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Spring Writing Weekend
Creative Writing for Adults

20th-21st April 2024, 1.30pm-4.30pm

A Little Place - Fairlawn House, 42 High Street Amesbury SP4 7DL


The theme of this Spring Writing Weekend is nature and imagination. Led by experienced tutor, author, and Untold Stories Academy founder, Francesca Tyer, it is aimed at those looking for ways to unlock their creative potential and harness the power of the written word.

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About the weekend:

You’ll spend Saturday afternoon immersing yourself in a wonderful world of imagination, learning tools and techniques to enhance mental images and transform your ideas onto the page. You will read inspirational passages, experiment with sensory prompts, and share thoughts and inspirations with the group. In the evening, you are invited to join an optional story-sharing experience where you will be asked to share a favourite prose extract or poem for the group to discuss. During the evening, you can enjoy a sushi meal or Mezze Board too!

     Nature is a wonderful source of inspiration to many writers and on Sunday morning, armed with a notebook and pen, you will venture outdoors for a walk around the local area. You will be encouraged to write down any intriguing sights and sounds you encounter along your path. In the afternoon, you will join your final workshop where you will use the observations from your walk to create an imaginative piece of writing.

     You can expect to come away from the weekend with a group of writer friends, a full notebook, a new or renewed sense of confidence in your writing abilities, and plenty of tools to help you set out on your writing journey.

Saturday 20th April

13:00-16:00 | The Power of Imagination workshop

17:00-18:30 | Storytelling add-on

Sunday 21st April

10:00-12:00 | Inspiration in Nature walk

13:00-15:00 | Inspiration in Nature workshop

Items to bring:

  • A water bottle (you can refill this at any point).

  • A notebook and pens (paper and pens will also be provided).Suitable walking gear for all weather e.g. walking shoes, waterproofs, suncream.

  • Packed lunches will be provided on Sunday but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. We will be stopping to eat on the walk.

  • An item with a memory attached to it e.g. a photograph, an old toy, a book, an item of clothing. If you are joining the evening story-telling experience, please bring along a favourite poem or extract from a book on your phone or printed out.​

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About your tutor:


Francesca Tyer is a Salisbury-based author and founder of the Untold Stories Academy, a business through which she offers creative writing workshops, editorial support and 1-2-1 mentoring to writers. Her mission is to inspire readers and writers through stories.


Francesca has worked with adults at all stages of their writing careers, including beginner creative writers, first-time novelists, and those with multiple publications to their name. The Untold Stories Academy grew out of her experience working as a freelance editor, tutor, content writer, publishing co-director, and author.


Instagram/Facebook: @untoldstoriesacadmey and @francescatyerauthor

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A Little Place – Fairlawn House:


Our 200-year-old Georgian town house is a beautiful backdrop to create memories and your stories to go with them. Situated in Amesbury, Wiltshire, and moments from historic Stonehenge, Fairlawn House offers an exclusive space to make a base for the weekend. For those wanting to enjoy a full retreat experience, rooms are available to book.Discount code: UNTOLDSTORIES (valid from 19-22 April)

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