Leeds Writers’ Retreat

One Day Writing Retreats In Leeds

Last Saturday of the month

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Leeds Industrial Museum, Leeds
£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

Leeds Writers’ Retreat is lead by MONICA DICKSON

Monica writes short fiction and is working on making it longerer. Her stories have been read out on radio (East Leeds FM), published online (Ellipsis, Spelk, Dear Damsels and others) and printed in lit mags (Salomé, Firewords). Her work has also been shortlisted for the TSS Flash Fiction 400 competition. She lives with her husband, two daughters and a tendency to overthink everything.

Twitter: @Mon_Dickson

Website: www.writingandthelike.wordpress.com

Leeds Industrial Museum (aka Armley Mills – look out for the brown tourism signage) is located just two miles out of Leeds city centre on Canal Road, LS12 2QF (T. 0113 378 3173)

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Bus

The number 15 (Leeds – Old Farnley) runs every half hour between Leeds City Railway Station (Park Row or Wellington Street stops) and Leeds Industrial Museum (Canal Road Forge Lane stop). You’ll be at the venue in around ten minutes.

Alternative buses 33, 34, 35, 60, 508 and 757 travel from Leeds city centre to the Cardigan Fields Leisure Park on Kirkstall Road (A65). Leeds Industrial Museum is behind the Cardigan Fields complex and accessible via a gated footbridge which is open between 9.00 and 4.30. Please note that the footbridge leads to a steep cobbled path to the main museum entrance.

Rail

The nearest train station is Burley Park which is a 1 mile walk to/from Leeds Industrial Museum. Leeds City Railway Station is 1.6 miles away, with a direct walking and cycling route to the museum along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal towpath.

Parking

Free on-site parking is available at Leeds Industrial Museum. The car park leads to a mostly flat walkway, around 1 minute from the museum entrance. A disabled parking bay and drop off point is available directly outside the museum entrance. The entrance door to the museum is an automatic door and has a wide clearing space.

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Venue

Leeds Industrial Museum
Canal Road
Armley
Leeds
LS12 2QF

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

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30 May 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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27 June 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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25 July 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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29 August 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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Leeds Writers’ Retreat

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

Leeds Writers’ Retreat

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