Date(s) - Mon 17th Oct - Sat 22nd Oct, 2022
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT
Please note, this project is currently under development. Full details will be released soon. This project has been made possible with the generous support of Creative Scotland.
Following our successful pilot short course with childcare provided in July 2019, this year we are delighted to offer a retreat with childcare to emerging writers.
There are many things that can put a writer off starting to write. Time. Not knowing how to begin. Caring responsibilities. In this unique week-long course, dedicated tutors will help you with all of the above. Childcare support will be provided by the team at Abriachan Forest.
With workshops on elements of craft such as characterisation, dialogue, openings; and one-to-one tutorials – while your children go on a Forest School adventure in the Highlands – this week will give you the time and space to think and write, without having to juggle.
Abriachan Forest will provide childcare throughout the week from 10am – 3pm. They support lots of outdoor play and learning for all ages and stages of humans … little and large. Some days can be spent discovering woodland animals or pond dipping, perhaps looking for minibeasts or flower fairies and building houses. At other times, games will be played which might finish with some campfire cookery and storytelling deep in the woods. Most of the day will be spent outside but there are some lovely indoor spaces available too.
The centre will supply extra beds for children in their parent/guardian’s room and facilitate transport to and from the forest. An extra activity for children will be run by centre staff in the early evening.
Places on this course will be allocated on an application-only basis. Please check our website, email newsletter and social media updates in the coming months for information about the application process. For more information please email Pauline at firstname.lastname@example.org