Courses and Events

Awakening The Writer Returns to Bronte Country

2023 Yorkshire Writing Retreat

Clara Challoner Walker and Janet Dean Knight are delighted to be returning to Bent’s Mill, part of the Hewenden Mill complex near Haworth in beautiful Bronte Country.

The Weekend Retreat, ideal for those working or unable to get away for a week, runs from Friday evening 17th November to Monday morning 20th November.

This is our third retreat in this fabulous location, which combines dramatic moorland scenery and fascinating industrial heritage. A trip to the Bronte Parsonage Museum is a must.

We provide resources and writing prompts to inspire you, friendly group discussion, one to one support and lots of time and space to write.

All accommodation is of an excellent standard and has private facilities. There is a mix of shared houses and private apartments. All meals and refreshments are included. Prices for the weekend start at £295 per person in a shared room, and £450 for individual occupancy in shared houses. Private apartments cost £550, and can be shared with non-writing partners for and additional £170.

The location is near Bingley station and taxis are available.

Please go to our booking page here where you can pay an initial deposit to reserve your place or ask any questions.

Both our previous retreats in this location have been fully booked, so please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to meeting you!

2022 -A Return to Live Events and Retreats

York Literature Festival

I’m delighted to be joining my writing friends Jane Austin and Yvie Holder at York Literature Festival where we will be launching Jane’s new book Renegade and talking about our experience of writing in later life and discussing the issues we have in common.

The event is on Tuesday 22nd March at 7pm. Tickets are available from York Theatre Royal.

Awakening The Writer Within

Our First Post-Lockdown Residential Writing Retreat in Glorious Bronte Country 
Monday 3rd October to Friday 7th October 2022 

Fully inclusive prices from £295

Hewenden Mill Cottages

After two years of running successful online workshops, Awakening The Writer Within is pleased to let you know that we are taking bookings for our first post-lockdown residential writing retreat, based in Hewenden Hall, deep in Yorkshire’s Bronte Country.

Replicating the proven, successful model of our previous residential retreats, the event will start with dinner in the evening of 3rd October 2022 with departure after breakfast on 7th October. Prices include all accommodation, facilitation, home cooked meals and materials.  

For feedback on our previous retreats, accommodation options and more details, please visit our website via the link below. There is also a contact form on the site through which you can raise any questions you have.  

Check the ATWW website for updates on all our courses, workshops and events.