Birmingham Writers’ Retreat

One Day Writing Retreats In Birmingham

First Sunday of the month
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Alpha Works, Birmingham
£37

No distractions. No excuses. Just writing.

Look, we get it. We have the same problem. We make the grandest of plans – Booker Prize winning plans… Pulitzer winning plans! – but life gets in the way.

There’s always one more thing to do, or one more stupid thing to look at on the Internet. Before you know it, it’s gone midnight, you’re sitting in your pants eating Dairy Milk, and you’ve written 25 words. Ugh. That’s why we’ve developed our retreats, in which we turn off the wifi and make you get on with it.

Because the only way to get your writing done is to sit down and write.

What happens at a Writers’ HQ retreat?

Writing! More writing! Some more writing! A bucket-load of writing! Also much tea and biscuit eating.
Spend the day in a room with a bunch of writers, limitless caffeine and – horror! – no internet.
We’ll help you set your writing goals for the day and for the long-term, celebrate your successes, and break through blocks.
Write in timed sprints with lots of breaks for hot drinks, non-stop eating, literary chat and leg-stretching.
A score board, gold stars, general silliness and supportive competitiveness will help you reach your targets, break bad habits, and get your writing moving.
No distractions.
No excuses.
Just writing.
Perf.

What’s included?

  • All the tea and coffee you can drink
  • Morning snacks, lunch, biscuits and cake
  • A supportive environment and gold stars
  • Lots of encouragement and the lovely warm glow of finally-getting-it-done satisfaction

Who are Writers’ HQ retreats for?

  • Everyone!
  • New writers! Emerging writers! Aspiring writers! Experienced writers! Not-sure-if-they’re-really-allowed-to-call-themselves-writers! (hint: if you write, you’re a writer)
  • Writers who want to tinker with some ideas or make a start on a brand new project.
  • Writers with a work-in-progress that’s stalled or been put aside while life takes over.
  • Writers who just wanna get shit done.
  • People writing fiction, non-fiction, scripts, academic texts, copy, articles, blogs, poetry, creative non-fiction, genre, high brow, low brow, and anything else that needs an alphabet shuffle.
  • People who want to drink tea and eat biscuits and write some words in a fun, supportive environment.

Anything else I should know?

  • Writers’ HQ retreats are strictly no sharing events! We want you to focus on writing your story instead of getting anxious about other people reading it.
  • There is no workshopping or taught element to the retreats. It’s just about the writing. For taught courses please check out our superduper range of online courses.

Your retreat-o-bot

Birmingham Writers’ Retreat is lead by AAKRITI KAUSHIK.

Aakriti is a PR professional and ex-journalist. She mostly writes about technical subjects related to STEM, engineering and electronics in her current PR life. Having trained as a journalist with The Hindustan Times, India’s leading national daily, some of her non-fiction work has focused on gender and women issues. She is currently working on her first fiction novel. Aakriti is also an accredited mindfulness meditation teacher, with a special interest in teaching MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) techniques, and a strong advocate of yoga.
Twitter @aakritik

Getting here

The venue is a 7-10 minute walk from New Street Station and 15 minutes from Snow Hill Station. Moor Street and Five Ways are a bit further away but still within easy walking distance. More transport details here: http://www.alphaworksb1.co.uk/contact/

The best parking option is on Holliday Street (10-12 min walk to the venue) – £4 for 7 hours:

SIP Car Parks Limited, Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1SJ

Venue

Alpha Works
Suffolk St Queensway
Birmingham
B1 1TT

Details

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: £37. Or book 3 for £99 (save £12)

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February 2020

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March 2020

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1 March 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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April 2020

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5 April 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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May 2020

Birmingham Writers’ Retreat

3 May 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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June 2020

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7 June 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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July 2020

Birmingham Writers’ Retreat

5 July 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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August 2020

Birmingham Writers’ Retreat

2 August 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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September 2020

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6 September 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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October 2020

Birmingham Writers’ Retreat

4 October 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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November 2020

Birmingham Writers’ Retreat

1 November 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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