Retreats FAQ

Transferring retreat dates

If you’ve booked a ticket and want to change it, retreat dates can be transferred without charge up to 4 DAYS before the date of the retreat. So if your event is on Saturday, the preceding Monday is your last chance to transfer the date without charge. If your retreat is on Sunday, the preceding Tuesday is your last chance to transfer.

If you need to transfer your date during the 4 days leading up to the workshop, there will be a £10 surcharge.

If you book a retreat and do not attend, unfortunately there is no option for refund or date transfer.

To transfer your date, please email help@writershq.co.uk with the subject TRANSFER RETREAT DATE.

Cancelling retreat dates

If you need to cancel a single IRL retreat booking please do it 7 DAYS before the date of the retreat in order to get a full refund. So if your event is on Saturday, the preceding Saturday is your last chance to get a full refund. If your retreat is on Sunday, the preceding Sunday is your last chance to contact us for a refund.

Cancellations made after this cannot be refunded. Sorry.

To cancel your retreat, please email help@writershq.co.uk with the subject RETREAT CANCELLATION.

Is there any teaching on the retreats?

There is no taught element during the retreats. REPEAT: THERE IS NO TAUGHT ELEMENT DURING THE WRITING RETREATS.

Writers’ HQ writing retreats are about having the time and space to sit and write. That’s it. No distractions, no excuses, just writing.

We do run courses though so if you’re looking for teaching have a look at our online courses.

There is, of course, always plenty of writerly chat during the day and you are more than welcome to ask the retreat leader questions, which depending on their experience they may or may not be able to answer.

Wait, you just write? Couldn’t I do that at home?

You could, but do you?

Besides, not everyone has the luxury of being able to write at home. People with long working hours, crazy families, or a million other distractions find that writing at home just doesn’t work for them. For many, time and space to write is hard to find. We want to make it a little bit more accessible.

Covid-19

Please do not attend the retreat if you are feeling unwell, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or someone you’ve been in close contact with has COVID-19.

We can transfer your ticket to another date – please email help@writershq.co.uk to let us know you can’t attend and to arrange a transfer.

Masks are optional at our events – you are welcome to wear one

While we’re doing our best to ensure everybody’s safety, we can’t be held responsible if you catch COVID-19 at one of our events.

Bookmark (0)

No account yet? Register

Want to be a better writer?

Or just to laugh at bum jokes? Either way, you need the famous Writers’ HQ newsletter. You know what to do – put your thing in the thing.