French House Party


French House Party

Creative Writing Course, Carcassonne, Southern France

June 20-26

Pen &Think: Tutored Retreat

Creative Writing Course, Carcassonne, Southern France

French House Party has received many media plaudits for its ‘World’s Best’ excellence…

The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and National Geographic.

June 13-18 SOLD OUT

Write Like No One’s Watching


June 20-26

Pen &Think: Tutored Retreat

6 day course in a relaxed ambience

for intermediate to experienced writers: £995

tutored by professional mentor and prizewinning poet Sarah Hymas.
at a chic 8 bedroom house with pool and tennis court.

Dr. Sarah Hymas, an Arvon Foundation prize-winner, is co-founder of The Writing Smithy,

a UK mentoring and manuscript appraisal service.

Widely published: poetry, plays, lyrics and short stories,
she has been French House Party’s resident Creative Writing tutor since 2008.

Sarah Hymas: one of the greatest tutors I’ve had the pleasure to know Brendan Harding, writer.

Beautiful countryside, lovely people, amazing food – and a really gifted tutor
Maria McGeoghan, Manchester Evening News

Sarah was a very skilled, empathetic instructor who developed our confidence Zayneb Allak

I had never been on a writing course before – it was a brilliant few days:comfortable house; excellent food and wine; entertaining and pleasant company.

I left feeling happier about my writing and feeling generally cosseted Ann McGrath

To book, contact

or phone 01299 400835/ 07900 322791

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