Following the huge success of our first retreat in 2017, the Festival Writer’s Retreat at Swinfen Hall is back! Escape into your writing projects for a day, while also taking the opportunity to work alongside other writers. Facilitated by author and columnist William Gallagher, the retreat will mix group discussion, exercises and stimulus for new writing, with time to dedicate to developing your own work. In the relaxing setting of Swinfen Hall Hotel, you will be free to roam and be inspired by the beautiful 18th century manor house, landscaped gardens, deer park and acres of woodland.
Best known for writing drama for screen and radio, William Gallagher is the author of the Doctor Who radio dramas and has produced films about Torchwood and Strictly Come Dancing. He also works as a columnist for BBC News Online, the LA Times and The Independent. William also writes fiction and has published in a number of short stories and poetry anthologies.