As the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth approaches, authors are invited to take a break in the spectacular wilderness she called home. Couple with her love of writing and creating iconic whimsical characters, Potter was ardent about the Lake District’s rural splendour, and left 14 farms and 4,000 acres of land to the National Trust when she died in 1943.
Fancy tapping into the energy of that scenery?
Designed to unlock a writer’s creativity, the residential course at 4-star country hotel Linthwaite is designed for every level of writer, from beginners to published authors. It will run from 29th February, concluding on 3rd March 2016, just before the region’s annual Words by the Water literary festival in Keswick on 4th-13th March 2016.
The three-day Creative Writing Course will be run by Angela Locke, author of six internationally published novels and non-fiction/travel books, as well as being a prize-winning poet with five published collections. The course aims to help participants “find their creative voice, expand their minds and encourage them to write poetry, stories and prose in a supportive environment.”
The real draw here is the location. Linthwaite is situated only a few minutes from the famous Bowness-on-Windermere, and is set within 14 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens including its own tarn. Its picturesque location, with panoramic views over Lake Windermere.
The course fee of £462 per person covers the course itself, three nights’ accommodation, and three evening meals, one of which will take place at William Wordsworth’s family home, Rydal Mount, and will include a private viewing of the property and recital.