Join award-winning poets Katrina Naomi and Fiona Benson from the 3rd-5th of February 2023 and develop your poetry at our residential weekend at the beautiful Trevadlock Manor, in the heart of the Cornish countryside near Launceston.
For full details, please read our digital brochure – Causley Trust Poetry Retreat
Views from Trevadlock Manor estate.
Join Katrina & Fiona for a nurturing writing weekend in beautiful east Cornwall, to warm you through the last dregs of winter and inspire you for the coming months of spring. Workshop sessions will focus on equipping you with tools to nourish, motivate and inspire your inner writer. You will engage in creative play, use both personal and more general research, adopt new poetic techniques to refresh your poetry, take meditative group walks and find ways to flip your creative switch to ‘on’. You will also think about author self-care – how to stay grounded in the face of social media and all the other aggravations of a writer’s world.
A bit about Katrina Naomi:
Katrina Naomi is the winner of the 2021 Keats-Shelley Prize and her most recent collection, Wild Persistence, (Seren, 2020), received an Authors’ Foundation award from the Society of Authors. Her collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (Seren, 2016) was a #FoylesFiveForPoetry and received an Arts Council award. Katrina’s poetry has appeared on Poems on the Underground and BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, and in The TLS, The Poetry Review and Modern Poetry in Translation. Katrina lives in Cornwall and recently worked with the Causley Trust at our Festival of Arts and Literature.
A bit about Fiona Benson:
Fiona Benson won the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2019 for Vertigo & Ghost (Cape). Her first collection Bright Travellers (Cape, 2014) won the 2015 Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for a First Full Collection and the 2015 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Fiona is shortlisted for the 2022 T.S.Eliot Prize for her latest book Ephemeron (Cape Poetry). This follows two prior shortlistings for this award.
Residential packages start at £550 and day attendance packages begin from £300.
Our workshop weekends are subsidised by the Arts Council as part of our cultural tourism programme. Prices start from £550* for the 2-night stay, fully catered from dinner on Friday night to lunch on Sunday afternoon. If you would like to stay for dinner and overnight at Trevadlock Manor on Sunday 5th February, we can add this to your package for £125.
- Tutoring and creative writing sessions from renowned poets Katrina Naomi and Fiona Benson across the weekend.
- Private dinner on Friday 3rd February with Katrina and Fiona
- Accommodation and catering (breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner) at Trevadlock Manor from the evening of Friday 3rd February to the afternoon of Sunday 5th February
Day attendee – £300
If you are unable to stay at Trevadlock Manor but would love to attend the workshop, we can offer a day attendee package for the weekend – Saturday and Sunday – at £300.*
- Tutoring and creative writing sessions from renowned poets Katrina Naomi and Fiona Benson across the weekend
- Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February
*We require a 50% deposit at the point of booking, which is made by bank transfer. Please read our booking terms and conditions (linked below) in full for further details about payment.
Please also download and complete the booking form (linked below) and return it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.