Written by Ronja
on October 16, 2020

UP THERE, EVERYWHERE is organizing an online writing retreat in the comfort of your home. Join us on Wednesday November 18th 9.30-6.00 CET & Thursday November 19th 9.30-6.00 CET!

“80% of success is turning UP.” - Woody Allen.

And when it’s a matter of rolling out of bed and tuning in, success is virtually guaranteed!

With the current continuing uncertainties regarding gatherings and travel we’ve decided to postpone the proposed writing retreat at Trinity College, Oxford. But – bring forward the opportunity to explore and play with language and storytelling in a virtual huddle. And sooner rather than later! So, do sign up for what promises to be an intense yet fun-filled couple of days.

Who should attend: UP writers or aspiring writers

Cost: Free to UP members and clients. Other attendees will be considered on application. 

The course will have a limited number of participants who will be accepted (on a first come basis).

An online writing retreat?

The retreat will consist of Zoom plenary sessions, work in pairs and teams of 3 or 4 in break-out rooms, working time offline and 1-2-1 Skype tutorials. There will be comfort & correspondence breaks and 45 minute lunch breaks both days. (Zoom service we’re afraid. And self-service at that.)

There will be some pre-course prep including filling out a questionnaire and rounding up some props to bring along. There will be some homework on the Wednesday evening/night.

During this two days of writing immersion,  you will develop your skills and learn more about: 

  • Collaborative working
  • Listening
  • Taking briefs
  • Distillation
  • Putting yourself into your writing
  • Using emotion, story and detail
  • Analysis
  • Theatricality
  • Research and creative play
  • The power of values expressed naturally
  • Learning from other forms of writing (i.e. poetry/literature of all genres)
  • The power of objects in storytelling 

Your tutor and facilitator:

Stuart Delves

Stuart Delves


Stuart Delves is an UP UK Member, working in Edinburgh for clients across the world. Stuart is a seasoned writer, tone-of-voice consultant and workshop designer and facilitator. He is founder of Dark Angels, a creative writing course that teaches business writers how to tell stories.



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