Learn how to craft words that will set
readers' imaginations alight


Hone your creative skills on an immersive writing course in beautiful Aquitaine. Set against the backdrop of one of France’s prettiest villages, our courses focus on the practical skills and techniques needed to support all types of fiction and creative writing.

L’atelier des écrivains - The Writers’ Workshop, France, offers three writing retreats, designed to work as standalone workshops or as a series. Join us for one, or all three.

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About the workshops

Getting started – Thursday 20 to Monday 24 September, 2018
For people at the beginning of their writing journey, this workshop will help you develop your writing skills, find your creative voice and build the confidence needed to get those words out of your head and onto the page.

Keeping going – Thursday 2 to Monday 6 May, 2019
For people who have already started their writing journey, this workshop will enhance your skills even further, help you overcome barriers and enable you to shape your words into the brilliant piece of work you know it has the potential to be.

Getting published – Thursday 5 to Monday 9 September, 2019
For people reaching the conclusion of a writing project, this workshop is designed to support the final stages of writing and editing, and will contain lots of useful information about how to get published and successfully market your book.  


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Expert tutoring in a stunning location

L’atelier des écrivains - The Writers’ Workshop, France, is located in the midst of beautiful countryside, close to a quintessential French village.

To maximise learning and personal attention, groups will be limited to a small group of around 10 people. Included on the programme are optional wellbeing sessions, such as yoga and country walks, and inspiration sessions at nearby historical sites – all designed to fire up the creative process and help the words flow.

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