A Creative Research Methods project
Boutique Creative Thesis Writing Retreat
Date: 9-13 October 2023
Do you need time to write your doctoral thesis or dissertation? Would you like to work in a characterful place with a small group of like-minded people and all meals provided? Do you like the sound of daily taught sessions, writing support on tap, and plenty of time to write? Then this residential retreat may be just what you need.
The venue is Northern College near Barnsley in Yorkshire. The college is housed at Wentworth Castle, a grade-1 listed country house dating from 1670. The castle has links to slavery and exploitation from the centuries of empire. More recently it has supported the suffragette and trade union movements, as well as residential adult education. People attending courses at the College have free access to the extensive castle gardens, and tours of the castle are also available.
This retreat is run by independent researcher Dr Helen Kara who specialises in creative academic writing and has been teaching creative thesis writing around the world since 2015.
The venue is accessible for wheelchair users and others. We will do our best to meet any access needs that you may have, though we do not claim full accessibility because people’s access needs may conflict. Should this occur we will communicate with both parties and aim to find an optimal resolution.
Northern College is close to the M1 and offers free parking to people attending courses. By public transport, take a train or bus to Barnsley Interchange and then catch the number 34 from stand A14 to Northern College for a discounted price of £1.
The retreat starts on Monday afternoon with introductions and warm-up writing sessions. You will have the opportunity for a one-to-one meeting with Helen Kara during the retreat if you would like to discuss your writing, research methods, ethics, and/or the doctoral process. The evenings are restful times with space for reading or chats – or, if you like, more writing! The retreat finishes after lunch on Thursday.
Booking & Prices
The cost will be £549 per person including accommodation and catering. For more details and to book, please email email@example.com