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

2020 Dates 

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

April 2020

Apr 18-25 (Sat-Sat) Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

25 April – 2 May 2020 (Sat-Sat) Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

May 2020

NEW! 2-9 May 2020 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats (Limited Places Available)

May 9-16 (Sat-Sat) MASTERCLASS Retreat with Emma Claire Sweeney, Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats, BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

NEW! May 16-23 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats (Limited Places Available)

NEW! May 23-30 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats (Limited Places Available)

May 30-6 Jun (Sat-Sat) Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

June 2020

Jun 6-13 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

July 2020

Jul 4-11 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

August 2020

Aug 29-5 Sep (Sat-Sat) Short Story MASTERCLASS Retreat with Annie Kirby  (Limited Places Available)

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 (1 place left!)

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 BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

Nov 7-14 (Sat-Sat) Studio Retreats, Begins, Prepares, Progresses, Mentored Retreats BOOKINGS CLOSED – Sign up for waiting list

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) (Limited Places Available)

£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.

Painting with Acrylics: In-Studio and En Plein Air with David Tomlin

NEW! 4-11 July 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 

NEW! 12-19 SEPT 2020 (SAT-SAT) (Very Limited Availability – Book now)

£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