Writing Holidays

 ASHBURNHAM, near Battle, East Sussex

Ashburnham's beautiful setting, space and prayerful atmosphere provide a safe, encouraging place for everyone to share new things together
to create something rich, beautiful and unexpected.

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                                                                    Creative Writing Break with Chris Leonard

                                      Monday 10th September 4:30pm to Friday 14th September 9:30am

Chris loves to see people grow in confidence and friendship on the  writing holidays she leads and beautiful Ashburnham always
 provides a  safe, encouraging place for people to produce more than they thought  possible.
 It’s a delight to watch the Holy Spirit at work within all the creativity,
how He brings something different and often unexpected  each time and to each individual.

Chris’ themed morning workshops use pictures, words and music to  inspire you.
No writing experience is necessary, only something to write with and on, plus your willingness to have a go.
Afternoons are free to write, read, walk, chat, pray, doze,
then everyone shares some of that  day’s work in a small group before dinner.
There’s plenty of time to  laugh and relax over meals and during some DIY entertainment in the  evenings,
while the final evening proves a special time as we break  bread together.

Price 238 standard room / 288 en-suite (ACT153) 

To book go to Ashburnham Place Website: http://www.ashburnham.org.uk/individual-retreats/programme-events-diary/creative-writing-break-1

Or Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-writing-break-2018-tickets-39729573223


The terrace at Ashburnham


One of Ashburnham’s lakes on a frosty March morning


Writing holiday for writing friends

In 2016 and 2017 I led a lovely small writing holiday in SE Devon together with Judy Perry for a few of our writing friends. In March 2018 we are looking forward to returning to a venue in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. It has more accommodation and we’ve used it successfully several times before, having led these holidays together every year bar one since 2006! The holiday is fully booked already.

                                                           Breaking news for 2019

I am leading two creative writing holidays at Ashburnham in 2019: 29 April to 3 May and 4 to 8 November 

I am also delighted to be returning to Lee Abbey in north Devon, with dates yet to be arranged, as their programme for next year is even now being prepared.


Chris Leonard Writing