Tresco Writing Retreat
Draw inspiration from island surroundings as writer Hannah Dennison helps take the mystery out of writing a mystery!
With a background in mystery-writing and a series set on Scilly currently underway, Hannah Dennison heads up this workshop designed to give participants the confidence to pursue their writing dreams. Hannah’s teaching and the evocative landscape of Tresco intertwine to form an ideal incubator for creative concepts, plots and complex characters.
The retreat will take place from Wednesday 30th September – Monday 5th October 2020, and includes:
• Five nights’ accommodation on Tresco
• Four-day writing workshop - morning group sessions and one-to-one opportunities with the tutor in the afternoons
• Access to the Tresco Island Spa and Sea Garden leisure facilities
• Entrance to the Abbey Gardens
• Two group dinners at the Ruin Beach Café on the first and last day
• Plenty of time to write or simply relax and enjoy the island!
There are two different accommodation and pricing options available for this break:
Sea Garden Apartments - (self-catering)
Two sharing: £870pp for participants, £725 for non-participating partners
Single occupancy: £1050
New Inn – (bed & breakfast)
Two sharing: £725pp for participants, £575 for non-participating partners
Single occupancy: £855
Our first Tresco Writing Retreat took place in 2019 - here's what our participants thought:
'The retreat was lovely and just the perfect number of people to make it intimate and for each person to share. The morning sessions focusing on different aspects of a story were really good and Hannah had prepared lots of handouts which have been good to refer back to.
I really enjoyed it and would be interested in attending another one. Hannah is great, very knowledgeable and a generous facilitator.'
'Being a novice writer of fiction I had never had any guidance on if what I was writing was any good. So joining this retreat was a step into the unknown. Would what I was writing be any good? But from day one Hannah was a real encouragement giving good advice and helping me see the many areas where I can improve. As well as sound advice and wisdom Hannah provided every helpful handouts. I came away refreshed and inspired.
What was also beneficial was the mix of people that were part of the retreat. They ranged from published authors to people like me starting out. All added to the retreat with their experiences in writing. It was a time of learning, laughing and listening that I will treasure.
I for one will remember this as a special time spent in the wonderful setting of Tresco. May these Writing retreats continue for many years to come.'