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London Writing Retreat

London Writing Retreat

Complete your writing goal. Our writing retreat offers you the time and space to write, as well as one-to-one feedback from an expert writing tutor, plus the opportunity to share your work with fellow writers. Every day of the retreat will offer writers up to five hours solo writing time in one of our comfortable and spacious studios. 

These writing sessions will be complimented by workshop sessions led by the tutor in which writers can choose to share their work, get feedback from the group or troubleshoot any writing challenges they are facing. 

All writers will be invited to submit 5,000 words of their work ahead of the retreat which the tutor will feed back on in a dedicated one-to-one session. Whether your submission comes in the form of a synopsis or a section of writing, it will give you the opportunity to get detailed individual feedback in addition to the reflections of your fellow writers. The timetable will also include a session with a guest tutor who will be invited to share their work and reflect on their professional writing experience. 

The price of the course will include the price of a group outing to theatre or cinema on one of the evenings.      

ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL HAVE

  • Space and time to write 
  • One to one feedback on your work 
  • Support and feedback of a writing group
  • The opportunity to set your own writing targets and be supported in achieving them 

Level

Ideal for improvers, intermediate and advanced writers.

Style

Prose

When

5 days, Monday to Friday.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Time to work 

The timetable has been designed to give writers the time and space to write. Every day will provide substantial opportunity to make progress on your project within our comfortable and spacious studios.

Self-guided

With an emphasis on your personal process there is the freedom to find your own path within the framework of the week. Whether you prefer to write first thing in the morning, avoid the afternoon slump, or work into the early evening, you can set the timetable towards your own process.  

Collaboration

One of the key features of the week will be the opportunity to share your work with fellow writers, who are also developing their own stories. We will build a supportive and encouraging writers group which will enable everyone to receive and offer feedback.

Analysis

Analysing the work of established writers is a key component of any writer’s journey. We will pick apart a series of relevant texts over the course of the week, discussing the fine detail of what makes great writing in different forms from flash fiction to screenplay to the novel.  

Skills 

Everyday includes an active writing workshop lead by the lead tutor, covering a wide array of skills necessary to completing your work. From considering basic skills such as building characters and structuring storylines to writing effective dialogue and shifting perspective these sessions are intended to feed into your writing.   

DAILY BREAKDOWN

MORNING: Lead Tutor writing workshop

MID-MORNING: Writing time

AFTERNOON:Feedback and sharing work

LATE AFTERNOON: Writing time and one-to-one with Tutor

LAST DAY: Evening social trip out

What students should bring

  • Your big idea. You may be right at the beginning or 10,000 words in as long as you can make use of substantial solo writing time.
  • Whatever you need to write – laptop, pad and paper.
  • Tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the week.

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” 

Toni Morrison, Novelist

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
17 Apr - 21 Apr Mon 10:00-18:30 5 days (Monday - Friday) Freddie Machin City Academy at 10 Herbal Hill £595.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
17 Apr - 21 Apr Mon 10:00-18:30 5 days (Monday - Friday) Freddie Machin City Academy at 10 Herbal Hill £595.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

Spread the cost

Interest-free payments to suit you.

At City Academy we are very happy to offer you flexible, interest-free payment plans to spread the cost for you. 

Please call our friendly Student Services team to arrange a payment plan, or fill in the form below and we will contact you. 

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