Alison is a firm believer in the effectiveness of structured writing retreats and the benefits of writing in a social environment. She was lucky enough to train as a writing retreat facilitator with Professor Rowena Murray and has experience in running a variety of writing retreat programmes for PhD students, creative writers and academics, both online and in person.
Here’s some feedback on one of Alison’s writing retreats:
“I found the two days so brilliant. Alison was great. I honestly think I got 3 weeks worth of work done in 2 days. I am travelling home today stress free.”
“Great couple of days. Very well organised and excellent facilitator. Achieved more than I expected. Came in anxious that I wasn’t sufficiently organised but when all distractions were removed, I just wrote.”
“Alison has been so kind and supportive. I’m delighted with the progress made on my writing and would recommend this to other students.”Feedback on a recent retreat for PhD researchers at Ulster University.
If you would like to get in touch with Alison about running a retreat, please click here or email her at a.garden[@]qub.ac.uk.