Immerse yourself in your work on creative writing retreats

Creative Writing Retreats


Sadly our regular retreat programme ended in 2018 and we will no longer be holding four retreats a year.

However, Retreat West’s Amanda Saint will still be teaching at one-off retreats and writing festivals.

Festival of Writing

6-8 September 2019, University of York, UK

Over the weekend, Amanda will be teaching a 2-hour workshop on plotting and a 1-hour session on using flash fiction in your novel, as well as giving 1-1 book doctoring sessions to review works in progress.

Get details on the Jericho Writers website



Plot & Character Writing Retreat

7-13 October 2019, Valdiporro, Italy

A 6-night retreat with 4 workshops and a 1-1 with Amanda to discuss your work. Limited to 10 writers. Only 3 spaces remaining.

Get info on the retreat venue website


Plot, People & Place Writing Retreat

27th January Р2nd February 2020, Voley Farm, Parracombe, North Devon

A 6-night retreat featuring 4 workshops with Amanda Saint designed to get you off to a great start with a new novel, or to revise an early draft. You’ll also get an hour’s 1-1 to discuss your work and the opportunity to get ongoing mentoring. Only 6 spaces available.

Get more info


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