Dedicate the Day: micro-retreat for writers

Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
4 hrs
Age restrictions
18+
Location
Southville & Bedminster
Host available in
Bristol
Student and Concession prices also available

What you'll do

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 first part of the retreat includes a workshop which will either get you started on new writing or support you in developing your work in progress. You'll then have time to write, followed by space to share and discuss your work.

Want to make the most of the day? Begin early or finish later with an optional tasty meal 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.

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but 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 you'll do

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 first part of the retreat includes a workshop which will either get you started on new writing or support you in developing your work in progress. You'll then have time to write, followed by space to share and discuss your work.

Want to make the most of the day? Begin early or finish later with an optional tasty meal 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.

How to get there

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Yuup extras

  • WriteClub swag

Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

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 30 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 30 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.

About WriteClub

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.

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Your host

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.

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but 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.

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Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
4 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 30 days before your experience.