Creative Writing Day Retreats

These new creative writing day retreats are an opportunity for intermediate writers to spend dedicated time on their writing within a structured and supportive environment. They are aimed at aspiring writers who have already engaged with the craft and have some foundation for creative writing. 

During the day, each participant will benefit from a one-to-one mentoring session with an experienced creative writing lecturer, time for skills workshopping and structured writing stints with plenty of prompts to get the creative juices flowing. These sessions will be run by a specialised team of expert creative writing practitioners from the University who will be on hand to support participants and answer any questions throughout the day.

Participants are invited to send up to 1500 words of a current creative writing project in advance of the retreat which will be discussed during the mentoring session. 


Please address any enquiries about the courses to:

Department of English Part-time Courses
School of Humanities
3-5 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB

Tel: 0117 928 8924

Saturday 11 June: Rhetorical devices in your writing

When 9:45 am  to 4:30 pm

Saturday 11 June 2022

Where University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB.
Retreat Topic

Rhetorical devices in your writing


In this workshop, you'll learn how the rhetorical tricks we recognise from speechwriting and advertising work on readers' minds, and how they can lift your prose whatever age you write for or genre you write in. There will also be prompts to help you test these out in your own work. 


Workshop leader: Joanna Nadin

Mentors: Steven Lovatt and Mimi Thebo

Course fee


Booking deadline

6 June 2022

Previous qualifications/experience Intermediate writers

This course is no longer available

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