The Creative Writes retreat offers a space to write in the most beautiful surroundings.

Writing will be the central theme but inspiration comes a close second. With plenty of things to see and do in the local area, the retreat offers something for everybody.

Mornings: Creative Writes workshops, at the villa and its surrounds (possibly combining a tour to inspire us).

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Afternoons: Lunch & relaxation in the garden.

There will be the option to take part in different activities, including guided tours of the local area/ wild swimming/ walks/ cooking courses/ visits to local artists and artisans.

Nichola will guide the group through a series of free flow writing exercises. We will start with developing our own voice and writing style. There will be a variety of prompts and material to trigger our own words, including published poetry and literature, images and objects.

Content will include character development, story, descriptive writing, poetry and life writing.

You do not need to have any previous creative writing experience or prepare anything before attending this workshop. Creative Writes works with writers at all levels (adults aged 18 and over).

Monday early evening welcome drinks before dinner. Introduction to the Villa and Creative Writes.


Invitation to share favourite pieces of writing from each day over a glass of wine with the group. There will also be the option for some more writing exercises, to further develop our work.