Staying in beautiful eco-resort on edge of lagoon and sea near Venice.
Creative writing workshops each morning suitable for novice and experienced writers alike.
Pilates sessions also offered by qualified instructor
Accommodation in lovely self-contained chalets with en suite rooms sharing with one or two others.
Options to visit Venice by boat.
Price includes airport transfers, linen and towels, free bicycle hire, 20% discount spa vouchers. (Pic above is of the spa on the edge of lagoon!)
There will be lots of time to write, sunbathe, swim, explore and relax.
£290 per person
£50 deposit secures your place.
More info on application  01803 835802


CREATIVE WRITING DAYS in beautiful converted chapel, east Dartmoor. Suitable for poetry and prose writers, novice or experienced. Includes mindfulness, relaxation and simple therapeutic techniques with guided writing exercises to enable you to tap into your wise creative self!

21 March – Spring Equinox: Finding Balance. Mindfulness, meditation, relaxation. Working with the natural world – some time will be spent outdoors if the weather is good. Writing prompts to get you going and guidance to edit and shape your work. Time to discuss and share work created during the day.

28 March – New Moon: New Beginnings. Looking at Creation Myths from around the world. Creating our own! Exploring new ways of working to go beyond our usual writing patterns.

11 April – Full Moon: Dare to Dream. Exercises and meditations to explore goals, achievements, gratitude and ways to express these. Bringing the abstract into concrete form via writing.

25 April – Synthesis: Completions. Epiphanies and experience. Going into detail, refining, editing. Synthesising and collating our experience.

Each class will have plenty of time to write and share your work if you would like to.

OUTSPOKEN! POETRY OPEN MIC IN TOTNES in the back room of The Albert Inn, Bridgetown. Every fourth Thursday of the month.

OUTSPOKEN! POETRY OPEN MIC IN CHAGFORD upstairs at the Globe Inn, oppostite the church. Every first Wednesday of the month.


ONGOING (Drop-in classes) – A COURSE IN GODDESSES in central Exeter and near Chagford in ancient granite farmhouse. Each month we work with a different goddess archetype, using journeying, discussion, writing art craft and ritual.
EXETER: 12 Jan 2017, 2 Feb, then every first Thursday in 2017 except the second Thursday in June.
CHAGFORD: 25 Jan 2017, then every fourth Wednesday in 2017


SHINE Open Mic at Inner Light Cafe, Fore Street, Bovey Tracey – monthly acoustic music and spoken word night every fourth Tuesday of the month beginning Jan 2017.