2019 WordTheatre Writers’ Workshop & Retreat

2019 WordTheatre Writers’ Workshop & Retreat 2018-07-17T16:45:31+00:00



 The WordTheatre® Writers’ Workshop and Retreat takes place each summer in Edale, England. This year’s retreat will be from May 31 – July 7. This idyllic countryside – situated in the breathtaking Peak District, the British Isles’ first national park – is the second most visited walking destination in the world after Mt. Fuji. Its beauty has inspired writers and poets including William Wordsworth and Lord Byron. This week long program includes a fascinating mix of workshop sessions, hosted meals and conversations with an inspiring array of guest speakers, and personal time for reflection and creativity.


Past workshops were led by Ron Carlson (2011), Dan Chaon (2012), David Means (2013), Andre Dubus III (2014), Richard Bausch (2015), Pamela Painter (2016, 2017) and Margaret McMullan (2018).

We will announce the leader of our 2019 WordTheatre Workshop & Retreat shortly. 

“WordTheatre Workshop and Retreat is just that, a retreat into work, the kind we writers do, that descent into the dream world where characters live and claim us with their stories. I have never taught anywhere ever before where the physical conditions of the retreat were as encouraging of this descent as Edale, England and the deeply creative and loving people who welcome you there, who join you in this necessary fall into your imaginations, and whom you will also end up calling life-long friends. If I could live there, I would!” –  Andre Dubus III



*If circumstances beyond your control cause you to have to cancel, we do have a 10% cancellation fee prior to March 1st and a 50% cancellation fee  prior to May 1st. No refund given after that point, though your place in the program is transferable. Transfers must be handled  with our US office.

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