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Writing Weekend
Creative Writing for Adults

21st September 2024, 1.00pm -

22nd September 2024, 4:00pm

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:

The Power of Imagination workshop: Imagination enables us to experience different realities; we can appreciate different perspectives, travel to new places and visualise possible futures. Whether conceiving realist or abstract concepts, our imaginative scope is almost limitless. In this workshop, you will be expertly guided through a series of creative exercises (reading, sensory prompts, craft-based tasks) designed to help you unlock your imagination and bring your ideas to life on the page. There will be a comfort break in the middle where you can enjoy tea and cake!

Story Sharing: If you have booked the residential package, you will be invited to join this story-sharing session where you will be asked to share a favourite prose extract or poem for the group to discuss. 

Inspiration in Nature Guided Walk: Nature is a wonderful source of inspiration. On Sunday morning, you will venture out on a guided walk of the local area.

During the walk, you will be encouraged to take notes about your surroundings, for example the sights, sounds and smells you encounter along the way. 


Inspiration in Nature workshop: After lunch, you will join your final workshop. In this session, you will be using the notes and observations you made during your walk to develop your writing from the previous day or start a fresh piece of poetry, descriptive writing or a story. You will be guided along the way and taught how to bring your words to life on the page. As in our first workshop, tea and cake will be provided.

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.

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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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