Writing Outside The Box - New Dates

Writing Outside The Box - Creative Writing Retreat - NEW DATES

Revised dates: 28th August - 1 September 2023

Venue: Shallowford House, Stone, Staffordshire 

We wanted to let you know that we've changed the dates for our Creative Writing Retreat which will now take place at the end of August 2023. The hope is that this will make the retreat more accessible for people. 

Are you interested in exercising your creative writing muscles and seeing which way they stretch? 

Are you passionate about your faith and writing and wondering how they fit together? 

Do you want time and space to write with other like-minded people? 

Then Writing Outside The Box could be for you! 

Confirmed workshop leaders:

Katherine Blessan
is the award-winning author of Home Truths with Lady Grey (The Conrad Press, 2022) and Lydia’s Song: the story of a child lost and a woman found (Instant Apostle, 2014). As well as being a novelist, she is a short story and screenplay writer. Her writing touches on social issues and explores the space where cultures cross. Katherine is on the ACW Committee as overseas support, and is also an English and Creative Writing tutor and social entrepreneur.

Jane Walters, a musician and former Interior Designer, is the author of Too Soon (Jane Clamp, SPCK), a memoir/devotional on miscarriage. She is on the Thought of the Day team at Premier Radio and appears regularly on UCB. For many years, she has written online Bible commentaries and in 2021 will be published in New Daylight daily Bible readings (BRF). Other writing credits include book reviews, magazines and editing. Her fiction is represented by Intersaga Literary Agency. She is vice-chair of the Association of Christian Writers and leads two ACW local writing groups in Norfolk.

Katharine Swartz writes contemporary and historical fiction under the name Kate Hewitt. She has been published in short stories by various women’s magazines, including Women’s Weekly and The People’s Friend, and she has had novel-length fiction published by Penguin, Hachette, Harper Collins, Lion Fiction, and others. Whatever the genre, she enjoys telling an emotionally compelling story that examines ethical dilemmas. She lives on the Welsh border with her husband and five children, although several have now flown the nest.

Sessions will include:
* The writer's way (on making space for being creative)
* External and emotional conflict in a novel
* Devotional writing
* Using Writing to challenge injustice
* A publishing forum (the chance go hear from and ask questions of those who've been in the trenches!)

To find out more and to book in today click here.