The writing courses are designed to guide writers under the tutelage of a published author. The courses vary according to the genre of writing being taught whether short stories, poetry, essays, food writing or memoir.The courses are led by an author, with workshops in the morning and tutorials in the afternoon.There are study areas in round tower rooms, the old guard room and chapel, while accommodation is in the lodge within the castle walls, which was converted from a 16th century barn in the 19th century. Manorbier is imbued with a powerful spirit of place and has had an enduring influence on writers over the centuries. Virginia Woolf decided to become a writer aged 21 whilst walking along the seashore. Siegfried Sassoon penned his poem ‘A Ruined Castle’ in 1924.
If you’re interested to learn more, including details of their Autumn and Winter course dates you may download their writing prospectus from here.