A residential writing course

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east-wing-dining-room-small-photo Participants around the big oak table in the Coach House

This post is a bit of a plug for a residential writing course in south west Scotland on which I am tutoring along with novelist Margaret Elphinstone.

The three-day course is held in a renovated coach house in the village of Kirkpatrick Durham in Dumfries and Galloway. During the spring and summer it is a holiday let but twice a year, for the last three years owner Juliet Caird has hosted two writing courses, one in March and the second in November.

There is a lovely paragraph on the Durhamhill website which reads: “When the weather is good, the courses can be conducted outside the house, in the inspirational surrounding countryside, perhaps at the giant stone circle seating area with views to the hills, or in the sunny, but more sheltered, orchard.” Not in Scotland in March or November, I’m…

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