Welcome to the 5th Annual Online Writer Retreat here at AWF. As with previous years I will be announcing our Guest Writers and full programme. Dive into the posts as they arrive in real time (GMT), or read and use them at your leisure. The INKSPILL posts remain unlocked and can be utilised at any time.
Please FOLLOW the blog to take part in the weekend.
LIKE the post when you have read it.
I would appreciate this because I am offering you this weekend free of charge and hope that you will spread the word of the retreat to others. Also from a pure admin point if you LIKE each post after you read them I can see who’s taking part
The statistics always shoot through the roof so I know that there are a lot of people logging in and having a read. Join in, comment, send your writing, thoughts and feedback.
Here is a whistle-stop tour of the history of INKSPILL, which I created the same year as the blog 2013.
I created a page on the blog which is updated annually with the COMING SOON information. https://awritersfountain.wordpress.com/inkspill/ The INKSPILL posts appear on the main blog.
The first year I ran it for 3 days and did it all by myself. Subsequent years have been 2 days and I have involved Guest Writers, who have all kindly given their time and expertise free of charge.
I owe the conception to Iyanla Vanzant who runs a Wonder Woman Weekend in USA, something I couldn’t afford to attend. I thought about the money retreats cost and how good it would be to access some material for free. As with all things in life this may change slightly in the future, for now it remains free.
Our Guest Writers were: William Gallagher, Charlie Jordan & Heather Wastie
Our Guest Writers were: David Calcutt, Alison May & Daniel Sluman
Our Guest Writers were: Deanne Gist, Gaia Harper (Foyles Young Poet 2015) & Roy McFarlane.