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Our 2023 Residential

In glorious Bronte country

Booking is now open for our residential writing retreat in glorious Yorkshire from 17th to 20th November 2023.

We guarantee to get you writing


We offer Support and encouragement

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About Us

Novelist Clara Challoner Walker and poet Janet Dean created Awakening the Writer Within in 2014, to share their passion for creative writing and literature with like-minded people.


Now, several years later, the virtual and face to face retreats, courses and workshops in Yorkshire and in South West France have received outstanding participant feedback, from both novice and established writers......


Our Courses

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Our next retreat runs

17th to 20th November 2023

Our residential retreats are  ideal for those looking to start, develop or finish a writing project with peace, quiet, inspriration and support

All inclusive price from £295pp*

*Two participants booking together, sharing room & private facilities

Residential writing retreats in glorious locations

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Running November to February

Our half-day, virtual workshops offer the inspiration and opportunity for writing, stimulated by inspiring prompts, delivered throughout the.afternoon, Zoom calls for collaboration and interaction and an...

Prices from £12pp



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Keep in touch and find out about new retreat dates

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Our writing Community 

Our online is a platform providing monthly inspiration and prompts directly to your inbox with sharing opportunities and encouragement too. Helps you to connect with likeminded people to improve your writing...



Our first anthology 'First Awakening' was published in May 2020.

All contributions are from previous participants on our workshops including established writers and those new to writing.

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Contact us if you are looking for individual support for your writing


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