About Writing Retreats with Una
A writing retreat is time, space, and guidance for you to focus on your writing. In a focused retreat with Una, you talk about your work, get feedback, and work towards fresh progress.
As enjoyable as writers’ retreats are, Una says that safety and good health policy come first. Writing retreats will be planned at appropriate, travel-safe times.
Speculative Fiction Writing Retreats in France
Dates TBC for 2022
Le Verger, France
Una McCormack hopes to teach again at a focused writer’s retreat on Speculative Fiction at Le Verger in France.
This was so successful in August 2019 that it was planned to run again in 2020 at the same venue. With the COVID-19 crisis, it has been cancelled for 2021. The complete details for the 2019 venue and course are here.
This course is for writers of speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy). We give you the time and space you need to write in conducive surroundings, with the support of your informed and encouraging tutor. We recommend you to come to Le Verger (the orchard) with a firm idea of what you will be working on (e.g. a short story, a chapter of a novel), so that you can get to work immediately and have a productive stay.
Each morning we meet for an hour to discuss some aspect of writing speculative fiction (e.g. world-building, exposition, what if…), to read out work and get feedback, and to set goals for the day. Everyone writes to a different schedule (or none), so we leave this entirely up to you.
We will update this page with more details when registration is open.