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JOIN NOELLE ON SATURDAY MORNINGS AT 11.00 A.M. ON ZOOM

FOR WRITE FROM THE HEART

BEGINS SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

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WRITE FROM THE HEART is a weekly creative practice suitable for anyone who wishes to dedicate an hour to their creativity.

You can join whether you are a writer, musician, artist, craftsperson or wish to explore any area of creativity or personal time for journaling and reflection.

Our session begins with a guided visualised meditation aimed to unlock your creativity.

We then write/paint /your creative practice together live on Zoom for approximately 45/ 50 minutes.

During this time we are all muted and you are free to turn off your camera but please don’t leave the meeting!

For the last 10 minutes together we will reconnect and see how we all got on. The session usually finishes between 12.10 & 12.15 p.m.

The sessions have limited numbers for an intimate experience. They are nurturing while also providing weekly accountability for focusing on any creative project you might like to undertake.

WRITE FROM THE HEART is ongoing and you can join on a monthly basis.

The next block of four sessions begins on SATURDAY 11th SEPTEMBER AT 11.00 A.M.

Price: £20 full price / £15 low income for all four sessions.

To book your space please email: noelle.harrison5@gmail.com 

WRITE FROM THE HEART WITH NOELLE HARRISON

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Noelle Harrison is a fiction writer and extensively published author. Her novels and short stories have been translated and published in thirteen different countries. She has taught creative writing in Ireland, UK & Norway for both adults, teenagers and children in schools, and for organisations such as The Inkwell Writers Group in Dublin, Meath County Council in Ireland, The Big Smoke Writers’ Factory in Dublin, and Litteraturhuset in Bergen, Norway. Noelle has a Masters in Creative Writing with Distinction & an Associate Fellowship in Higher Education both attained at Edinburgh Napier University. She has lived and written in Ireland, Italy, Norway, and Scotland, and brings an array of cross-cultural skills to our retreats. Noelle’s most recent novels The Gravity of Love was published by Black and White Publishing in May 2018 and The Island Girls was published by Bookouture in April 2020. Her forthcoming novel The Boatman’s Wife will be published by Bookouture in January 2021.

Noelle is also a qualified Yoga Teacher specialising in Restorative Yoga & Journaling. You can check out her classes on www.spacetoBE.online.

Check out Noelle’s website to read more about her writing & books here.

You can follow Noelle on Instagram@noelle.harrison5

Twitter: @NoelleHarrison Facebook: @NoelleCBHarrison

Any Questions? Or want to book your place email: scottishretreat2017@gmail.com

The Lightning Draft 

Live stream Novel-Writing Bootcamp

with Noelle Harrison and Sandra Ireland

1st – 30th November 2021

Early Bird Rate £299 until 1st October or three payments of £100

To book your place: scottishretreat2017@gmail.com

Write the first draft of your novel in one month!

Through masterclasses,  self care for author sessions, and group writing practice, we will guide you through one whole month of getting your novel written.  Our month-long course finishes with a workshop on how to get published.

Most of all you will feel supported and motivated as part of our virtual writing community.

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Numbers are limited.

Any Questions?

Or want to book on The Lightning Lab email: scottishretreat2017@gmail.com

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The Lightning Draft Bootcamp

What you get: 

WEEKLY WRITING MANTRA

Recorded meditations by Noelle designed to unlock your creativity and boost your confidence. Each week is focused on a particular mantra which ties in with our course content.

4 x weekly  SELF CARE FOR AUTHORS with Sandra on Monday evenings beginning 1st November

4 x weekly live stream MASTERCLASSES on writing craft with Noelle and Sandra on  Thursday evenings beginning 4th November. 

All masterclasses will be recorded and available on live replay if missed.

Our Masterclasses focus on different elements fundamental to writing your novel covering topics such as conceptual development, world building, characterisation, and structure.

WRITE FROM THE HEART with Noelle 

4 x weekly Saturday morning live stream writing practice via Zoom. 11 a.m. – 12.10 p.m.

70 minutes of unlocking creativity. We begin with guided meditation and writing practice together. We end with a closing circle and observations on our own creative practice.

Optional Extras

4 x The Morning Pages on Thursdays with Noelle  – gentle awakening yoga, meditation and writing practice.

All of our participants will receive pdf downloadable Lightning Draft planner plus weekly course notes.

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Price: £299 Early Bird until 1st October or 3 payments of £100

Optional one hour mentoring session on your novel £175.00

Any Questions? Or want to your book email: scottishretreat2017@gmail.com

YOUR TUTORS

SANDRA IRELAND

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Sandra Ireland was born in Yorkshire, grew up in Northumberland and lived for many years in the Irish Republic before relocating to Scotland in 1995.Returning to education as a mature student, she gained a First-Class Honours degree in English and Creative Writing at the University of Dundee in 2013. While there, she was awarded a Carnegie-Cameron Scholarship to study for an MLitt in Writing Practice and Study, graduating with a Distinction the following year.
 
She is currently an associate creative writing tutor at the University of Dundee and teaches leisure courses as part of the Lifelong Learning programme. From 2017-20, she was Chief Judge of the Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Awards and has been invited to adjudicate writing competitions for the Scottish Association of Writers and various writing groups. She facilitates workshops and retreats for writers on a freelance basis, and has a special interest in writing for wellbeing.

Her poetry has appeared in various publications, such as New Writing ScotlandSeagate III and ‘Furies’, published by For Book’s Sake. She won the Scottish Association of Writers’ Dorothy Dunbar Rose Bowl for Poetry in 2017 and 2018.

Sandra is the author of three psychological thrillers, all published by Polygon. Beneath the Skin (2016), shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book Award, 2017; Bone Deep (2018), also published in the USA, Germany and India and The Unmaking of Ellie Rook, released last year. Sight Unseen, the first book in her new Sarah Sutherland series is out now.

She is represented by Jenny Brown, of Jenny Brown Associates. In addition to her novels, she has written a non-fiction work Grist: The Life, Lore and Landscape of the Scottish Watermill which is currently out on submission.

She has a particular interest in folklore and its relevance to current issues and concerns.

Check out Sandra’s website to know more about her writing and books here.

Follow Sandra on Twitter @22_ireland and on instagram @sireland22

NOELLE HARRISON

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Noelle Harrison is a fiction writer and extensively published author. Her novels and short stories have been translated and published in thirteen different countries. She has taught creative writing in Ireland, UK & Norway for both adults, teenagers and children in schools, and for organisations such as The Inkwell Writers Group in Dublin, Meath County Council in Ireland, The Big Smoke Writers’ Factory in Dublin, and Litteraturhuset in Bergen, Norway. Noelle has a Masters in Creative Writing with Distinction & an Associate Fellowship in Higher Education both attained at Edinburgh Napier University. She has lived and written in Ireland, Italy, Norway, and Scotland, and brings an array of cross-cultural skills to our retreats. Noelle’s most recent novels The Gravity of Love was published by Black and White Publishing in May 2018 and The Island Girls was published in April 2020 and The Boatman’s Wife in January 2021 by Bookouture. Her forthcoming novel The Girl Across The Sea will be published by Bookouture in November 2021.

Noelle is also a qualified Yoga Teacher specialising in Restorative Yoga, Yin & Journaling. You can check out her classes on www.spacetoBE.online.

Check out Noelle’s website to read more about her writing & books here.

You can follow Noelle on Instagram@noelle.harrison5

Twitter: @NoelleHarrison Facebook: @NoelleCBHarrison

 Any Questions? Or want to book your place email: scottishretreat2017@gmail.com

 

IRISH CASTLE WRITING RETREAT

SPRINGFIELD CASTLE, LIMERICK, IRELAND

3- 6TH FEBRUARY 2022

Book your space email: scottishretreat2017@gmail.com

Immerse yourself in creativity in a setting brimming with inspiration. 

Join Noelle Harrison for 3 nights on her restorative creative writing retreat in historic Springfield Castle surrounded by 200 acres of woodland in the south west of Ireland.

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We invite you to enjoy your bespoke retreat experience. Totally immerse yourself in your own writing world with the option of joining two creative writing workshops, and a 1:1 session on your writing with author Noelle Harrison.

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On our retreat, we will have Springfield Castle all to ourselves with its elegant furnishings, portraits and antiques. On offer are luxurious bedrooms, with views across the 200 acre estate. Numbers are limited on our retreat, for an intimate and nurturing experience.

Included in the retreat, is daily brunch and a three-course dinner together in the dining room (Vegans are catered for).

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Afterwards we gather by the fireside in the drawing room. Fruit, tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

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We will also be offering the options of experiencing the ancient arts of archery and falconry, particularly useful for any historical novelists!

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Early February is an important time in the Celtic Calendar as it marks Imbolc, the beginning of Spring and time to connect with the mythology of the Goddess Brigid. It is the perfect time to dedicate yourself to your writing. As the days begin to lengthen, and the light grows, join Noelle on our Irish Castle Writing Retreat and step towards spring by unlocking your creativity, building focus and vision for your creative writing.

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Our Irish Castle Writing Retreat is suitable for all those who wish to write whether you are beginning to write or working on a novel.

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Map of Springfield Castle, created by artist Cliona Croke

Prices

Our bedrooms are elegant and comfortable. We have single occupancy and shared rates if you’d like to come with a writing pal. Most rooms have private bathrooms.

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All prices below include your accommodation, brunch and three course dinner, fruit, tea and coffee, morning meditation, two creative writing workshops (optional to attend) and fireside share each evening. (Please note wine is an additional cost if you would like it with your dinner.)

For an additional £90, you can choose to have a 1:1 session on your writing for one hour with Noelle. There are only six 1:1 slots available over the three days so please book yours as soon as you can.

Not included in any of the rates: transportation to and from Springfield Castle, and optional archery and falconry. Alcohol is not included either.

There are seven bedrooms available on our creative writing retreat. Please email: scottishretreat2017@gmail.com to book your preference as soon as possible.

 King-size 4- poster bed with en-suite bathroom: £ 550 p.p. / £875 (single occupancy)

 Queen-size bed with en-suite bathroom: £450 p.p. / £775 (single occupancy)

 Twin bed with private bathroom: £550 p.p. / £875 (single occupancy)

 Queen- size bed with shared bathroom:£395 p.p./ £625 (single occupancy)

 Single Room with shared bathroom: £575

To book your place, please email scottishretreat2017@gmail.com for booking details. 

We ask you to please pay a non-refundable deposit of £100. Bookings can’t be confirmed without the deposit.

In the event of cancellation due to changes in Covid regulations, we will re-schedule the retreat. We do advise you to take out private insurance.

Balance for the retreat will be due on or before 23rd December 2021. Please read terms and conditions below.

How to Get There

Our Irish Castle Retreat is situated at Springfield Castle, Drumcollogher, County Limerick in Ireland.

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The closest airport is Shannon Airport. If you wish to arrive by public transport, we can arrange a minibus pick up at Shannon Airport at a pre-arranged time for the group for an additional cost.

There are daily flights from London to Shannon, and on Thursdays from Edinburgh, returning on Sundays.

Car hire is also available at Shannon Airport. The west of Ireland is magical and if you have the time we would recommend taking time to explore the area either before or after the retreat. If you’re coming from the U.K. you might like to take the ferry if you have a car.

There is also the option to fly to Dublin Airport and hire a car, or take the train to Limerick and on to Charleville. From there a taxi can be arranged for the 35 minute drive to Springfield Castle.

Accommodation

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Staying in Springfield Castle you will feel like you are stepping back in time. The beautiful drawing room is filled with antiques and works of art perfect for our morning meditation and fireside gathering in the evening.

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The elegant large dining room with its rich red walls, and fine silver candelabra lighting up the large mahogany dining table provides us with a stunning backdrop for our meals.

The study is a cosy, sitting room with leather sofas and an open fireplace, and next to a small library. The perfect nooks for a writing hideaway. The large kitchen with its “always on” 4 oven AGA cooking range is a welcoming space for to make your own tea or coffee or snacks.

The Food

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The Food philosophy at Springfield: they grow as much of their own produce as possible in the walled kitchen gardens.Whatever they don’t grow or produce is sourced locally, from a range of excellent local suppliers.  While the food is local the inspiration for our meals comes from around the world with family diaspora bringing home dishes from across the world. On our retreat, Vegans are catered for. Please let us know if you have any specific food allergies.

The Grounds

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The estate has many ancient trees up to 400 years old. There are fields of quietly grazing deer and acres of woodland walks tempting you to explore. Springfield is a prime example of an Irish Castle with gardens. The organic farm, woods and gardens at Springfield are all yours to roam. Pathways trail through a giant broadleaf forest offering the chance to take time to wander in nature and take inspiration from your surroundings.

Sustainability

Springfield castle aims to be as sustainable as possible with their own woodlands, sustainable organic farm and gardens.

The heating is 95% run using wood grown in the castle’s 50 acres of broadleaf forest which we are managed under a continuous cover forest system. As the trees are thinned and pruned new seedlings are encouraged to replace and renew the forest . The best trees are favoured for sawmill logs that will be used for furniture and construction so locking up the carbon they sequester from the atmosphere naturally.
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The History

The story of Springfield Castle is associated with the patronage of poets. The legacy of storytelling in the castle and tower house is the perfect setting to ignite our creativity.

Steeped in history, it is the ancestral home of Lord and Lady Muskerry, whose motto Forti et fideli nihil dificile which means “nothing is difficult to the strong and faithful”  underlies over 700 years of family history.

 The earliest castle at Gort na Tiobrad, the Irish name for Springfield Castle, is reputed to date from 1280 when one of the Fitzgeralds, a junior member of the Earl of Desmond’s family, married a lady of the O Coilleains, who were the Gaelic Lords of Claonghlais. He took the title Lord of Claonghlais and subsequently built a castle at Springfield. The Tower House was built around 1480.This was the beginning of a long association of the Fitzgeralds with the area. They were patrons to Irish poets and musicians. As you enter the impressive gateway to Springfield Castle a plaque on the wall commemorates Daithi O’Bruadair, a classical Irish poet of the seventeenth century who lived at the castle with his patrons, the Fitzgerald family, recording their lives (and general events). He described Springfield Castle,as “a mansion abounding in poetry, prizes and people.”
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Your Bedrooms

Please Note: Prices below include accommodation, guided morning pages, creative writing workshops, fireside share, brunch and dinner for three nights 3- 6th February 2022

To book 1:1 session for one hour with Noelle add an additional £90 on your final rate

Please let us know if you require to be collected from the airport for an additional fee. 

Plus if you would like to take part in archery and falconry for an additional fee. Please note alcohol is not included and wine be an additional cost with your evening meal. 

To book your space or for more information please email: scottishretreat2017@gmail.com

Baroness’ Room Queen Bed with en-suite bathroom

Single Occupancy £775/ £450 p.p.

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The Baroness’s room with it’s rich colours and fabrics overlooks the lawns to the west of the castle. It has a 5ft (queen) half tester bed and an en-suite bathroom which has a gigantic bathtub with hand held shower.

Barons Room King-size four poster bed with en-suite bathroom

Single Occupancy £875/ £550 p.p.

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The Baron’s room is a beautifully light room with a 6 ft (king sized) four poster bed. The windows overlook the front of the castle with a great view of the mature trees (sometimes the herd of red deer can be seen grazing in the field) and along the avenue. It has a spacious en-suite bathroom with a walk in shower and a freestanding slipper bath as well as a sofa.

The Garden Room with Queen Bed and en-suite accessible bathroom 

Single Occupancy £775 / £450 p.p

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The Garden room on the ground floor is a lovely airy room with a 5ft (Queen) bed. The beautiful fern pattern fabric in the curtains is taken from a design by the early 20th century American interior designer, Elsie de Wolfe. There is a very large en-suite tiled shower room suitable for wheelchair use. As the bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor it is well suited to guests with less mobility.

Green Room King Bed or Twin Beds with private bathroom with sauna

Single Occupancy £875/ £550 p.p.

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The Green bedroom can be made up for you as either a 6ft (king) bed or two single beds. The room overlooks the front of the castle grounds. The bathroom is situated just across the hall and is very large with a sauna and walk in shower as well as a very large bathtub. This spacious bathroom overlooks the courtyard.

Grey Room King/Twin Beds with en-suite bathroom

Single Occupancy £875 / £550 pp

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The Grey bedroom, also at the front of the castle, is an elegant coloured room with a very high ceiling. This room can also be made up as either a 6ft (king)or as 2 single beds to suit your needs. It has its own shower, toilet and sink.

Oak Room

Single Occupancy £575

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The Oak bedroom with it’s large and luxurious ornately carved antique 4 poster single bed is a pleasure to sleep in.

Shares a bathroom with the Yellow Room.

Yellow Room – Queen Bed

Single Occupancy £625/ £395 p.p.

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The Yellow bedroom is a cosy double room with a queen bed and lovely view. Shares bathroom with the Oak Room.

Arch bedroom queen  bed with en-suite bathroom

£775 single occupancy/ £450 p.p.

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Located over the archway into the courtyard, the arch bedroom is a charming retreat with slit windows and a 5′ queen bed. It has its own bathroom with bath and handheld shower.

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The Programme 

(please note slight variations might be made to this schedule depending on booking times for archery and falconry)

Thursday 3rd February

Arrival between 4- 6 p.m.

Welcome Circle with Noelle 6- 7 p.m.

7-8 p.m.

Three Course Dinner (Vegans catered for)

8-9 p.m. Fireside chat

Friday 4th February

Fruit, tea, coffee, & toast available in kitchen.

8.00  a.m. Optional guided meditation with Noelle in the drawing room leading into personal writing time.

9-11 Writing time for you (or 10-11 1:1 session with Noelle)

11- 12 Brunch is served. (Vegans catered for)

12- 2 p.m. Optional Workshop: Creating Characters & Emotional Authenticity with Noelle

2- 4 Optional archery

4- 6 Time to write or explore (or 1:1 Sessions)

6.30 – 7.30 3 course Dinner

7.30 – 9 p.m. Fireside share guided by Noelle

Saturday 5th February

Fruit, tea, coffee, & toast available in kitchen.

8.00  a.m. Optional guided meditation with Noelle in the drawing room leading into personal writing time.

9-11 Writing time for you (or 10-11 a.m. 1:1 session with Noelle)

11- 12 Brunch is served. (Vegans catered for)

12- 2 p.m. Optional Workshop: Symbols and settings with Noelle

2- 4 Optional falconry (we have yet to confirm this booking)

4- 6 Time to write or explore or 1:1 Sessions

6.30- 7.30 Dinner

7.30- 9 p.m. Fireside share guided by Noelle

Sunday

Full breakfast 9- 10 a.m.

Closing Circle and Check Out

About Your Tutor – Noelle Harrison

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Noelle Harrison is a fiction writer and extensively published author. Her novels and short stories have been translated and published in thirteen different countries. She has taught creative writing in Ireland, UK & Norway for both adults, teenagers and children in schools, and for organisations such as The Inkwell Writers Group in Dublin, Meath County Council in Ireland, The Big Smoke Writers’ Factory in Dublin, and Litteraturhuset in Bergen, Norway. Noelle has a Masters in Creative Writing with Distinction & an Associate Fellowship in Higher Education both attained at Edinburgh Napier University. She has lived and written in Ireland, Italy, Norway, and Scotland, and brings an array of cross-cultural skills to our retreats. Noelle’s most recent novels The Gravity of Love was published by Black and White Publishing in May 2018, and The Island Girls and The Boatman’s Wife were both published by Bookouture in April 2020 and January 2021. Her forthcoming novel The Girl From Across the Sea will be published by Bookouture in November 2021.

Noelle is also a qualified Yoga Teacher specialising in Yin, Restorative, and Menopause Yoga as well as Journaling. You can check out her weekly classes on www.restandrise.co.uk

Check out Noelle’s website to read more about her writing & books here.

You can follow Noelle on Instagram@noelle.harrison5

Booking Terms and Conditions

To book your place please pay deposit of £100. Email: scottishretreat2017@gmail.com for bank transfer details. Your booking is confirmed once we have received the deposit.

All deposits are non-refundable. If we are forced to cancel due to Covid Regulations we will reschedule the retreat.

Full payment is due by 23rd December. After this date we can’t offer any refunds unless we find someone else to take your place on the retreat. We recommend you take out your own private insurance.

No participants under the age of 18 years of age are allowed on the retreat, and no pets. There are three resident dogs at Springfield Castle.

All participants take part in the writing retreat and we ask you to only bring partners or friends who wish to write as well.

To create a relaxed space for everyone on our retreat, we are taking all precautions and procedures for a Covid safe environment . Numbers are limited on the retreat too.

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Testimonials

‘This has been a fantastic month. I’ve learned so much from you both and I was at a stage where I knew I needed focus. I got that. Targets were set, never in stone, so there was no pressure which was an enormous help. I learned not just to write the story, but to write more free flow which not only helped that, it made me look at different ways of expression.

The self care was not something I’d ever looked at in tandem with writing. I didn’t realise how much it’s necessary to be able to nurture yourself, take the time to say I matter. It has taught me so much and the group was amazing in its support of each other. It is a writing tribe and we all need our tribes. Thanks for your help, advice and support throughout. You have both been fantastic and are not only lovely people but are amazing teachers. I consider you both fantastic mentors.’ Angi, Scotland.

‘Thank you for the wonderful experience of the writing retreat over the last month! It truly was such a gift, and I learnt a lot – you both have such a wealth of wisdom and knowledge to share.’ Katy, Scotland
‘Thank you so much for all the things you’ve shared over the month, it has been so worth while.
You are doing a great job in supporting us novice writers.’ Gerardine, England.

‘Noelle’s Pure Fiction writer’s workshop turned into Pure Inspiration. Spending the weekend with an incredible author who freely shared her vast knowledge was simply amazing and by Sunday evening I felt like a completely new person. New doors of wisdom had been opened to me. I learned concrete techniques I could implement straight away, got loads of invigorating encouragement, and have been busy writing ever since. You’ll know where to find me the next time Noelle’s in town.’

Hilde, Bergen, Norway.

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Noelle with Pure Fiction Retreat Group March 2018 in Bergen, Norway.

“I have just enjoyed a five week course with Sandra Ireland – ‘Finding Inspiration through Folklore’, and it did exactly what it says on the tin ; I found inspiration in the material presented and discussed, but not only in my writing as I’d planned, but in other creative areas.  With five lessons complete with slide show presentations, accompanying notes and a weekly live online Zoom meeting, where Sandra and our small group were able to interact and share ideas and information to fuel our imagination, I was spurred to complete sewing and craft projects as well as life writing pieces and short stories.  Sandra gave excellent feedback to enable me to develop my ideas further.  I certainly would recommend Sandra’s courses with her gentle and encouraging style.  Lots of fun and met some wonderful like minded creators and writers.” Lynn R.S. Genevieve

 

‘I took part in Aurora Writers’ two-day writer’s retreat in Lauder, Scotland in February 2017 with Noelle Harrison and Melody Nixon.  Their approach was clear, practical and inspiring.  Whether you’re a beginner or advanced writer,
the teaching catered to every level.  Noelle and Melody’s experience, knowledge and know-how leaves you roaring to write.  If you get the chance to attend one of Aurora Writers’ Retreats don’t pass it up!’

Ila Moldenhauer, Bergen, Norway

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MELODY with our Scottish Writing Retreat group Spring 2017

“My experience with Noelle, both working with her and attending PICTURE THIS!, is that she is a devoted and charismatic teacher. She connects with participants in a very special way so that the creative work is focused. Noelle has built very structured yet dynamic and enriching courses. The fact that she guides you step-by-step make her courses particularly attractive. The result is that you get to experience what she is teaching rather than hear about it. Creative blocks and fear of writing melt away and creativity kicks in. By taking one of Noelle’s writing courses, I believe you get a deeper understanding of what the craft of writing is and what your role should be in wanting to master it.”

Karen Rosenstock, Litteraturhuset Bergen & Skrivekunstkollektivet

Last year I did a short story course with Noelle Harrison at Aurora Writers. I wrote The Spirit of the Lake, an idea that I had been tolling with for a while. But Noelle managed to make me focused and together we turned the story into something that I am really proud of! If you have time and chance to do a course with Noelle, don’t hesitate!!

Nina Rolland, Bergen, Norway.

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NOELLE with our PICTURE THIS! group in Norway 2017

‘A wonderfully nurturing and creative day. I found the pairing of yoga and writing very evocative. Thank you!’

Claire Wingfield, Dunfermline, U.K.

‘Such an enriching experience with a great bunch of women.’

Lynne Dickson, U.K.

‘After a day at Aurora Writers Into The Light Yoga & Creative retreat in Edinburgh, I am adorned with the armour of my intrepid warrior self, the peaceful warrior and the creative warrior. No longer shall I walk this journey of literary and creative discovery on my own. No longer shall I be the lackey of self-doubt and trepidation. With my new literary companions from Aurora’s Writers’ Retreats forever by my side, fuelling me with the memories of an unforgettable and powerful session and a connectivity that stretches from Harrogate to Scotland, across to Norway and around the world, bringing together all women who have a bloody good story to tell.’

Francesca Hepton, Harrogate, U.K.

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VANESSA at our Yoga & Creative Writing Retreat in Edinburgh

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