3 night Taught Retreat: Mastering Poetry with professional poet – 1st December


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Tutor: Ian Gouge

1st December, 2023 – 3 nights, secured with £100 deposit.

This fabulous venue, in Beal in the heart of Yorkshire , offers a  range of delights for authors and writers of all levels. Relax or write in your room with your own dedicated writing facilities or in one of the quiet communal areas. In the evening enjoy a game of pool, an amble around the village and countryside, socialise in our comfortable lounge by the open fire.

Choose from one of the following rooms (prices shown are fully inclusive for the 3 nights):

1st Floor

York Room. £680 Beautiful super king, private balcony, ensuite shower room

Bedale Room. £595 Queen, private shower, shared toilet

Ripon Room. £640 Charming double, en suite shower room and toilet

Richmond Room. £595 Lovely double, en suite shower room and toilet

Scarborough Room. £640 Lovely double, en suite shower room and toilet

Whitby Room. £640 Beautiful double, en suite shower room and toilet

Arrive on day one from 2pm (earlier arrival can be arranged, if needed) and settle into your room at our homely and peaceful venue in Yorkshire. Writing time starts just as soon as you’re ready either in the peace of your comfortable room or in one of our shared writing areas. Afternoon tea is included on your first day and refreshments will be available on arrival.

• Friday – evening (after dinner)
• Introduction to the course
• Attendees introduce themselves

• Saturday – part 1 (09:00-10:30)
• You and Poetry
• Poetry on the Page
• Saturday (11:00-12:00)
• Individual 1-2-1s [30 mins]
• Saturday (13:30-15:30)
• Individual 1-2-1s [30 mins]
• Saturday – part 2 (16:00-17:00)
• Found Poetry
• Saturday – evening (after dinner)
• Mentor reading

• Sunday – part 1 (09:00-10:00)
• Attachment & Detachment
• Sunday (10:30-12:00)
• Individual 1-2-1s [45 mins]
• Sunday(13:30-16:30)
• Individual 1-2-1s [45 mins]
• Sunday – part 2 (17:00-18:00)
• Formal Poetry – a refresher
• Exercises & Ideas
• Sunday – evening (after dinner)
• Attendees’ reading

Included in your retreat price:

All tuition
All meals and refreshments including afternoon tea on the first day and breakfast on the final day.
Cream tea each day.
Evening 2 course dinner with wine, each day.
Quiet communal writing areas.
Transport from the local train station, if required.
Individual bedroom with writing facility for when you prefer complete isolation.
Parking onsite.
Optional evening activities & author sessions
Pens and pads.
Use of laptop, if required, with memory stick to take work home.

You can view our full Terms & Conditions here.