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Birmingham Writers' Retreat


One Sunday a month — 10am – 4pm

Alpha Works,  Birmingham

🌟  15% discount for Gold Star members! 🌟


In need of time & space to write?

Yeah, us too. Which is why we created our famously productive one-day writing retreats — to give writers the headspace and the writing space they need to let their words flow.

A supportive environment + an endless supply of caffeine ‘n ‘snacks + gold stars for motivation + all the pep and encouragement you could ever need = the perfect set up for writing bliss.

Our Birmingham writing retreat is one of our most popular sessions, filled with like-minded creatives working on a whole heap of different and exciting projects. There’s no pressure — no awkward ice-breakers — just a safe place for you to write to your heart’s content.

So get your butt down to Birmingham Writers’ Retreat and let us help you get the words out (of your brain, not your butt).

All the info & deets
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One Sunday a month
10am – 4pm
Find upcoming dates and book your ticket below!


Alpha Works Suffolk St Queensway Birmingham B1 1TT

How much?

incl refreshments + lunch
(15% discount for Gold Star members!)

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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.

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

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It’s really important to us that our writing retreats are as accessible as possible!

If you have any additional needs, please let us know when you book so we can help to accommodate you.

The entire building at Alpha Works is DDA compliant.

On the main Alpha Works floor there is plenty of room to manoeuvre for wheelchairs and any individuals that have additional mobility needs.

There is also access to a disabled toilet.

Anything else?

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 Birmingham Retreat Host

Aakriti Kaushik

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

Upcoming Birmingham Writing Retreats
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    Birmingham Writers’ Retreat
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PSST... A writing retreat is an AMAZING gift for the writer in your life!

Treat your writer buddy to a day of uninterrupted writing, tea, biscuits and literary cameraderie with a Writing Retreat Gift Voucher.

They’ll be able to choose where and when they want to redeem their voucher and will be forever grateful for your generosity. Gold star for you!