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Anna is available for workshops, readings and other author events. Here are details of forthcoming events. Please contact Anna if you would like to book her for an event.

Book Launch for East Coast Road

Date: November 26, 2020

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Zoom

A Novel New Year!
Everything You Need to Know About Writing A Novel

Start date: January 4, 2021

End date: January 8, 2021

Time: 9am - 8.30pm each day

Location: Zoom

Following on from the success of 2020’s first foray into on-line writing retreats, Anna Chilvers and Ali Harper are again teaming up to offer a five-day, intensive novel-writing course online. The course is suitable for anyone who is interested in writing a novel, whether you’ve got a complete draft or just an idea brewing.


The cost is £150 all-inclusive, although sadly we can’t provide lunch or dinner! (If you would like to attend and the cost is prohibitive, please contact us as we may be able to offer some reductions to those in need).


What previous participants said:


Ali and Anna used their skill and initiative and gave us all the opportunity to Zoom to a wonderful week of writing, teaching, discussion and support. Learned a lot but enjoyed even more. New friends, fresh ideas and memories = the added value.


First rate course presented by first-rate tutors!


A fantastic week that got me through some very stuck areas, improved my writing and boosted my confidence


Highly recommended. Intense. Demanding and incredibly useful


email info@annachilvers.co.uk for more information

The Art of Writing

Start date: July 12, 2021

End date: July 16, 2021

Time: Monday evening - Friday afternoon

Location: Northern College @ Wentworth Castle



Writing Retreat with Anna Chilvers and Ali Harper

For the seventh year running, Anna Chilvers and Ali Harper are delighted to host a tutored writing retreat, at Northern College based at the magnificent Grade 1 listed House of Wentworth Castle.

Anna and Ali are both published writers and inspirational creative writing tutors. They have worked together on many retreats and are passionate about enabling writers to express themselves creatively through the written word.

The course includes workshops, one to one tutorials, small group work, feedback and writing time.  Writers are encouraged to share work both in class and at the Thursday night celebration. 

New for 2020… is a Writing Marathon on the Friday morning before the course ends with a farewell lunch. 

Check in is available from 12noon on Monday. The course starts with dinner on Monday evening and includes full board and College accommodation in single en-suite bedrooms. 

You are welcome to stay for the afternoon on Friday – there is a beautiful library with stunning views in which to work.

The cost for the course is £460 and includes full board from Monday dinner to Friday lunch. 

Please email annaruthchilvers@gmail.com for more information and bookings.