Autumn Retreat

Mon 28 October 2019 - Sat 2 November 2019
Tutor / Julia Forster
Course Fee / From £425 - £350 per person
Language / BilingualEnglishWelsh

Are you looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; to find creative refuge at that perfect peaceful location where you can finish your writing or take time to read and reflect? Our retreats set in the stunning surroundings of Llanystumdwy between the sea and mountains offer the perfect creative escape. Find tranquillity on woodland walks or try local beers at the village inn. Take inspiration from the spectacular sea views over Cardigan Bay, share ideas over dinner or simply sit back and relax in Tŷ Newydd’s cosy library. Everyone will have a room of their own, and homemade meals, made with local ingredients, will be prepared for you.

Writer in residence Julia Forster will join us from Monday to Wednesday evening, and will lead two workshops looking at professional writer development. Julia will also be available for one-to-one creative writing surgeries with all participants.




Julia Forster

Julia Forster is the author of two books – a non-fiction book called Muses: Revealing the Nature of Inspiration (Kamera Books, 2007) and a coming-of-age novel set in 1988, What a Way to Go (Atlantic Books, 2017). She has worked in publishing and writer development for twenty years and she currently runs the marketing and publicity department for the literary magazine New Welsh Review where she also coordinates the New Welsh Writing Awards. She is a reader/mentor for The Literary Consultancy and works as an associate for Ruth Killick Publicity. She does freelance PR for independent publishers and runs author career workshops. Julia has just finished a six-year stint on the Literature Wales bursary panel where she helped to award grants to both emerging and established authors. In 2016, she was awarded a K Blundell Trust Award from the Society of Authors to write her third book. 


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