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.

Crime and Publishment is the brainchild of Graham Smith and Inga McVicar. The two met while Inga was the project manager for Destination Dumfries and Galloway - a destination management organisation whose mandate was to promote, represent and develop tourism in Dumfries and Galloway. Graham is on the board of DD&G and the two soon found a shared interest in crime fiction.

Together they came up with the idea of hosting a weekend of crime centred creative writing workshops and Crime and Publishment was born. Using both their professional expertise and contacts within the publishing industry, the pair created a unique offering which has attracted widespread interest from all manner of groups within the tourism and publishing sectors.

Creative Writing Workshops - About Us

Inga McVicar is managing Director of Full Paper Jacket: a UK literary consultancy based in Dumfries and Galloway. Inga has a unique career in book retail and publishing, and has worked with a vast range of authors (from the unpublished first timers right through to literary giants and celebrities). Full Paper Jacket Literary Consultancy provides writers with the ammunition, advice, support and practical tools which can help successfully secure publishing contracts, undertake personal publishing or find their own route to market through self-publishing. www.fullpaperjacket.co.uk

Graham Smith is a joiner turned hotelier and is manager of one of the country's most popular wedding venues - The Mill Forge. He is a reviewer for the well respected crime fiction review site www.crimesquad.com and through this role has interviewed such stellar names as Lee Child, Peter James, David Baldacci, Mark Billingham and Stuart MacBride to name but a few. He has written three collections of short stories; Eleven the Hardest Way - which was nominated for a SpineTingler Award, Gutshots: Ten Blows to the Abdomen and Harry Charters Chronicles as well as appearing in several anthologies. He blogs at grahamsmithwriter.blogspot.co.uk on a range of topics related to reading and writing.

He has four books published in the DI Harry Evans series and one featuring Jake Boulder. More publications are shceduled for 2017 and 2018.