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Exciting news! We are collaborating once again with

The Sunday Times best selling author, Clover Stroud.

Clover's most recent memoir  'The Red of my Blood'

came out in paperback in January 2023 and

she is now in the process of writing her fourth memoir. 

 Join us for an exclusive

'Memoir Writing Day Retreat'

with Clover Stroud


Where: This exclusive writing retreat will be hosted at Clover Stroud’s beautiful home, located not too far away from Oxford.  


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 another three commissioned to write, 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 at Clover’s beautiful and characterful home in Oxfordshire, you’ll receive a welcome goody bag, and feast on delicious local produce around Clover’s kitchen table for lunch.  There will also be an opportunity, should you wish, to enjoy a brisk walk out to Clover’s fields, 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 vibrant 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 - 5pm: 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.

5pm – Wrap up the day and say our farewells.

For more information and prices, please contact Tanya at 

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