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Write in Dorset Workshop with Rory MacLean


At the heart of the finest memoir, travel book, biography and family history is a writer’s passion. Here is your chance to explore your passions, obsessions or memories and to develop your work in a supportive and inspiring environment. 

In 2019 Rory MacLean will be hosting two small, intimate, weekend writing workshops in one of the most beautiful corners of England.

Over the weekend, through tutorials, discussions and exercises, Rory will offer detailed advice on motivation, starting points, structure, character and description of place, exploring the transformation of experience — our own and others’ — into stories, articles and books. We’lll underline the importance of writing from the heart to fill your creative work with feeling and excitement. Also each participant will have a one-to-one discussion with me to address individual concerns and help to draw out specific skills. 

To make the most of the weekend the group will be kept small, and hence be suitable both for writers starting out and those working towards publication, so early booking is recommended.

@WriteInDorset Workshops will be held on 18/19 May and 28/29 September 2019. Includes delicious light lunches from local produce as well as teas / coffees.

The fee for the workshop is £275, with a special early bird offer of £245 if full payment is received by 28 February / 30 June 2019. Otherwise, a £100 deposit is required to secure a place.

Over the last 25 years Rory has tutored dozens of writing workshops at the Arvon Foundation, Scotland’s Moniack Mhor and the Ty Newydd National Writers’ Centre of Wales as well as in London, Berlin, Paris and Dublin. Past participants have successfully written and publish books and innumerable articles.

Rory also co-tutor with Nick Danziger an annual Monaco Creative Writing and Photography Workshop to be held this year from Monday 16th to Friday 20th September 2019. For more details on either workshop, please visit Rory’s website

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