Above The Strandline 2018

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A writing retreat for women

Following on from the success of the 2017 retreat, Above the Strandline is returning in 2018. The retreat takes place on Isle Martin, a community-owned island off the north-west coast of Scotland. Here you will have the chance to leave the stress of mainland life behind and concentrate on writing for a few precious days. The amenities are simple, the island beautiful, the welcome warm. LG Thomson will be your tutor for the weekend and will guide you through a variety of writing techniques. You will also have the option of a short 1-to-1 mentoring session. There will be time to write, time to explore the island, and plenty of time for laughter. There is no electricity here, so leave your laptops and tablets behind and bring pens and paper. There is no hot running water so bring a flannel for your wash-down. We will however, have the luxury of flushing toilets, freshly made-up beds and delicious meals cooked on the island using local produce. 14-16 Sept. 2018

What's Included

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The retreat will be located in the Mill House with dormitory style accommodation. Beds will be made up for your arrival and linen is included. All meals are included and there will be a welcome glass of wine on Friday. Meals will be prepared on the island using local and organic produce where possible. As the island is run by volunteers, there will be a few light chores to share. The return ferry crossing and all workshops are also included in the price of your writing retreat.

What to Bring

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September is generally a pleasant month in the Highlands, but the weather is changeable at any time of year. Bring waterproofs, warm clothing, a full change of clothes, towels, wellies or walking boots, a head torch, a flannel and a hot water bottle. Bring swimwear if you fancy a dip in the sea. Don't forget writing pads and pens. Midge nets are available but bring your own repellent if you use it. You would make Em, who deals with Isle Martin candle management, very happy if you brought some light to share in the form of a candle.

Price and Booking

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The full weekend cost of Above the Strandline, including meals, accommodation, workshops and return boat trip is £220 per person. Cancellations before 15 June will be refunded minus a £25 cancellation fee. Cancellations after 15 June will be refunded if the place is subsequently filled. We regret that Isle Martin is not wheelchair accessible but please get in touch if you have any questions.
For more information and to book your place please email Lorraine Thomson: lgt@thrillerswithattitude.co.uk

On Location

Isle Martin: Above the Strandline. Off-grid writing retreat for women. 14 - 16 September 2018