Writer retreats

Residencies offer a place, organisation or community in which to encourage new writing. Many offer bursaries or free places for those who may find course fees a barrier to attending.

Moniack Mohr

Moniack Mohr Creative Writing Centre is in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, just fourteen miles from the city of Inverness. Since their first course in 1993, Moniack Mhor has been running creative writing courses tutored by some of the finest authors in the UK and beyond.

Cove Park

Cove Park’s unique programme of residencies respond to the diversity of contemporary practice in all the art forms, providing the time, space and freedom required to develop new work within a supportive and inspiring context.

The Rural Writing Institute

The Lake District writing retreat focused on writing about the rural world.

Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission this year launched a competition to ‘diversify’ nature writing, as part of its 2019 centenary celebrations, with two paid writing residencies up for grabs. You can read about what this year’s winners have been up to using the link.