Beltane – The conception of new ideas

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Around Beltane each year, I begin to conceive ideas for new books. The lengthening days, the sight and scent of flowers blooming and the shedding of heavy coats, scarfs and hats, brings me new creative energy. As if I have taken a very deep breath of pure fresh air.  Combined with my yoga practice, I […]

Claire Wingfield Podcast Interview with Regi Claire

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We are delighted to recommend Claire Wingfield’s Podcast Series as well as her fabulous writers handbook 52 Dates for Writers. You can also read an excerpt from Claire’s novel written while on one of writing retreats under Aurora Stories .   This month Claire’s Bookish Conversation Series is an interview with the fabulous short-story writer and novelist Regi Claire. […]

Review of Imbolc Retreat on writing.ie

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We are delighted to see that one of our Imbolc Into the Light Yoga & Creative Writing Retreat attendees, Francesca Hepton has written a wonderful review on our retreat day which has been published online on www.writing.ie.  We are delighted to receive such great coverage from this fabulous writing resource website. Indeed we enjoyed ourselves so much […]

Aurora Writers in Gutter Magazine

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We are delighted to share the news that both Melody Nixon and Noelle Harrison are featured in Gutter The magazine of new Scottish writing Issues 16 & 17. Quite by coincidence both pieces, though very different, were inspired by Norway. You can read Melody’s On watching the Norwegian Secretary of State open an art exhibit […]

IMBOLC – time to spring-clean creativity

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I have always celebrated Imbolc (Imbolg) on the first days of February as a way of marking the end of winter (although the weather might be saying otherwise!) Imbolc is one of the four Gaelic Fire Festivals of the Pagan year celebrated annually on the first day of February. Astronomically however Imbolc often occurs a […]

A Christmas Gift with Meaning

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EARLY BIRD OFFER £65 – The perfect Xmas Gift!  Why not give a loved one a very special experience for Christmas and treat them to our Into The Light Imbolc Retreat? I have found that in recent times the gifts that mean the most to me are the ones that are based on experiences rather than things. There […]

PICTURE THIS! SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY NORWAY

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PICTURE THIS! SCHOLARSHIP As writers ourselves, we know how hard it can be to combine writing, with studying or making a living, so we are offering one scholarship of 1000 NOK for our weekend writing course PICTURE THIS! on 18th & 19th November in Litteraturhuset, Bergen. The Picture This! Scholarship will be awarded to either a full time student, or an […]

PICTURE THIS! OUR FORTHCOMING SHORT STORY WRITING WORKSHOP IN BERGEN, NORWAY

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WRITE YOUR OWN SHORT STORY INSPIRED BY A WORK OF ART IN BERGEN’S KODE 4 ART MUSEUM  We are so looking forward to Noelle Harrison’s forthcoming creative writing weekend workshop hosted by Skrivekunstkollektivet in collaboration with Aurora Writers Retreats in Bergen in Norway on 18th & 19th November in Litteraturhuset. This two-day workshop focuses on the craft of short story writing using […]