Tariffs
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.

Tariffs
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 Stan, 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: Caro Ramsay is an osteopath and as such know all about injuries to the human body, since receiving a death threat, Zoe Sharp made it her business to learn self defence techniques and Doug Johnstone's everyman thrillers have received much critical acclaim.
Last but by no means least, Stan is a respected agent who represents, among others, past C&P speakers Craig Robertson and Michael J. Malone.

Creative Writing Classes - Tutors

Zoe Sharp was born in Nottinghamshire but spent most of her formative years living aboard a catamaran on the northwest coast of England. After a promising start at a private girls' school, she opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve in favour of correspondence courses at home.
Sharp wrote her first novel when she was fifteen, but success came in 2001 with the publication of KILLER INSTINCT-the first book to feature her ex-Special Forces turned bodyguard heroine, Charlotte 'Charlie' Fox. The character evolved after Sharp received death-threat letters in the course of her photojournalism work.
As well as the Charlie Fox novels, Sharp has written several standalones, including collaborations with highly regarded espionage thriller author, John Lawton. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines, and have been shortlisted for the Short Story Dagger by the UK Crime Writers' Association. Her other writing has won or been nominated for numerous awards on both sides of the Atlantic, been used in Danish school textbooks, inspired an original song and music video, and been optioned for TV and film.

Caro Ramsay was born in Glasgow and started writing during a long stay in hospital. Her first book Absolution was published to critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the New Blood Dagger and her second book Singing to the Dead was longlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the year. Her sixth book is to be published in 2015.

Caro still works as an osteopath and acupuncturist treating both human and animal patients. She stays in a village in the West of Scotland in an old haunted house with a deranged mongrel called Emily. Her latest book, The Suffering of Strangers, has been longlisted for the 2018 McIlvanney prize.

Doug Johnstone is a writer, musician and journalist based in Edinburgh. His ninth novel, Fault Lines, was published by Orenda Books in May 2018. His previous books include The Jump, shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Best Scottish Crime Novel, Gone Again, an Amazon bestseller, and Hit & Run (2012) which was an Amazon #1 as well as being selected as a prestigious Fiction Uncovered winner. His work has received praise from the likes of Irvine Welsh, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, William McIlvanney, Megan Abbott and Christopher Brookmyre.

Doug was recently Writer in Residence with William Purves Funeral Directors. He is also a Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellow, and was RLF Fellow at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh 2014-2016. Doug was also Writer in Residence at the University of Strathclyde 2010-2012 and before that worked as a lecturer in creative writing there. He's had short stories appear in various publications and anthologies, and since 1999 he has worked as a freelance arts journalist, primarily covering music and literature. He is also a mentor and manuscript assessor for The Literary Consultancy and Emergents in the Scottish Highlands.

Doug is one of the co-founders of the Scotland Writers Football Club, for whom he also puts in a shift in midfield as player-manager. He is also a singer, musician and songwriter in several bands, including Northern Alliance, who have released four albums to critical acclaim, as well as recording an album as a fictional band called The Ossians. Doug has also released two solo EPs, Keep it Afloat and I Did It Deliberately. He currently plays drums for the Fun Lovin' Crime Writers, a crime writing supergroup featuring Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Neville and Luca Veste.

Doug has a degree in physics, a PhD in nuclear physics and a diploma in journalism, and worked for four years designing radars. He grew up in Arbroath and lives in Portobello, Edinburgh with his wife and two children.

Stan did an English degree at Bristol University before returning to Edinburgh and working at Canongate Books for seven years. During his time there the Rebel Inc imprint was launched, Life of Pi won the Booker and he was shortlisted for a PPC Award for Sylvia Smith's odd but beguiling memoir Misadventures. He is most proud of helping introduce Dan Rhodes' Timoleon Vieta Come Home to the reading public. He has been an agent for most of the 21st century.

His first best-seller was Paul Torday's Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - a winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and translated into 28 languages; the novel was made into a film with Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. He represents novelists such as the NYT best-seller Natasha Solomons - who was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award; and Gavin Extence winner of the Waverton Good Read Award and shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize.

His crime authors include Sunday Times best-seller Cass Green and Craig Robertson, recently shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize.

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