Option 1:
£295.00 per person
Full weekend retreat, including accommodation x 2 nights, breakfast x 2 days, lunch x 2 days, 6 x workshops:

Option 2:
£190.00 per person
Full weekend retreat without accommodation, including lunch x 2 days, 6 x workshops:

Option 3: Pay per day,
Day 1 - £90.00 per person;
Days 2 & 3 - £110.00 per person;
To attend the pitching session on Day 3 with Karen Sullivan writers must attend the workshops on Day 2.

Call 01461 800344 to book your place.
A £100 deposit will be required at the time of booking.

All of our tutors have been carefully chosen because of their industry experience, critical acclaim and teaching ability.

Most importantly, the authors were selected specifically for the subjects they will be teaching: Craig Robertson has twenty years of journalism under his belt, Russel D. McLean is an acclaimed author and editor, Michael J. Malone is vastly experienced as an author, editor and reviewer, Paul Teague is a digital marketer by day and a self-published author by night and Karen Sullivan has many years of experience which helped her found the excellent Orenda Books.

Creative Writing Classes - Tutors

Michael Malone is an established poet and is the author of "Blood Tears" , which won the Pitlochry Prize, (Scottish Association of Writers) and his follow-up "A Taste for Malice" was published in June 2013. In 2012 he published "Carnegie's Call" about successful Scots and his hugely entertaining A Guillotine Choice was released in spring 2014.

He was born and brought up in the heart of Burns' country in Ayrshire.

Craig Robertson had a twenty year career with a Scottish Sunday newspaper which saw him interview three Prime Ministers; attend major stories which include 9/11, Dunblane, the Omagh bombing and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

His debut novel, RANDOM, was shortlisted for the CWA new Blood Dagger and was a Sunday Times bestseller.

Paul Teague writes psychological thrillers, dystopian novels and non-fiction digital marketing guides. He is the host of the Self-Publishing Journeys podcast and has spoken at events for the Society of Authors, The Alliance of Independent Authors and Amazon Academy.

In the past, Paul has worked as a BBC journalist and radio presenter, a primary scholl teacher and a car finance salesman.

Russel D. McLean was born in Fife, and moved to Dundee where he studied philosophy at the University of Dundee. His speciality was philosophy of mind, but after he discovered the difficulty of funding a PhD, he fell into the disreputable company of the booktrade.

His first paid credit was in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery magazine in 2004 and his first novel, THE GOOD SON, was released in 2008. He has since been published in the US, translated into Italian, French and German, and was nominated for the best first PI novel by the Private Eye Writers of America.

Karen Sullivan is the founder of Orenda Books and an all-round force of nature. A former managing editor for Arcadia Books, Karen left after a strategic review saw their publishing list being reduced from fifteen books to just three.

In it's first year Orenda Books published six titles and that figure increased to sixteen the following year.