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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.

Everything you need to know about writing a novel
A Virtual Tutored Novel-Writing Week

Start date: July 27, 2020

End date: July 31, 2020

Everything you Need to Know about Writing a Novel

Anna Chilvers and Ali Harper have hosted an annual creative writing retreat at Wentworth Castle in South Yorkshire every summer for the last seven years. This year Covid-19 has thwarted their plans. However, not to be deterred, they’ve moved with the times and are offering 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.


All sessions are optional and we realise you may be juggling other responsibilities. If there’s any workshops you can’t attend you will be sent detailed hand-outs. Full details of the sessions are included below.


Obviously these are strange times and it’s difficult to know what we’ll all be doing in July. For this reason we offer a complete no-quibble full-refund in the event you have to cancel your place.


The cost is £150 (£120 low income) 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).


For information on how to book please email info@annachilvers.co.uk

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.