Angela Locke

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Good news! We are now also running May Iona Retreat as well as September, from the 2nd-7th May, 2018, the 18th  Writers’Course, and once again at the wonderful Argyll Hotel on the magical island of Iona.


For reservations, contact Angela Locke to check there are still places, direct on email at or through the Argyll Hotel,  Iona, 016973 138708, or through their website.


The Rydal Hall 'Landscape and Inspiration' Retreat is now also open for bookings and will run from 20-22nd July 2018.


Click the PDF images below to view each of our 2018 course brochures.


  Iona - May       Iona - Sep           Rydal Hall

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Lakeland Writing Retreat News...

We have had two wonderful Writing Retreats so far this year, both with fantastic writing and great participants. Our Iona May Retreat was blessed with wonderful weather for much of the time and writers were able to get out on the island and experience its beauty. My helpmeet on this occasion was Rebekah Spivey who came across from the USA to add her particular sparkle and inspiration to the mix. I hope we can work together sometime soon. She is very kindly putting together some of the work which will appear on my website soon. We also welcomed two participants for South Africa.


Next year’s May Retreat on Iona is now up on the website, and there are still spaces. So book soon if you can.


Rydal Hall, in the heart of the English Lake District, has just been created a World Heritage Site! Our weekend Retreat takes place in an imposing mansion with incredible gardens, a few yards from Wordsworth’s family home at Rydal Mount. Once again amazing writing and a great company of writers. I was very ably assisted by David Clemson who, as my regular co-tutor on Retreats, brings his own rich experience to the mix. He is co-ordinating a virtual booklet of some of the work, which will appear soon. Once again too, we welcomed a participant from the USA, and a great company of writers, beginners and those with more experience, from all over the UK.


I am looking forward very much to the 2017 September Writing Retreat, on that magical Isle of Iona. Booked up from very early on this year, there will be more chances to come next year for this very special experience, see my 2018 brochures on the website.      



New Retreat dates for Iona and Rydal Hall 2018...

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