Bristol Writers’ Retreat

One Day Writing Retreats In Bristol

Second Sunday of the month

(Fourth Sunday from February 2020)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Old Library, Eastville, Bristol
£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

Bristol Writers’ Retreat is lead by AMANDA STAPLES.

Amanda has the usual pile of writing she can’t look at even with a pot of tea and a whisky chaser. Since 2016 she’s sent a lot of short stories to
a lot of places. Some got into magazines and anthologies. She’s self-
published a recipe book and finished a novel (hated it, started another).
In 2017/18 her play was staged in Croydon and Bristol. ​She has
performed at Bath Lit Fringe Fest, Bristol Lit Fest, Talking Tales and
Writers Unchained events in Bristol. When not writing, she’s felting,
pom pomming, or reading.

Getting here

Street parking is available in Dormer Road (first left after Glenfrome Road traffic lights if travelling up Muller Road from Eastgate) or Rousham Road (first right off of Dormer Road). Alternatively, you can turn right at the Glenfrome Road lights and then left into Kirtlington Road. Follow that round into Tackley Road and that will bring you to a one-way road (in your favour) and is just meters from the library. Often this road has more spaces (it’s easier than it sounds!). The library is on a main and very busy road. You can park directly outside but be mindful of your wing mirrors and the neighbour’s driveway please.

 

Both Temple Meads and Parkway train stations require an uber/taxi to reach us. If you are travelling from the city centre/Broadmead or the Bus and Coach Station to Muller Road you can get the number 70 or number 24 bus which takes around 30 minutes.

Venue

The Old Library
Muller Road
Eastville
Bristol
BS5 6XP

Details

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

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