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Eastbourne Writing Retreat

14th October 2017 - 15th October 2017

£10 - £20


Join a weekend writing retreat, organised by writers for writers, at Eastbourne’s new Devonshire Collective DC3 Workshop Space.


This will be a dedicated writing space for you to bring whatever you want to work on and write in the company and quiet hum of other writers.

A stone’s throw from the beach, artisan ice cream on your doorstep and a super nice workshop space that’s been recently converted especially for Eastbourne’s new cultural quarter. What more could you ask for?

What happens

The plan for the day is simple:

  • 10am arrivals – bring your own tea/coffee/refreshments of choice
  • 10-10.30am – group decides on writing schedule for the day, house rules & housekeeping (brief discussion)
  • 10.30-4.30pm – write!
  • During day: 121 sessions with writer & editor Justine Taylor (optional)
  • 4.30-6pm – sharing work, networking, drinks (BYO)

Maximum space: 15 per day

Writers of all genres and level of experience are welcome.

The retreat will provide a dedicated quiet space, loosely structured (as explained above). The main rule is that we respect the shared need for quiet to work within, unless during agreed break times. And have fun, we hope.

You can either book for Just Write (£10) or Write + 121 Session (£20).

You can book for just 1 day or book for both. We don’t mind!

What do I bring

We suggest you bring everything you need to make your writing possible and comfortable, such as

  • pen, paper, notebook, laptop
  • cushion, scarf, blanket, jumper,
  • favorite tea, snacks, mug
  • talisman, desk ornaments
  • wine, chocolate, tequila
  • headphones
  • your own breakfast/lunch/dinner
  • anything else?

121 sessions

As part of the weekend, we are offering 15-minute 121 sessions with writer and editor Justine Taylor at only £10.

Justine Taylor worked as an editor at Random House for eight years before setting up in 2007 on her own. Since then, she has worked with a number of bestselling authors, as well as coaching beginning writers into print. As a writer, Justine won the 2015 Caledonia Novel award with her first novel The Chill Mark, and is currently at work on her second. You can find her on Twitter at @jayemmtee1.

Your 121 session can be used to discuss work/problems with writing/anything. Max 5 spaces per day, early booking highly recommended.

Before your 121, it will be helpful for Justine to have one of the following:

  • a short piece (1000 words max) that you’d like to discuss OR
  • synopsis OR cover letter for evaluation OR
  • anything you’re stuck on or concerned about

Please email Justine on jteditor@gmail.com after you’ve booked your 121 with one of the above.

As a peer-led support community, we also encourage collaboration and support from other writers, a great resource that is free of charge.

We can also offer tailored bespoke support if that’s what you’re interested including reading, mentoring and further 121s.

What else

DC3 Workshop Space is a self-contained venue. The venue is fully accessible.

There’s a kitchen with use of kettle, fridge, cups, cutlery and other necessities. There is strong wifi.

You will probably sharing a table with 1 other. Five heaters if you get cold easily.

About us

Writing Retreat – Eastbourne is produced by This Too Is Real

In association with Eastbourne Writers

Organised with love by Amy & Justine, Louise & Sean

DC3 workshop 14 & 15 October 10.00am-6.00pm

For info and bookings contact  amy@thistooisreal.co.uk phone 07775615817 or see https://billetto.co.uk/e/eastbourne-writing-retreat-14-15-october-2017-tickets-209166


14th October 2017
15th October 2017
£10 - £20
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DC3 Project Space
1-5 Seaside
Eastbourne, BN227NA United Kingdom
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