New for August: Online Writing Retreats, Book Now!

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I’m changing it up a little in August and instead of running a month long online prompt-a-day course, I am going to be running two all day, online writing ‘retreats’.

What do you mean, ‘retreat?’

This is a chance for you to put yourself, and your writing, first. It’s a day in which all that is expected of you is to write and enjoy the company of others, and myself, in an online setting. It would be wonderful to meet up in the real world, share a coffee and a slice of cake, chat about poetry and the way it works, write and explore our own versions of the world through poetry, but we all know that that isn’t possible right now. But then, perhaps being on retreat is a state of mind, perhaps what we need is not distance from our own lives, but permission to put ourselves first above job, kids, partners, responsibilities, just for one day.

How Will It Work?

These are fully planned and scheduled retreat days which involve a combination of zoom chats, online interaction within a closed facebook group, notes and prompts sent directly to your email address, feedback from the group and from myself and the chance to read your work within the group zoom meetings. If zoom isn’t your thing, you can easily bypass the zoom chats and stick to the interaction within the facebook group/s. If Facebook isn’t your thing, you are welcome to engage only through the zoom chats. If neither is your thing, then these might not be the event for you! (scroll down for an alternative!) You do not have to join in any of the parts you don’t want to, but it’s going to be a lot of fun in a safe, welcoming environment. If you’d like to know what the schedule is, before booking your place, drop me a line at wendyprattfreelancewriter@gmail.com .

Online Writing Retreat One

Walking With the Wolf:

Poetry from Nature’s Perspective

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Date: Saturday 8th August 2020

9.00 am to 5.00pm

Price: £15

In this day long retreat we’ll be exploring nature writing, placing ourselves fully within nature and walking side by side with the wildlife of planet earth. Suitable for all levels of poet from beginners to the more advanced, this all day retreat runs from 9am to 5pm and includes lots of interaction as well as time to write. To book a place, simply pop over to the shop: Shop Link

Don’t forget, you can sponsor a place on this retreat for a writer who doesn’t have the means to pay for one! Pop into the shop to sponsor a place: Shop Link

Due to the nature of the event, places are limited so please don’t leave it late to book.

Online Writing Retreat Two

Song of the Selkie:

Poetry of Physical Transformation

 

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Date: Saturday 22nd August 2020

9.00 am to 5.00pm

Price: £15

In this day long retreat we’ll be exploring poems of transformation, with a focus on the mythical selkie and witch-hare folk stories. Suitable for all levels of poet from beginners to the more advanced, this all day retreat runs from 9am to 5pm and includes lots of interaction as well as time to write. To book a place, simply pop over to the shop: Shop Link

Don’t forget, you can sponsor a place on this retreat for a writer who doesn’t have the means to pay for one! Pop into the shop to sponsor a place: Shop Link

Due to the nature of the event, places are limited so please don’t leave it late to book.

The Alternative

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If you like the structure of a month long course and aren’t into day long events, or even if you are into day long events and you want a course that will compliment the above retreat days, I have an online course available on my new teaching platform. You can book a place by following this link:

Getting Started: How to Write a Poem

This course does not have a designated start date, but it does have a closed facebook group, the link to which I will email to you, once you have enrolled.

 

 

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