Chichester Writers’ Retreat

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Do you want to inspire your creative writing this summer? Come along to a writing retreat with interactive creative writing workshops, informative talks and free writing time in an inspirational location. You’ll get the chance to take in the stunning Sussex countryside, enjoy the fresh air and put that pen to paper.

This year’s Writers’ Retreat sponsored by Summersdale Publishers Ltd. and Story Massage in July 2014, during Festival of Chichester

Workshops include:

Inspirations: Looking Outside with Cathy Watts

You and Your Writing with Mark A Radcliffe

Talks include:

An Insider’s View of Publishing with Abbie Headon of Summersdale Publishers

Social Media Marketing and Copy-editing Q&A for Writers with Katy Lassetter of Chichester Copywriter

Once Upon a Touch… the story behind an eBook that combines storytelling and positive touch with Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper

This is what one of last year’s writers had to say:

"I attended the last Chichester Copywriter's Writers’ Retreat in 2013. It was a wonderful experience, varied and inspirational. The mix of targeted writing sessions combined with the outdoor free session resulted in a very comfortable but stimulating environment. The piece of work I started there went on to become a runner up short story with the SWWJ [Society of Women Writers and Journalists]. I am forever grateful to Katy for giving me the opportunity to invent my character whose many thoughts and actions were inspired by the time I spent on the retreat." Caroline Auckland.

For full schedule see: 


  • Tortington Priory Barn is a comfortable, modern building (winner of an English Heritage Award) nestling in the shadows of an atmospheric thatched Grade II Listed Building with views across to Arundel Castle and Cathedral.
  • Plenty of space and free time to write inside the comfort of the barn or outside in the courtyards, in the lavender garden or by the two wild ponds.
  • Excellent homemade lunches daily – including a sumptuous cream tea with homemade scones and cakes.
  • FREE onsite parking.


No accommodation provided but a delicious homemade lunch is included daily. If you’d like help finding suitable accommodation nearby, let us know.


Tortington Priory Barn, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0BG, UK


Saturday 5th July-Sunday 6th July, 2014


Saturday (access to workshops/talks with lunch): £95 (£85 until 10/05/14). Sunday (access to workshops/talks with lunch): £95 (£85 until 10/05/14). Saturday & Sunday (access to workshops/talks & lunch on both days): £180 (£165 until 10/15/14),

Personal Booking

Email: or call Katy on: 01243 533421