Writing Retreats & courses

We can help you become a better writer

We offer writing retreats, workshops and courses to help banish writer's block, develop your creativity muscle and help you become the best writer you can be. 

We believe in your story and we want to help you get it onto the page. 

An introduction to Creative Writing

A creative & unique 4-week course to get you started...

Creative writing can be good for our emotional wellbeing and our mental health. It can help with our creativity and it can relive stress, but it can also teach us about routine and persistence. 

  • This is a course is for those who want to learn more about writing and the tools and techniques that are needed to bring ideas on to the page and turn them into stories. 
  • This course will give you the confidence and skills to get you started on your creative writing journey. 
  • We will also look at the the top ten mistakes people make when starting out. 

By the end of the four-week course you will be asked to share a short story/ blog post for feedback based on tools and tips you have learnt and practiced. You will feel confident is creative more writing and you will have a solid plan and writing schedule in place. You will have a list of story ideas and a toolbox of techniques to continue to develop your creativity. 

TIME: 7pm -9pm 

LOCATION:  University of Derby, Buxton campus. 1 Devonshire Dome. 

DATE: Starting Tuesday 28th April  2020 - 19th May 2020

** To book onto this course you must secure your place directly with the College.  Booking opening soon.  Please get in touch and let us know if you would like to be notified when booking is open: laura@peakdistrictevents.com


Buxton Writing Retreats

Everyone has a book in them.

Will 2020 be the year you write yours? 

A writing retreat to get those words out of your head and onto the page.

  • Unlimited tea and coffee. 
  • Big slices of cake. 
  • No Wi-Fi or creative tasks.
  • Just bucketloads of encouragement and uninterrupted writing time.

We have very limited places because we wanted to host these events somewhere special. Somewhere that smelt like books, sounded like books and well we thought Buxton Library would be the most perfect place.

We will help you set goals and work in sprints. Helping you to keep those fingers on the keys or the pen in your hand. Let’s write and eat cake!