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Growing Poetry: Summertime Retreat

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Growing Poetry: Summertime Retreat


Do you love writing poetry? Want to immerse yourself in beautiful rural Lincolnshire, eat delicious home cooked meals (made from farm produce) and take time out of your normal schedule to play with words? Then we would love for you to join Growing Poetry's Winter Retreat at Ranby Hill Farm from the 5th to 8th July 2019.

"Ranby Hill Farm, an absolute haven of peace and tranquility, an ideal place of retreat! At every stage I have felt loved and cared for and that's down to the spirit of hospitality ever present in the hosts, Jessica and Luke"- Participant, Growing Poetry Winter Retreat 2019- 

What can you expect to do whilst on retreat? Mainly led by Jessica Boatright you will take part in several poetry writing workshops (with the emphasis on creating new work) as well as meeting like-minded people and indulging in fabulous food prepared by our in-house chef Luke. Jessica will be joined by a guest poet who will lead an afternoon session and and an evening reading of their poetry. There will also be time in the schedule for you to explore the local area and work on the poems that you've started in workshops, as well as an informal sharing on the Sunday evening.



"What a slice of heaven! I've had an amazing weekend writing poetry. Beautiful house, fantastic views, lovely walks... I have come away with so many ideas for so many poems. I have learned so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you"- Participant, Growing Poetry Winter Retreat 2019- 


Cost:The total price for the retreat is £230 for residential delegates (£30 extra for a single room), with a £50 non refundable deposit to secure your place with the final balance due by June 5th. These prices are based on a twin room sharing/double rooms. We are also offering day delegate places (with all meals included but no accommodation) for £130, with a £30 non refundable deposit to secure your place with the final balance due by June 5th. This would be suitable either for local poets or poets who would prefer to stay in a hotel/B&B. Please contact us for a list of suggested B&Bs.



"The food was excellent and the whole experience felt like being at a warm and welcoming house party. Jessica proved to be a supportive and encouraging teacher. Her workshop plans had been produced with attention to detail to enable participants to realise their potential. An amazing weekend with good company"- Participant, Growing Poetry Winter Retreat 2019- 


Food and Travel:We have an in-house chef, Luke Boatright, who will cater to all dietary requirements. If you would like us to help coordinate travel for you please let us know. There is parking available. 

For questions please contact Jessica on aGVsbG8gfCBqZXNzaWNhYm9hdHJpZ2h0ICEgdWs=.


"A wonderful comeradery felt and I WROTE 15 POEMS. Luke, I would consider coming up without the poetry if it means I can taste your food every day"- Participant, Growing Poetry Winter Retreat 2019- 


BOOKING CONDITIONS:1) Deposits are non-refundable.2) For those of you putting down a deposit, the balance payment is due by June 5th 2019.

If you are no longer able to attend the retreat, you must let us know in writing.

If you cancel your retreat place:a) After June 5th you will be charged the full amount.b) Between now and June 4th 2019 you will be refunded half of the balance.

Note: We appreciate that wholly unforeseen events may result in cancellation. We therefore strongly advise you to take out insurance against irrecoverable cancellation costs.



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