next dates: Monday 24th to Saturday 29th September 2018

Come and work on your writing in a beautiful and peaceful location, with one-to-one help and advice from international award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick.

The week will allow you to work in a way that suits you. Whether you have a first draft that needs polishing, or you need time and advice to bring that first draft into the world, Marcus will be on hand to share his 20-plus years of writing experience. That experience includes writing novels for adults, for teenagers, readers and picture books for young children, and non-fiction too.

With over ten years experience in teaching creative writing, Marcus is adept at helping you work out where your strengths are, as well as identifying problems that are holding you back. While many writers attending retreats have a work in progress, this week is equally suitable if you're just starting out and need some time and a guiding hand to get you going.

There's information about rooms and prices here, and general information here.

future dates: March 2019 TBC

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Marcus was Writer in Residence at Bath Spa University for three years, and regularly teaches creative writing at Arvon and Ty Newydd. He has written everything from picture books to adult novels, and non-fiction. He has reviewed for The Guardian newspaper and published articles in various other magazines and newspapers. He has judged numerous books awards, including the Costa Book Awards and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Additionally, Marcus worked in publishing and bookselling for almost 20 years, and so can advise on the nature of the publishing world too.