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January 2018

Ten Winchester Writers' Festival Writing Competitions

Mon 1 January 2018 - Wed 11 April 2018

Enter one or more of the ten writing competitions offered by the Winchester Writers' Festival:

Poetry
Flash Fiction
Writing Can Be Murder
Picture Book
Children's Funny Fiction
Short Stories
First Three Pages of a Novel
Skylark Soaring Stories for middle grade and YA readers
Memoir
Young Writers' Competitions for writers...

Enter one or more of the ten writing competitions offered by the Winchester Writers' Festival:

Poetry
Flash Fiction
Writing Can Be Murder
Picture Book
Children's Funny Fiction
Short Stories
First Three Pages of a Novel
Skylark Soaring Stories for middle grade and YA readers
Memoir
Young Writers' Competitions for writers in school years 1 - 11

Details on all competitions: www.writersfestival.co.uk/competitions

Some competitions offer constructive feedback for an additional fee.

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February 2018

Residential Reading Retreat - Suffolk

Suffolk Cottage Thorpness

Fri 2 February 2018 - Mon 5 February 2018, 5pm

Do you dream of immersing yourself in reading without distraction? We are not talking about those snatched moments of holiday reading. Imagine not having to stop to prepare meals or answer emails. No interruptions, no phones, no access to those must-do jobs around the home? Most importantly, absolutely NO guilt about just sitting and reading.

Welcome to our Reading Retreats - We...

Do you dream of immersing yourself in reading without distraction? We are not talking about those snatched moments of holiday reading. Imagine not having to stop to prepare meals or answer emails. No interruptions, no phones, no access to those must-do jobs around the home? Most importantly, absolutely NO guilt about just sitting and reading.

Welcome to our Reading Retreats - We offer you a fully pampered getaway in the country or by the sea. Our small group retreats take place in lovely houses around the country. Our single priority is to give you space and time to read. All your meals are prepared, speciality teas, freshly brewed coffee and soft drinks are on tap and you can choose solitude or shared time with other readers.

Reading Prescription - You may already have your stack of books selected but, if you are looking for inspiration, we offer you a 'Reading Prescription'. Following a discussion with you, we will prepare a personally tailored reading list.


Come and join us in this stunning beach facing house in Thorpeness, Suffolk. With breathtaking sea views from most rooms and a 30 metre walk to the beach, this retreat is idyllic. With cosy rooms and wood-burning stoves, this house offers the perfect Winter Reading Retreat.

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Creating the Series... w/ Steve McHugh

The Stripe Theatre Winchester

Tue 13 February 2018, 19.30-21.30

Steve McHugh, author of a growing series of fantasy books, talks about the process of creation: the writing, planning, and setting up of a series of novels.

Ten Winchester Writers' Festival Writing Competitions

Mon 1 January 2018 - Wed 11 April 2018

Enter one or more of the ten writing competitions offered by the Winchester Writers' Festival:

Poetry
Flash Fiction
Writing Can Be Murder
Picture Book
Children's Funny Fiction
Short Stories
First Three Pages of a Novel
Skylark Soaring Stories for middle grade and YA readers
Memoir
Young Writers' Competitions for writers...

Enter one or more of the ten writing competitions offered by the Winchester Writers' Festival:

Poetry
Flash Fiction
Writing Can Be Murder
Picture Book
Children's Funny Fiction
Short Stories
First Three Pages of a Novel
Skylark Soaring Stories for middle grade and YA readers
Memoir
Young Writers' Competitions for writers in school years 1 - 11

Details on all competitions: www.writersfestival.co.uk/competitions

Some competitions offer constructive feedback for an additional fee.

...more

March 2018

Residential Reading Retreat - Kent

Sittingbourne, Kent Sittingbourne

Fri 2 March 2018 - Mon 5 March 2018, 5pm

Do you dream of immersing yourself in reading without distraction? We are not talking about those snatched moments of holiday reading. Imagine not having to stop to prepare meals or answer emails. No interruptions, no phones, no access to those must-do jobs around the home? Most importantly, absolutely NO guilt about just sitting and reading.

Welcome to our Reading Retreats - We...

Do you dream of immersing yourself in reading without distraction? We are not talking about those snatched moments of holiday reading. Imagine not having to stop to prepare meals or answer emails. No interruptions, no phones, no access to those must-do jobs around the home? Most importantly, absolutely NO guilt about just sitting and reading.

Welcome to our Reading Retreats - We offer you a fully pampered getaway in the country or by the sea. Our small group retreats take place in lovely houses around the country. Our single priority is to give you space and time to read. All your meals are prepared, speciality teas, freshly brewed coffee and soft drinks are on tap and you can choose solitude or shared time with other readers.

Reading Prescription - You may already have your stack of books selected but, if you are looking for inspiration, we offer you a 'Reading Prescription'. Following a discussion with you, we will prepare a personally tailored reading list.

We have found the most beautiful traditional Oast House, with its distinctive roundels (where four of the bedrooms have curved walls), located in the heart of the Kent countryside, it offers wonderful woodland walks right on the doorstep.

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Residential Reading Retreat - Kent (weekday)

Sittingbourne, Kent Sittingbourne

Tue 6 March 2018 - Fri 9 March 2018, 5pm

Do you dream of immersing yourself in reading without distraction? We are not talking about those snatched moments of holiday reading. Imagine not having to stop to prepare meals or answer emails. No interruptions, no phones, no access to those must-do jobs around the home? Most importantly, absolutely NO guilt about just sitting and reading.

Welcome to our Reading Retreats - We...

Do you dream of immersing yourself in reading without distraction? We are not talking about those snatched moments of holiday reading. Imagine not having to stop to prepare meals or answer emails. No interruptions, no phones, no access to those must-do jobs around the home? Most importantly, absolutely NO guilt about just sitting and reading.

Welcome to our Reading Retreats - We offer you a fully pampered getaway in the country or by the sea. Our small group retreats take place in lovely houses around the country. Our single priority is to give you space and time to read. All your meals are prepared, speciality teas, freshly brewed coffee and soft drinks are on tap and you can choose solitude or shared time with other readers.

Reading Prescription - You may already have your stack of books selected but, if you are looking for inspiration, we offer you a 'Reading Prescription'. Following a discussion with you, we will prepare a personally tailored reading list.

We have found the most beautiful traditional Oast House, with its distinctive roundels (where four of the bedrooms have curved walls), located in the heart of the Kent countryside, it offers wonderful woodland walks right on the doorstep.

...more

Writing Adventures For Children w/ Helen Dennis

The Stripe Theatre Winchester

Tue 13 March 2018, 19.30-21.30

Helen Dennis, writer of the Carnegie-nominated Secret Breakers series and the Book Buzz choice 2017 River Of Ink series, will talk about the process of creating exciting stories for children.