Saturday Sept 1st, 2018

Pick up at London Heathrow

Drop off at Flanesford Priory to check in to rooms

5.00pm Shuttle to the Garden Cafe event location for champagne reception and meet and greet.

7.30pm Dinner at the Garden Cafe

9.30pm Shuttle back to Flanesford Priory to relax and sleep


Sunday Sept 2nd

7.30am Pick up at Flanesford Priory

8.00am Breakfast at the Garden Cafe

9.30am Writing Prompt Workshop "Waking up the Writing Brain"

12.30pm Lunch at the Garden Cafe with Keynote Speaker 'Cozy Mystery Writer' Liz Hedgecock.

Have you ever wondered how difficult or complex navigating the self-publishing world is? Join us Sunday, September 2, 2018 for the Scribbler’s UK Writing Retreat luncheon speaker and cozy mystery writer, bestselling Amazon author, Liz Hedgecock, as she takes you through her self-publishing journey--thus far.

A whistle-stop tour through what I've learnt (and what I wish I’d learnt earlier) in becoming a self-published author. Caution: may include editing, marketing, covers, and planning ahead.

Liz Hedgecock spends much of her time hopping between the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries murdering people. To be fair, she does usually clean up after herself.
Liz’s re-imagining’s of Sherlock Holmes, Bitesize, a collection of flash fiction, and Murder At the Playgroup, a modern cozy mystery, are available in e-book and paperback.

Liz now lives in Cheshire with her husband and two sons. When she’s not writing or child-wrangling you can usually find her reading, messing about on Twitter, or cooing over stuff in museums and art galleries. That’s her story and she’s sticking to it.

You can also find Liz here:

Amazon author page:


1.30pm Book signing and Q&A with Liz

2.30pm Shuttle back to Flanesford Priory

3.00pm Scheduled 1 on 1 sessions with developmental editor

6.30pm Optional evening Yoga Session

7.00pm Pick up at Flanesford Priory

7.30pm Dinner at The Garden Cafe

9.30pm - 10.00pm Shuttle back to Flanesford Priory  


Monday – September 3rd

7:00-7:15 am- Pick up Priory

7:30 – 9:00 am – Breakfast Garden Café                                                                                                                                             

9:30 am- Bus to Gloucester                                                                                                                                     

10:30 – 12:30 –Writing Session Gloucester Cathedral       

Enjoy a writing session in historic Gloucester Cathedral! Write where portions of Harry Potter were filmed (Hogwarts School scenes). Allow the ambiance of this ancient sanctuary to join with your inner muse to whisper magical story beginnings in your ear.                                                                                         

1:00 pm – Browse through Beatrix Potter's Bookstore                                                                                                                                    

1:30-1:45 pm – Bus to Pub Lunch                                                                                                                                                 

2:00 – Lunch- Apple Tree Pub or Red Heart Inn                                                                                                                                                             

4:00 pm – Bus back to Priory                                                                                                                                            

5:00 pm Personal time                                                                                                                                                    

7:30-7:45 pm – pick up at Priory                                                                                                                                                      

8:00 pm –Dinner – Open Mike for reading and getting feedback on work


Tuesday  September 4th

6:00 -6:45 am Sunrise yoga at Goodrich Castle                                                                                                                              

7:30 am Pick up at Priory                                                                                                                                               

8:00 -9:00 am Breakfast at the Garden Café                                                                                                                                     

9:00- 12:00 pm Workshop TBD 

12:30 -2:00 pm Lunch at Garden Café                                                                                                

2:00 pm Back to Priory for personal time writing/hike other outdoor activity offered                                                                   

3:00 – 6.00pm Scheduled one on one appointments with developmental editor                                                           

6:30-6:45 pm Pick up at the Priory                                                                                                                                 

7:00 pm – Dinner                                                                                                                                                     

9:00 Drinks with writing shop talk or for those who want to go back to Priory                                                                            

10:00 pm Last shuttle to the Priory


Wednesday – September 5th

7:00 – 7:15- Pick up at Priory                                                                                                                              

7:30 -9:00 am – Breakfast at the Garden Café                                                                                                                             

9:30 am -12 pm – Writing prompt workshop –Kristin     Embodying your Characters – Bobbi   

One of the best ways to learn about your protagonist is to take on their persona for any given amount of time. In our “Embodying your Characters” workshop, you will learn strategies to step into the hero, heroine, villain, or other persona of your story, as a living, breathing, 3 – dimensional being. In the end, come away with a deeper understanding of the inner workings of YOUR universe. 

12:30 – 2 pm – Lunch –Garden Café                                                                                                                                                                      

2:00-5:30 pm –Personal writing time or walk, relaxing at the Lydbrook House or at the Priory - Intermittent shuttles to the Priory in between

6:00 pm Pick up at the Priory for restaurant dinner at 16th Century Pub, The Ostrich Inn, Newland.                                                                     

6:30 – 8 pm – Dinner at the Ostrich                                                                                                            

8:30 – 10:30 Outing to haunted cemetery with writing session                                                                               

11.00-11:30 pm Back to Priory


Thursday – September 6, 2018

7:30 am Pick up at Priory                                                                                                                                               

8:00 -9:30 am Breakfast at the Garden Café                                                                                                                   

10:00 am- 5pm Buses- All day outing- Puzzlewood, Pub lunch and TBD                                                                                                               

7:30 pm Pick up at Priory                                                                                                                                                                

8:00 pm Dinner at the Garden Café – Open Mic night for readings and feedback


Friday – September 7, 2018                                                                                                                                                     

6:00-6:45 am Sunrise Yoga at Goodrich Castle                                                                         

7:30 pm – Pick up Priory                                                                                                                                                                                     

8:00-9:30 am Breakfast with Tiffany at the Garden Cafe                                                                                                                                              

10:00 am – 12:30 pm –Workshop with Tiffany Murray                                                                                                                        

1:00 -2:30 pm – Lunch Garden Café                                                                                                                                           

3:00 -4:30 pm -2nd half of Workshop with Tiffany Murray                                                                                                                                   

4:30 pm Book signing with Tiffany                                                                                                                         

5:00 pm Back to Priory                                                                                                                                               

7:30 pm Pick up at Priory                                                                                                                                                              

8:00 pm Celebration Farewell Dinner with cocktails                                                                                                                              


Saturday – September 8, 2018                                                                                                                                              

6:30 – 7:00 am Pick up Priory                                                                                                                     

7:30 – 8:30 am breakfast at the Garden Café                                                                                                                           

9:00 Transport to Airport