Creative Retreats for aspiring writers in gorgeous Harrogate


Harrogate on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales is going to be the home of a number of retreats aimed at creative types in a number of different mediums.

Writers in particular are being invited along to a two-day all-inclusive Short Story Workshop Creative Retreat at the 4 star Country Living St George Hotel from March 8 to 10th.

The cost of the retreat is £500 and includes all accommodation and food, as well as the workshop,  which is being run by Jem Henderson. The day rate for attending teaching sessions but not staying over is £190.Jem

Jem has an MA in Creative Writing from York St John University and has been published in Wyrd Words and Effigies, Beautiful Scruffiness, Down in the Dirt, The English Chicago Review, The Night Light and various publications online.

During the workshop Jem will guide attendees through exercises, free writing time and discussion sessions, leading them toward achieving their writing aims.

​The Short Story retreat will also include sessions on place building, creating characters and getting creative work published.


Run by podcast host and experienced crafter Mel Browne, Creative Escape is an opportunity for you to develop new skills or improve the ones you have, meet like-minded people and relax amid the beauty and inspiring scenery of North Yorkshire.

As well as running Creative Escape, Mel also has a crafting vlog on YouTube and teaches knitting and crochet at Yarn Etc. in Harrogate

For more information visit the website or contact or call her on 07825 337809.