Dedicate the Day: Micro-retreat for Writers

4 hrs

Dedicate the Day is a writing retreat for busy people. Gone are the days of booking trains to far-off places or sharing rooms with strangers! This little retreat is designed to fit around you and your lifestyle.

Set in the peaceful surroundings of Windmill City Farm, this experience will give you the space, encouragement, and inspiration you need to set your words free.

The retreat offers prompts and provocations which will either get you started on new writing or support you in developing your work in progress. You'll also have time to write, plus space to share and discuss your work.

Want to make the most of the day? Begin early or finish later with an optional tasty snack and cuppa at the Windmill City Farm cafe!

During this event, you will be:

  • Offered prompts to get your creative juices flowing
  • Supported in developing your work
  • Given space to write
  • Invited to share your work with others (if you want to!)
  • Get to meet like-minded people

The workshop is led by award-winning writer and experienced writing coach Alison Powell, of WriteClub.

Alison set up WriteClub in 2016 to support new writing and to build a writing community in Bristol. Since then she has run hundreds of workshops, courses, retreats and open mic events. Team WriteClub now spans the globe!

Alison believes that everyone has the right to write and everyone is welcome at this retreat, regardless of whether you have a stack of novels to your name, or haven't written more than a shopping list in years.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (Full price) £45
Student (Student in full time education) £35
Concession (Low income) £35

Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released? Register below to notify the host of your interest

What people are saying

Alex Maxwell
Sep 2023

A really inspirational session with lots of great prompts for getting the creative flow going. Wo...

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Rosie Watson
Jul 2023

Enjoyed the variety of writing opportunities, supportive atmosphere and lovely encouraging host.

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Johanna Spiers
Jul 2023

Al's workshops are always warm, inspiring and fun. I came away with loads of great ideas for writ...

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Alison Chapman
Jul 2023

High quality as ever!

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Discount code for Story Structure 101 online workshop


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

On the day

Bring a notebook and a pen. If you're working on a longer piece of writing, then you're welcome to bring a fully-charged laptop (the event space doesn't have enough plugs for everyone!)

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a cushion/blankie for extra comfort.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 28 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 28 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by


WriteClub provide inspiring creative writing workshops. Connecting you with a lovely writing community or offering one-on-one support to help you get the most out of your writing. All writers are welcome.

Their workshops will help you to get words down on the page, provide advice on how to manage procrastination and (every writer's biggest fear) get feedback on your work.

All workshops are led by WriteClubber-in-chief, Alison Powell. She's been running writing workshops forever (seriously, she even used to get her primary school friends writing stories...) and established WriteClub in 2016.

Alison supports new and established writers and runs regular workshops covering all aspects of the writing craft. Helping people to get going with (and, importantly, to complete!) their long dreamed of novels and memoirs. Alison is an award-winning writer, published in various anthologies and magazines and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa.

Alison Powell

Alison runs WriteClub. She’s a creativity coach and an award-winning writer.

Besides running writing masterclasses that help nurture new talent, Alison runs regular open mic nights that celebrate work from established and emerging writers.

Alison’s work has been published in various anthologies and magazines. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. Bringing years of experience as a secondary English and Drama teacher to the table. As a fully fledged INLPTA certified Master Practitioner of NLP and coaching - Alison certainly has a few tools to help her get the best out of her student’s writing!

Alison believes expressive writing has the power to transform lives. Her love of poetry and story, along with her enthusiasm for helping people find the best in themselves are reflected in her positive, lively and welcoming teaching style. Alison will ensure you find all the support you need to get your words down on the page.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to WriteClub.

Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released? Register below to notify the host of your interest