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& memoirist Clover Stroud 

Exciting news! We are collaborating once again with

The Sunday Times best selling author, Clover Stroud.

Clover's 4th memoir  'The Giant on the Skyline'

with be published on the 9th May 2024. 

 Join us for an exclusive

'Memoir Writing Day Retreat' with Clover Stroud 


6th MAY 2024


Where: This exclusive memoir writing retreat will be hosted in a beautiful residence near Chipping Norton


What to expect: A full day of learning, writing and nourishment set in a calming and relaxing environment. 

This is a really special day, where you will learn about writing yourself and your story onto the page.  Having written three memoirs, which have all been Sunday Times bestsellers, and her 4th being published on 9th May, Clover could be described as the expert of memoir writing! 


Over the course of a day, she will share her unique insights into the experience of memoir writing with you.  Clover is a writer who has earned herself a hugely loyal following because of her breath-taking ability to write with real heart and true integrity. Clover will talk you through the experience of writing memoir, providing real life examples, and writing exercises to help you learn how to creatively channel all the feelings of your life. 


This is an outstanding opportunity to learn more about memoir, from nurturing your earliest ideas, to structuring an outline, to learning how to channel your deepest emotions to create beautiful prose. She will also provide hints and tips on writing a proposal, getting an agent, and approaching a publisher.

Hosted in a relaxing venue in Over Norton, not far from Chipping Norton, you’ll receive a welcome goody bag, and feast on delicious local produce around the kitchen table for lunch.  There will also be an opportunity, should you wish, to sit in the garden, to get some fresh air between workshops and writing sessions. You may of course prefer to stay indoors

and stay snug with your notebook in the cosy sitting room

This will be a really beautiful and unique day which we hope will leave you creatively and spiritually inspired


This writing retreat is for you if…


  1. You’re already on a journey with writing your memoir but need more guidance about structure, the narrative and how to write a proposal

  2. You'd like to learn more about self-actualisation and creative writing

  3. You’re keen to know how to tap into your creativity, to harness your inner creative life as a vehicle for emotions

  4. You’d like to learn how to use memory and creativity together




10am: Welcome! Grab a cuppa.

Find a comfortable seat  around the kitchen table.

1030 - 1pm: An Audience with Clover

 Morning Masterclass: Exploring memoir writing, mastering the emotional complexities

of shame, blame and pain in life writing.

1pm - 2pm: Light lunch

2 - 4pm: An Audience with Clover

Afternoon Masterclass: Technique in memoir writing including finding your core,

how to use poetry, what dialogue brings to memoir, structure and selling your idea.

430pm – Wrap up the day and say our farewells.

For more information please email 

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