August 2014

How to go about running a writing retreat

Retreat at St Margaret's House, Bethnal Green

Every now and then we are contacted by someone in another institution wanting to set up a writing retreat and wondering what they might need to consider. Recently Claudia Kratochwil from Vienna University of Economics and Business got in touch with a bunch of questions; she had heard about our retreats from Bernadette Kamleitner, formally in the School of Business and Management at QMUL. We decided to merge our responses to Claudia and create a new advice page on our website.  If we have spaces we are happy to include occasional external participants on our retreats and we're also sometimes able to facilitate retreats for institutions outside QMUL.  NB One of our key tips for a successful retreat is a good location and good food - see image!