Tutored Summer Retreat

Mon 24 July 2023 - Fri 28 July 2023
Tutor / Julia Forster
Course Fee / From £575 - £475 per person
Language / English

During this tutored summer retreat, author, coach and writer development specialist Julia Forster will be your resident tutor, running optional one-to-one writer surgeries and workshops each afternoon from Tuesday – Thursday. Mornings will be kept free for writing and creative practice. On the first evening, Julia will lightly facilitate a group conversation so you can get to know your fellow writers with an optional writing showcase being offered on the Thursday evening. 

This retreat is ideal for both emerging and established authors of any genre who are looking to dedicate focused time on their writing within a friendly and supportive atmosphere, along with the option to engage in group work and/or to have a one-to-one session with a publishing professional. As Co-Director of Being A Writer for The Literary Consultancy, Julia is known for fostering safe, nurturing and good-humoured spaces for authors to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by completing full-length works.  

The 20-minute one-to-one surgeries are designed for you to troubleshoot and discuss challenges which you are presented by, either in the realms of your creative practice or your professional development. Upon booking the retreat, writers will be invited to share short samples of their writing in advance if they wish, so that Julia can prepare for your individual session.


Julia Forster

Julia Forster has worked in publishing for over twenty years. She is currently Co-Director of Being A Writer for TLC and she works in PR for independent presses from her home in mid-Wales. Julia is currently completing a Diploma in Coaching, specialising in working with authors. Her most recent book was a coming-of-age novel, published in 2016 with Atlantic Books called What a Way to Go and she recently received a Society of Authors award for a poetry collection which she is completing. As a journalist, poet and critic, her work has appeared in Agenda, PN Review, Resurgence, New Welsh Review, Poetry Wales, The Author and The Telegraph. 



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