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Accommodations in a newly renovated, 10 bed-roomed house boasting a delightful living & entertaining space.
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You will explore writing details that will inspire you to look at your work differently.
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Ruth Downie

Join Ruth Downie, New York Times Best-Seller & author of the 7 mysteries/crime thrillers comprising the Medicus Series, features Roman Army medic Gaius Petreius Ruso.
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Dr. Heather Corbally Bryant

Join Dr. Heather Corbally Bryant, our retreat instructor, who is a lecturer for the Writing Program of Wellesley College, Natick, Massachusetts.
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Jamie Dodson

Join Jamie Dodson, author of 4 WWII era young adult books, comprising his Nick Grant Adventure Series, which feature young pilot Nick Grant & a cast of WWII era aviation giants.

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Our Travel Venues - London

Piccadilly Circus, Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge & Adventure!
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Our Travel Venues - Bath

World Heritage Center of Roman Britain
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Our Travel Venues - Stonehenge

World Heritage Center of Ancient Britain
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A Writers Retreat in England

August 10-18, 2018

Worton Park, The Farmhouse
Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

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Don’t Miss This Opportunity!

We cordially invite you to our writing symposium, Writers Retreat in England, a fun-filled 9 days of writing, gabfest and travel in the United Kingdom. Join us as we discuss writing, perform writing and socialize on writing in the luxurious surroundings of Worton Park, Oxfordshire, England. Our events include a social on the first night, meals and discussion during the day, and offsite travels to legendary places of English history and literature, including Bath and Stonehenge, Modern London, and Shakespeare’s Stratford Upon Avon. And just take a look at our great lineup of writers for the event noted below!

Meet our Speakers

Ruth Downie

Ruth Downie

New York Times Best-Seller and Author of The Medicus Series

Dr. Heather Corbally Bryant

Dr. Heather Corbally Bryant

Writing Instructor, Writing Program at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Jamie Dodson

Jamie Dodson

Author of The Nick Grant Adventure Series

Our Sponsor

Meet our conference sponsor, Publisher Steve Gierhart of The Ardent Writer Press.

The Ardent Writer Press is the proud publisher for numerous authors and events since 2012, and Steve is ecstatic to help bring about this outstanding writers retreat in the United Kingdom. All of your questions regarding reservations and participation are answered on this website.  You can also visit The Ardent Writer Press by clicking HERE.

Let’s See England! (Our Travel Venues)

Shakespeare's England - Stratford Upon Avon

Shakespeare's England - Stratford Upon Avon

Day 3 (Sunday, August 12th)

Modern London

Modern London

Day 5 (Tuesday, August 14th)

Roman Britain at Bath

Roman Britain at Bath

Day 8 Morning (Friday, August 17th)

Ancient Stonehenge

Ancient Stonehenge

Day 8 Afternoon (Friday, August 17th)

Don’t Miss Our Discussion and Writing Exercises!

Writing Lectures/Exercises for Writers Retreat

The Secrets of Writing the Story You Want to Tell
by Dr. Heather Corbally Bryant

Finding Your Story
by Dr. Heather Corbally Bryant

Discovering Your Voice
by Dr. Heather Corbally Bryant

The Arc of the Story: Writing the Beginning, Middle and End
by Dr. Heather Corbally Bryant

The Miracles of Revision
by Dr. Heather Corbally Bryant

Dinner Discussions

Shakespeare’s England and His Literary Legacy (Saturday, August 11)
by Dr. Heather Corbally Bryant

Writing Historical Fiction for Young Adults: A Look at the Nick Grant Adventure Series (Wednesday, August 15)
by Jamie Dodson

A Look at Ancient and Roman Britain through the Eyes of NY Times Best Seller Ruth Downie and Her Medicus Series (Thursday, August 16)
by Ruth Downie

Our Location – Worton Park, Oxfordshire, England

 

The Location

THE RETREAT will be held on the luxurious grounds of Worton Park near Oxford at their showcase venue-The Farmhouse. A pool will be onsite for use of participants.

The link for Worton Park and The Farmhouse is:
http://www.wortonpark.co.uk.