ll help you figure it out. Glance the calendar below to see what’s offered when and find the date best for you. Then Contact Us via email or phone with your request, we’ll confirm and provide you all the details you need to secure your booking with the required deposit.

We offer free pick-up/drop-off from specified gateway cities at specific times and places. The cities vary depending on course/retreat type and time of year. Please the specific course/retreat for full travel details.

Here’s a quick refresher:

  • Courses
    • A Writer Begins
      • £895 includes EVERYTHING except travel to France (£300 deposit to secure booking)
      • Pick-up/Drop-off City:
        • Nantes
    • A Writer Prepares
      • £895 includes EVERYTHING except travel to France (£300 deposit to secure booking)
      • Pick-up/Drop-off City: Nantes
    • A Writer Progresses
      • £895 includes EVERYTHING except travel to France (£300 deposit to secure booking)
      • Pick-up/Drop-off City: Nantes
  •  Retreats
    • Studio Retreats
      • £645 includes everything except travel to France (£180 deposit to secure booking)
      • Pick-up City: Nantes
    • Mentored Retreats
      • £995 includes everything except travel to France (£300 deposit to secure booking)
      • Pick-up City: Nantes

Balances are due 45 days before course or retreat start date.

Remember to check the individual course or retreat page for travel and pick-up/drop-off information it sometimes differs from activity to activity and time of year.

Don’t delay. While we have lots of weeks listed for your convenience, they fill fast and we limit size and activity types to ensure you have best possible experience.

Current Course Offerings and Availability

Writing Courses and Retreats

New! 2020/2021 Dates 

(Saturday to Saturday) – Pick-up/drop-offs Nantes Atlantique International Airport (NTE)

August 2020

Aug 29-5 Sep (Sat-Sat) Short Story MASTERCLASS Retreat with Annie Kirby BOOKINGS CLOSEDSign up for waiting list

September 2020

Sep 5-12 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

12-19 SEPT 2020 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

Sep 19-26 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

Sep 26-3 Oct (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

October 2020

Oct 3-10 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats (Limited Places Available)

Oct 10-17 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats (Limited Places Available)

Oct 17-24 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

Oct 24-31 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

November 2020

Oct 31-7 Nov (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats (Limited Places Available)

7-14 Nov (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats (Limited Places Available)

New! 14-21 Nov (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats (Limited Places Available)

December 2020

New! 5-12 Dec (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats (Limited Places Available)

New! 12-19 Dec (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats (Limited Places Available)

New! 2021 Dates

These are our main dates for spring 2021. We will add autumn 2021 dates shortly.

March 2021

6-13 March (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats

13-20 March (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats

April 2021

3-10 Apr (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats

10-17 Apr (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats

17-24 Apr (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats

24 Apr-1 May (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats

May 2021

15-22 May (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats

22-29 May (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats

29 May- 5 June (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats

June 2021

5-12 June (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats

Painting

Painting Plein Air with Oils led by Janette Hayhoe

25 April – 2 May 2020 (SAT-SAT) BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

2-9 May 2020 (SAT-SAT) BOOKINGS CLOSEDSign up for waiting list

New! 24-31 Oct 2020 (Sat-Sat) 

£1295 (includes EVERYTHING except travel to France). To secure a place a deposit of £300 is due at the time of booking; the balance is due 45 days before the course starts. Pick-up/drop-off city is Nantes. Check here for travel info.

Plein Air Painting with Pastels led by Janet Kohler 

12-19 SEPT 2020 (SAT-SAT) BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

£1295 (includes EVERYTHING except travel to France). To secure a place a deposit of £300 is due at the time of booking; the balance is due 45 days before the course starts. Pick-up/drop-off city is Nantes. Check here for travel info.

Photography

The Photos Tell a Story Workshop with Katherine Oktober Matthews

2020 Date TBA – Get in touch if interested

£895 (includes EVERYTHING except travel to France). To secure a place a deposit of £300 is due at the time of booking; the balance is due 45 days before the course starts. Pick-up/drop-off city is Nantes. Check here for travel info.

DATES & FEES