Writing courses at Chez Castillon

Guests on retreat at Chez Castillon. L-R: Clare Mackintosh, Katie Fforde, AJ Pearce, Louise Harwood, Jane Wenham-Jones, Jo Thomas, Betty Orme, Fiona Field, Judy Astley

Guests on retreat at Chez Castillon. L-R: Clare Mackintosh, Katie Fforde, AJ Pearce, Louise Harwood, Jane Wenham-Jones, Jo Thomas, Betty Orme, Fiona Field, Judy Astley

The following courses are held at Chez Castillion in the beautiful Dordogne region of south-west France. Places are limited so do book early.

Get Writing Taster! 

  • Date:  Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st January 2018
  • Host: Jane Wenham-Jones
  • CHEZ CASTILLONVenue: Chez Castillon, 7 Rue Victor Hugo, 33350 Castillon-la-Bataille, France – see http://www.chez-castillon.com.
  • Details: Have you always wanted to write your memoirs but never quite got the words down? Begun a novel but stalled after a few chapters? Do you have the expertise for a non-fiction book or a great idea for a novel, article or short story? Whatever your writing aspirations, this course will get you started and inspire you to keep going.
  • Programme:  Thursday evening: Welcome bubbles, canapés and talk: Getting Started as a Writer…
    Friday to Sunday: 9.30 am: Morning coffee & croissants, Three hour group workshop, lunch and chat, with special farewell three-course lunch and feedback session on Sunday. There will be also be time for individual consultation with advice available on the options for pursuing publication.
  • Cost: £375 per person.

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Get Writing!

  • Chez CastillonDate: Saturday 14th to Friday 20th April 2018
  • Host: Jane Wenham-Jones
  • Venue: Chez Castillon, 7 Rue Victor Hugo, 33350 Castillon-la-Bataille, France.
  • Cost: £950 per person fully-inclusive of 6 nights’ accommodation, wine and food. Excluding flights and transfers. See www.chez-castillon.com for further info.
  • Details: Have you always wanted to write but never got the words down? Have you a manuscript in progress that’s ground to a halt? Would you like to pen your memoirs for the family, write a short story or try your hand at an article? Is this the year you finally start that novel? Whatever your literary dreams and aspirations, this course will aim to get you started, keep you focussed and send you home inspired to carry on.
  • Programme: Workshops; individual consultations and advice; regular critiquing/feedback sessions. An inspirational setting in which to unleash your creativity and have space and peace to write.
    (Day students also welcome – please ask for details)

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Example daily timetable for the full courses:

  • A 3-hour workshop
  • 3 hours of personal writing time in the afternoon
  • 1-1.5 hours of group/one-to-one chat, feedback, editing, group critique & support

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For more information on any of these courses, see www.chez-castillon.com. Also see this site’s Events page for other events.

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