Milton Keynes Writers’ Retreat

One Day Writing Retreats In Milton Keynes

Fourth Saturday of the month
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Old School, Wolverton
£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

Milton Keynes Writers’ Retreat is lead by NATASHA WHITE.

Natasha is a ghostwriter of private autobiographies for Life Book UK and the proud owner of many half-started notebooks.  During term time she can be found trying to coax teens out from behind their smartphones and into the school library, where she works to instill a love of reading. She enjoys short stories and has started writing her own collection, but admits that she can often be found cleaning frantically or staring at shiny things instead of hitting her word count.
Twitter: @nwhitecreative

Getting here

Parking: There are parking spaces to the right of the hall outside Slated Row school and a parking bay opposite. There is also a church with some parking opposite.The Director has asked that no one parks in the Old School Guest House, in case they have people staying.

Car: use postcode of Slated Row school (MK125NP) in SatNavs. The venue is just to the left of this. 

Public Transport: A 15-20 minute walk from Wolverton Railway Station, or a 10 minute drive from Milton Keynes Central Station, with regular buses to Wolverton.

The venue is set back from the road and is just up from The Galleon Pub (opposite side of the road). We usually enter round the back of the building. There are no stairs.

Venue

The Old School
Old Wolverton Rd
Wolverton
Milton Keynes
MK12 5NP

Details

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

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£37 for one day

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25 April 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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23 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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22 August 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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26 September 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. £37
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October 2020

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24 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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