Live events in Cornwall

We host live events for writers throughout the year.

Our 5-night residential retreats include all accommodation, tuition, writing activities and delicious home cooked food.

In July 2023 we present Just Write, a new non-residential writing weekend on the south coast near Falmouth: perfect if you live in Cornwall or are here as a visitor.

Our popular Sunday retreats at Flushing Sailing Club cover a variety of themes and creative writing skills, with lunch and refreshments.

More information below.

Residential retreats in Cornwall

Time to write, peace and quiet, a room of one’s own, supportive tutors, good company, beautiful surroundings and food to savour: our residential retreats in Cornwall provide all this and more. You won’t have to lift a finger apart from to hold your pen or type on your laptop.

Our next retreat in November 2023 is sold out, but we are taking enquiries for two 5-night residential retreats in 2024: 4-9 March and 17-22 November. These will take place at Rosemerryn, near Lamorna Cove in west Cornwall, with just five guests each.

Our all-inclusive rates for 2024 are £770 for a single occupancy twin room with shared shower, or £820 for your own double room with either  en suite shower or private bathroom. The rates include accommodation, all meals and refreshments, writing workshops, and one to ones with our tutors.

We pride ourselves on our home cooked food, and wine is included with the evening meal. You simply have to get yourself to the retreat. For Rosemerryn that means near Penzance, which is on the mainline train. Then you can unpack, relax, and make the most of your time away with no distractions and in great company.

New for 2023:

Just Write weekend

22 and 23 July

Summer’s here and the time is right for a weekend writing retreat in July. Just Write is our new non-residential summer retreat: two days of uninterrupted time to write, plan, think or simply enjoy the pleasure of writing without outside distractions. You can choose to come for the full weekend, or either of the two days.  

Just Write is designed for anyone with a writing project in progress, anyone who wants to kick start something new, or who wants to get away from home and write in peace and quiet. If you’d like to spend time with your pen or laptop and simply see what happens, Just Write is for you.

You will have your own writing space with a desk. We will provide some inspiring prompts to help you start writing, and timed writing sessions throughout the day to help you focus. We can provide a quiet space if you simply want to get your head down with your work in progress. There will be optional one to ones with a tutor and optional group activities.  

The full weekend is £100. The single day rate is £55.00 for either the Saturday or the Sunday.  Those rates include all refreshments, snacks and drinks throughout the day, lunch and, of course, cake.

The days run from 10.00am until 5.00pm. The venue is Tremayne Hall, a characterful community hall in the creek side village of Mylor Bridge near Falmouth. Access is level and there is free parking nearby. Buses run from Falmouth and Truro and the nearest train station is Perranwell Station.

If you live in Cornwall or are here on holiday, do join us.

Sunday retreats

Our Sunday retreats are the perfect way to learn new writing skills and kickstart something new. With groups of around 10, these one-day retreats take place in the glorious setting of Flushing Sailing Club overlooking Falmouth Harbour. Hosted by Jane Moss and Kath Morgan, the days start at 11.00am and finish by 4.00pm. All refreshments and a home-cooked lunch are included. Our next series of Sunday retreats will be in winter 2024. Sign up for our news to be the first to hear about them.

Bespoke retreats

From time to time we host retreats for writing groups, including former guests who loved their time with us so much that they want to come again as a group. We are always happy to host a follow-up or bespoke group, subject to the availability of venues and the time of year. In our experience, autumn and spring are best for both cost and availability. Please note that summer in Cornwall is busy, accommodation costs are higher, and our favourite retreat venues are unlikely to be available.

If you would like to enquire about us supporting your group’s retreat in Cornwall, contact us.

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